Thursday, January 12, 2012

Want to live in Houdini's house?

The realtor for Houdini's former home at 278 W 113th Street in Harlem, NY, has just posted a comment on my blog about the house from last year:

"Apt 3 top floor is vacant. Would you know anyone who wants to rent? I am the realtor for the owner."

Unfortunately, the realtor did not leave a name or contact info, but I'm pretty sure this is legit as the previous owner of the top unit threw a Houdini-themed moving out party in November.

So who wants to live in the home of Houdini?

10 comments:

  1. If I were there and could get the money for it!!!

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    1. I hear you, lulamaecollins. If I had the cash I'd make this a second home in a flash!

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  2. About 30 years ago you could have bought the house for $170,000. Oh well.

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  3. And 100 years ago we could have gotten it for $30,000. :p

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  4. Dammit, that would beyond awesome to live there! I wonder what the actual cost of the place is? Probably wildly beyond what I'll ever be able to afford...ever. :'(

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  5. It's a brownstone so we are talking 7 figures I would think.

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  6. Well, it's now a 3 unit apt. building. For what I hear the inside has been pretty throughly changed/renovated. But I also hear Houdini's library is still intact and beautiful.

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  7. Hey....now is the time to take the grand tour. Anyone live near the city that can visit the apartment and report back what it is like inside? I live in NJ but will be traveling the next 5 weeks on business.

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  8. I have the mortgage of the house when bess sold the house in 1927

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    1. Excellent! Let's move in and open a museum. :)

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