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The Maya Angelou Legacy Home

3240 Valley Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

6,400 sqft • 4 Bedroom Suites • 2 Additional Bedrooms •

3 Additional Bathrooms totaling 6 bedrooms & 7 Bathrooms • Two Car Garage

Inquiries Starting at $650,000

A Home with A History...

where "The laughter and love of people vibrate..."

Purchased by Dr. Maya Angelou in 1991 after she moved to Winston-Salem to teach at Wake Forest University, this home is where the iconic author and civil rights activist lived and worked until her passing in 2014.

With potential as a residence or bed and breakfast, our hope is for the home to be purchased by an individual or institution that honors and appreciates Dr. Angelou’s legacy.

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Oprah at Valley Road

"...that was my favorite place to be..."

Oprah Winfrey, one of Dr. Angelou's closest friends, was likely her most famous house guest. In 1993, Oprah interviewed Dr. Angelou in the upstairs sunroom. During the video, which is linked below, we see moments of them cooking and dining together, Oprah reflects “This is the place that most feels like home to me," and "The laughter and love of people vibrates in this house."

Oprah also references the home by name for the forward of  the 2015 edition of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" released after Dr. Angelou's death. "Sitting at her kitchen table on Valley Road...listening to her read poetry...that was my favorite place to be...," she writes.


Home Features

6,400 sqft

4 Bedroom Suites + 2 Additional Bedrooms

+3 Additional Bathrooms

2-Car Detached 


The home bosts over 6,400 sqft of living and entertaining space. The upper level contains 2 bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms and a full hall bath. In addition, you have a well lit sunroom, spacious dining room, welcoming kitchen and relaxing living room.

On the lower level you'll find 3,300 versatile sqft including two more bedrooms suites, another separate bedroom, two more full baths, the laundry room, and a second sunroom. This level is directly accessible from the outside of the home.

Also of note: a detached two car garage, one car covered parking attached to rear of home, ample driveway parking, a full size basketball court, and a large, shaded outdoor patio.

An Ideal Location

The home sits on 0.80 acres and minutes away from Wake Forest University (where Dr. Angelou was a professor for over 30 years), Salem College (the oldest educational institution for girls and women in America) and Winston-Salem State University (designated an Historically Black College and University).

This site and sale are not associated with Dr. Angelou's estate, the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation, or Oprah Winfrey. We encourage support of her legacy via scholarships and gifts to her foundation.


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