Celebrity Homes: Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Buys Brooklyn Brownstone for $2.1M
National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates snagged the landmarked brownstone in Brooklyn's Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood for the full asking price of $2.1 million. According to New York Post, Coates used LLC, Ellen And William Craft Excursions to purchase the property. The place boasts original hardwood floors, pocket doors and original fireplace mantels.
According to New York Curbed, the three-story home consists of four bedrooms and other original designs and fixtures. Listing details reveal that the three-story home also has two full bathrooms, a garden and a deck. It was said that the place not only retained its antique charm bit is also modernized and maintained to incorporate modern amenities. All the windows have been replaced with new double-pane windows and the place is also cable-TV ready.
There is a large eat-in kitchen that is equipped with stainless steel appliances including a Dishwasher and a vented out stove. It is also designed with custom cabinetry. There is also a built-in custom bench for the much needed extra space.
The kitchen also has floor-to-ceiling windows providing a lot of natural light to the room. The beautiful ceilings also add a sense of charm in the place. The large windows also overlook the beautiful backyard so it is a great place to relax or energize while eating breakfast.
The bathrooms inside the home are all newly renovated. One of them has a steam shower and the other one has a gorgeous original Claw foot tub and a skylight.
Lincoln Road is known for their properties with deep sidewalks and beautiful gardens. It is also conveniently located near subway access to Manhattan. Brooklyn's largest and most beautiful park which is the Prospect Park is also only two blocks away.
Coates is known for writing about African-American issues, politics, and culture. This may be the reason why he chose Ellen and William Craft Excursions to purchase the home because Ellen and William Craft successfully escaped slavery in 1848.