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If you’re interested in buying Harry Houdini’s former Harlem townhouse, you better act fast before it disappears!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The top two floors can be used as rental apartments, featuring one bedroom and two bedrooms respectively.
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.