HAND­MAID’S HOME

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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.

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