Peek Inside Literary Legend Toni Morrison’s Manhattan Condo—Now Asking $4.25M

The Nobel Prize–winning novelist lived at the Tribeca address until her death in 2019.
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Book lovers, take note: The former home of writer, editor, and professor Toni Morrison is now up for sale in New York City. Morrison, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 88, purchased the Tribeca condo in 2014, and now it’s up for sale by her estate—offering a rare look inside the home of a literary legend.

The tenth-floor apartment opens into a living/dining area and kitchen, complete with built-in bookshelves. The space is currently staged with Morrison’s personal furnishings.

Bookshelves throughout the condo are lined with classic and modern titles, although none of the books are for sale—with the condo or otherwise. Some items, such as a ladder that Morrison had custom built to reach the upper shelves, may be negotiated separately.

The sun-filled condo has a spacious 2,300-square-foot floor plan, including three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with exposures along the northern and eastern sides of the building. Other notable features include a large bedroom suite with a separate dressing room and soaking tub, as well as a recently renovated kitchen with high-end appliances. While some of Morrison’s personal belongings are still on display in the home, most are not for sale—including the rows and rows of books.

The living area features a gas fireplace, as well as a band of windows overlooking Manhattan.

Morrison’s personal collection of artwork and mementos can be seen throughout the apartment.

The condo is located inside the landmarked  Textile Building, which was built in 1901 and designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, famed for his work on the Plaza Hotel and Dakota Building further uptown. Today, the building offers amenities including an attended lobby, a fitness center, a rooftop pool, and a garden courtyard. Keep scrolling to see more of the condo, now listed for $4,250,000—a $500K reduction from the original asking price.

The primary bedroom occupies a corner of the building, taking advantage of the double exposure for ample sunlight and expansive city views.

The en suite bathroom features a large vanity and soaking tub.

A view from the apartment looks northeast toward Midtown.

66 Leonard Street, Apartment #10A, in New York, New York, is currently listed for $4,250,000 by Amanda S. Brainerd, Simone Mailman, and Gerard Ryan of Brown Harris Stevens.

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