Lena Horne’s early childhood home hits the market for $2M

Lena Horne and the brownstone at 519 Macon Street (photo credit: MGM)

Legendary songstress Lena Horne’s former Bed Stuy home is on the market to the tune of $2 million, according to the New York Post. The famed entertainer and four-time Grammy Award winner lived in the landmarked brownstone at 519 Macon Street until she was five. She later returned to Brooklyn after a stint living in Georgia.

The home, currently divided into two duplexes, has a lot for perspective buyers to be jazzed about. The two units offer a combined nine rooms over 3,150 square feet. Pre-war details abound in the home, including wainscotting, mantles, medallions, inlaid mahogany floors and original moldings — crown, window and door.


Not only is the home located on a tree-lined block, but it also comes with a dual-level landscaped garden that has bluestone pavers, retaining walls and a built-in sprinkler system.

Lisa James and Anthony L. Morris of Corcoran have the listing and you can see it for yourself at this Sunday’s open house. [NYP]