Back 30 years ago, this authentic Yorkville row house, on the market for $2.198 million, was owned by a scribe by the name of Margaret Atwood. Here, the legendary author penned her works tucked away on the third floor. The writer, famous for her novels Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, amongst others, sold the home to theatrical designer Joy Samanski, who kept the original charm of the home intact while entertaining her clientele, such as Tom Jones and Ronnie Hawkins, in the main floor showroom. Entering the home, visitors strut down the original wood floors that date back to the late 1800s. There are large principal rooms and a second floor patio that is more akin to an English garden than a typical leafy retreat. There are two additional row houses left on this historic strip of Yorkville, and the opportunity to own comes along once in a generation.
The character home offers plenty of original finishes, including brick walls and wood flooring, and provides design opportunities.
The second floor patio is huge and could be transformed into a luxury backyard retreat better than any mere balcony.