Author Ta-Nehisi Coates has a new home in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
The "Between the World and Me" writer and Atlantic reporter purchased a 3-story Lincoln Road townhouse for $2.1 million last month with his wife, Kenyatta Matthews, deeds show.
The pair bought the five-bedroom home at 207 Lincoln Road through a company, “Ellen and William Craft Excursions LLC,” named for married slaves who made a daring escape from Georgia to Philadelphia in 1848 disguised as a white planter and his slave.
The house, built in approximately 1905 according to city records, is located in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District and includes original woodwork, molding, pocket doors, mantles and hardwood floors, according to a Corcoran listing for the property.
Previously, the Lincoln Road home sold for $990,000 in 2010 to its former owners, deeds show.
Rumors of a move by Coates to the neighborhood swirled this spring among area residents before record of the sale went public. News of the purchase was first reported by the New York Post on Thursday.
Coates, a native of Baltimore, has lived in Washington, D.C., Harlem and, most recently, Paris with Matthews and his teenage son, for whom he wrote "Between the World and Me," a treatise on African-American life that became a bestseller last year. He is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has taught at the City University of New York since 2014.