J.D. Salinger's Former House Listed for Sale

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ZillowThe former J.D. Salinger home, built in 1939, is set on 12 acres of land that once belonged to a renowned sculptor.
CORNISH, N.H. -- A former home of "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000. The Lebanon Valley News reports that the author bought the home in Cornish in the 1950s and left after separating from his first wife. The reclusive author remained in Cornish, where he died in 2010 at age 91.

The current owner bought the 2,900-square-foot home on 12 acres in the 1980s. The land once belonged to renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and a descendant of his built the house in 1939. (See photographs from the real estate listing below.)

The real estate posting says the house is "set in an enchanting garden of flowers and trees. Land on both sides of the road ensures privacy." It has views of Mt. Ascutney, with trails, woods, and garden spots "to sit and dream."

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diobuca

He wrote one God awful and painful book to read. Who would want to live there. :)

August 21 2014 at 8:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
patking176

This is the first famous person's home that I could just move right in. So homey and comfortable. No pretension here. And what beautiful grounds.

August 18 2014 at 10:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C.J.

curk, your example of a warren, nh home is down right ugly..........................geesh

August 18 2014 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GGOLDS5

He was a great writer but technically this was only his house for 12 years and he didn't buy it. It has also had many owners since he owned it. The reason for the mention was essentially to raise the asking price. I do love the house and would love to live in NH. Cheaper cost of living then here in Connecticut and more land for the money. Taxes also a lot lower. Great property and I even like the unmatched red carpeting. :)

August 18 2014 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
baxmedcomm

Cluttered, dark, depressing, and no sign of decorating "taste" anywhere. Considering the pedigree of this property, I'm surprised the realty didn't stage it a LOT better!!

August 18 2014 at 5:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
misstozak

I want this house. Would anyone out there like to buy it for me? I'm a book seller!

August 18 2014 at 5:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ALICE

I Love JD Salinger's Home, Charlie Sheen's is also Great !!!

August 18 2014 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
curk

If you really want a New Hampshire castle, this is the place!
It is a beautiful river rock house with it's own one acre stocked fish pond! Stunning!

http://www.gowenrealty.com/propertysearch/MLSUDetails.asp?ID=4262194&TYPE=RESIDENTIAL&MLS=NNEREN&OfficeID=106&Tags=Warren NH Real Estate

August 18 2014 at 3:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mik's $ Toy

TOO much STUFF - needs to get rid of 75% of the knick knacks but love the room with the book shelves.

August 18 2014 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hattie54

Love the backyard!!!! Like any old house, the kitchen and bathrooms need to be redone.

August 18 2014 at 2:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply