Bob Dylan’s Former Harlem Townhouse On The Market

SLIDESHOW: Located in the St. Nicholas Historic District, the four-storey, 3,952-square-foot townhouse was built circa 1890.

Bob Dylan lived in the New York City townhouse during some of his most musically productive years.

Grammy-winning songwriter Bob Dylan, who has also earned a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature, first moved to New York City in 1960 as a 19-year-old drop-out from the University of Minnesota. He soon shot to stardom and lived in several properties, from Greenwich Village to the city’s upstate. Dylan then took a surprising turn and moved to the neighbourhood of Harlem in the 1980s. The historic townhouse he owned until 2000 is now on the market again.

The current owners purchased the place from the enigmatic artist for only US$560,000. Seventeen years later, they are asking for US$3.595 million via a sale managed by Corcoran.

Located in the St. Nicholas Historic District, the four-storey, 3,952-square-foot townhouse was built circa 1890. It was designed by the McKim, Mead & White architectural firm as part of a development of approximately 150 houses by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Famously referred to as Striver’s Row, the unique back-to-back layout of the houses has attracted important residents through the years, including politicians and entertainers.

Each pre-war home also comes with a backyard carriage house. Dylan’s was transformed into an interior courtyard, used for outdoor entertaining, as well as private parking. According to the listing, the five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home still contains most of the early oak wood detailing. There are also six fireplaces with original decorative mantels, high ceilings and a large living room with a Juliet balcony.

However, some 21st-century updates have been included, such as a fully renovated kitchen, complete with a sub-zero freezer and built-in wine storage unit. From the kitchen, there is a separate staircase that leads to the butler’s pantry. The third floor has a library or den and master bedroom and bath. The highest floor is flooded with light from several skylights.

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