Ta-Nehisi Coates — the MacArthur Genius Grant winner, longtime Atlantic writer, author of the National Book Award–winning Between the World and Me, and author of the recent Marvel comic series Black Panther — has bought a former House of the Day at 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Coates bought the home, which went on the market in January, for its original ask of $2.1 million.
The property is a landmarked three-story, four-bedroom brownstone loaded with gorgeous restored detail — mantels, pocket doors, inlaid parquet floors, pier mirrors, wedding-cake plaster ornament, wainscoting and carved woodwork — not to mention a lovely eat-in chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and a tin ceiling.
Coates purchased the stunner through an LLC entitled Ellen and William Craft Excursions, a reference to a slave couple in Georgia who made an incredible escape to Philadelphia in 1848. Ellen and William went on to record their story for posterity in the book Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom.
This marks the second time in six years the house has sold, having previously been bought for $990,000 in 2010 following a restoration.