We all know Of Mice And Men – either you loathed it at school, or fell in love with Lenny and carried on studying English Lit.
Now, the very house that John Steinbeck, author of the American classic, wrote this great work is on sale – and it comes with the original hut that Steinbeck used for his writing.
The location was the writing backdrop to many of his revered novels, making it an exciting addition to the market.
It’s a big investment for this piece of literary history, however, as the home is going for $16.75 million.
Located in Sag Harbor, an exclusive village in Long Island, New York, the property hasn’t been on sale in 60 years.
It’s just 580ft from the waterfront of Morris Cove and Upper Sag Harbor.
Steinbeck called this place his personal ‘eden’ and ‘my little fishing place’, living here until his death in 1968.
Though he grew up in Salinas, California, he moved to New York in 1941.
After a weekend trip to Sag Harbor in 1955, the then 53-year-old bought the cottage and stayed there for the rest of his life.
As well as Of Mice And Men, Steinbeck wrote Travels With Charley and The Winter Of Our Discontent there too.
The two-bedroom home has impressive features – there’s a private 60ft pier and a pool.
The hut in the garden has been persevered too, and it’s where Steinbeck sat to write while looking out at the views over the cove.
He built the hut himself to create a distraction-free place for creating his work – some of which earned him Nobel and Pulitzer prizes.
The home also has two bathrooms, a guest house, and a spot for fishing as Steinbeck often did on the pier.
Inside there’s a grand floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and cathedral-like beamed ceilings.
Living nearby are celebrities Richard Gere, Jimmy Buffett, Howard Stern and Paul Simon.
The home is being marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty, Bridgehampton Brokerage.
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