A Custom Built Bookshelf Ladder Among the Personal Touches In the Late Toni Morrison's Former Home

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Photo credit: Timothy Fadek - Getty Images
Photo credit: Timothy Fadek - Getty Images

If you've ever wanted to take a sneak peek into the home of a literary great, here's your chance. Open House NYC recently provided an exclusive look into the Tribeca loft of the late Toni Morrison. The spacious abode is heavy on the "cozy and comfortable" and includes a number of personal touches.

"Another remarkable thing about the apartment is that every part of it is designed to be cozy and comfortable...The living room has a wall of north facing windows, which provides all day consistent ambient light and beautiful open views over the New York City skyline. And also, the apartment has artifacts that are from Toni's travels," the show's host reveals.

The comfy apartment features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half-bathrooms. Among the personal touches still present in Morrison's loft is a custom built bookshelf ladder ideal for reaching those ever-elusive books on the top shelf.

Morrison purchased the home in 2014 and lived there until her death in 2019. The New York Post reports that the home recently sold for $4.25 million (just shy of its asking price of $4.75 million).

Among Morrison's most celebrated works are "The Bluest Eye," "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon."

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