Author and Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Buys Stunning Prospect Lefferts Gardens Brownstone

Ta-Nehisi Coates photo via Wikipedia. House photo by Corcoran

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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Brooklyn House Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Photo by Corcoran

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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Brooklyn House Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Photo by Corcoran

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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Brooklyn House Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Photo by Corcoran

[h/t: NYP]

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