Peter Straub’s novels may be terrifying, but his Upper West Side home, which just sold for $7 million, is anything but.
The acclaimed horror author has lived in the five-story, 4,800-square-foot townhouse, at 53 West 85th Street, for 30 years. He put it on the market for the first time back in April, asking $8.2 million.
It features an asymmetrical facade, a pitched gable roof, bay windows, wrought iron railings, and a stained glass skylight, 6sqft reported.
Dana Luttway, an experienced home flipper, was the buyer, according to public records.
Straub’s daughter Emma, also a writer, recently listed her own townhouse, at 182 Rutland Road in Prospect-Lefferts Garden, for $1.85 million. [6sqft] – Ariel Stulberg
Correction: A previous version of this post used a photo Emma Straub’s house.