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Harry Houdini's magical Harlem townhouse is for sale

If you’re interested in buying Harry Houdini’s former Harlem townhouse, you better act fast before it disappears!

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The townhouse has four floors in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

The famed magician lived in this four-story abode with his wife Bess from 1904 to 1926. According to Curbed, he purchased the property for $25,000, and it’s currently on the market for $4.6 million.

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A photo of Harry Houdini who lived from 1874-1926.

Fansite Wild About Houdini reports that back when it was occupied by the illusionist, it featured some pretty fun tricks such as a gigantic sunken bathtub and a large mirror that Houdini used to practice his underwater effects.

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If these walls could talk!

The entire house was also wired for sound including an early "wireless" radio in the carpets that helped him stun visitors with his mind-reading effects. There was even a trick door that opened from the hinge side when you turned the door knob.

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Now, the 4,608-square-foot residential property has been converted into a three-family home. The main duplex features two bedrooms including a master with en-suite bath and dressing area with a second full bath on the garden level. It also boasts hardwood floors, and eat-in kitchen with a dining room, a large living room and tin ceilings. Original details can be seen throughout.

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The house was full of magical details, like a trick doorknob.

The top two floors can be used as rental apartments, featuring one bedroom and two bedrooms respectively.

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Houdini occupied the space with his wife Bess from 1904 to 1926.

Other features on the property include six fireplaces throughout, a parlor (which includes one of Houdini's original bookcases) and a backyard that uses one of the home’s original bathtubs as a planter.

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Interested? You better act fast ... before it disappears!

See more of the home from a Houdini fan’s perspective here, and visit the listing for more information.

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