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SEE IT: Harry Houdini's Harlem Brownstone Hits Market for $4.6M

By Dartunorro Clark | June 16, 2017 7:07pm | Updated on June 19, 2017 9:52am
 Houdini lived in the home for more than two decades before his untimely death. 
Houdini lived in the home for more than two decades before his untimely death. 
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Wikipedia Commons (at left); Douglas Elliman

HARLEM— The former home of famous illusionist Harry Houdini has hit the market for a cool $4.6 million.

Houdini, who died in 1926 after being punched in the stomach, moved to Harlem in 1904 and bought the brownstone at 278 W. 113th St.

The escape artist lived in the 4,000-square-foot home until his death, according to Douglas Elliman, which is arranging the sale.

Houdini’s his wife sold the home to a neighbor after his death and it has swapped hands over the decades, according to Curbed. This is the first time it has been on the market since 1991, when a man who was unaware the famous magician practiced his tricks in the house bought it, the Daily News reported.

"The lady who sold it to me never told me Houdini lived here. The neighbor told me after I moved in," Thomas told the paper in 2013. "People are always outside talking pictures of the house.”

Much of the brownstone's original features have been maintained, according to the listing.

However, the four-story home has been converted into a three-family home with a backyard garden since Houdini lived there.

It boasts hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room and a large living room, the listing adds.

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