A landmarked home sits quietly in Harlem’s Saint Nicholas Historic District, sometimes pointed out in neighborhood tours. The early 1900s townhouse seems like any other unassuming brick townhouse from the outside, but swells with period accents inside.
But that’s not this property's only claim to history: The townhouse was home to famed singer and songwriter Bob Dylan for 14 years. Now, it’s up for grabs for $3.7 million.
You may assume that a home belonging to a celebrated musician has hints of memorabilia dedicated to him throughout (similar to Michael Jackson’s “Thrilla Villa”), but from the listing photos, Dylan seems to have taken a quiet bow out when he sold the house in 2000. The current owners purchased it from Dylan for just $650,000, according to .
The neighborhood, known locally as Striver’s Row, has seen a number of famous residents throughout history, including musician and composer .
Over time, the home has undergone careful renovations to preserve its original features. Filled with oak details, the townhouse features original pocket and wood doors, sophisticated crown molding, wainscoting and six original decorative mantel fireplaces. Typical of carriage houses, this home has an interior courtyard that can be used for outdoor entertaining and private parking.
Also typical of homes built during the early 1900s, a separate staircase leads to a butler’s pantry on the parlor level from the kitchen (likely once used to serve food to the family or guests), reports . In the front of the house, a wider staircase leads to a front landing, a formal dining room and a living room complete with a Juliet balcony.
The oak accents throughout lend the home a sort of warmth and familiarity — something one might say is also present in Dylan’s famous songs such as “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” Born in Minnesota, Dylan has since traded in the cold winters of the Midwest and East Coast for a warmer residence in Malibu, California.
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