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You Can Buy Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home!

If you’ve got a cool $5.095 million just laying around then you could be the next owner of Maya Angelou’s historic Harlem home.

Angelou called the four story brownstone home for the last decade of her life and man if the walls could talk, could you imagine what they’d say?

The brownstone became her home in 2002 when she brought it sight unseen, and transformed it in a way that only Lady Angelou could.

The New York Times reports that she entertained the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson with dance parties and competitive Boggle games.OB-UU902_1005_m_J_20121002171132

Who wouldn’t want to live in a house where Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, and Maya Angelou used to have dance parties!?

The home itself is pretty magnificent and includes an elevator, two fireplaces, multiple chandeliers, hardwood floors, and a living room with a ceiling over 12 feet high!

You can dine in style under a dropped dining room ceiling painted to look like the sky or enjoy a cocktail at the wet bar before strolling into the garden.

Valon Nicki of Link NY Realty said, “Someone buying this property will obtain a piece of cultural history. We are honored to be the exclusive listing broker for Dr. Angelou’s home.”

$5million is pretty damn steep but maybe you and 20 other Angelou obsessors can pull together and purchase this bomb piece of cultural history!

PHOTOS: Zillow, Wall Street Journal

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.