JD Salinger's Former Home Yours for $679K

First place he bought in Cornish, NH, is on the market

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 22, 2014 7:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – For $679,000, you can live where one of the great American writers spent his days. The former New Hampshire home of JD Salinger, who died in 2010, is up for sale in Cornish, featuring four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 12 acres, Bloomberg reports.Salinger moved to the 2,900-square-foot home in the 1950s after writing The Catcher in the Rye and separating from his first wife. "This charming house is set in an enchanting garden of flowers and trees," an online listing reads. "Land on both sides of the road ensures privacy."

Salinger lived in Cornish until his death, though he sold this home to its current owner in the 1980s, reports the Valley News. The couple who bought it did come across some of Salinger's personal items over the years, including checkbooks and even his toilet—which a dealer advertised on eBay as "uncleaned and in its original condition." Interested? You can tour the home here. (In other news, new Salinger books may be on the way.)

In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, the former home of author J.D. Salinger sits among trees in Cornish, N.H. The home, which Salinger bought in the 1950's, is up for sale.
In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, the former home of author J.D. Salinger sits among trees in Cornish, N.H. The home, which Salinger bought in the 1950's, is up for sale.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
A 1951 file photo shows J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye.
A 1951 file photo shows J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye."   (AP Photo, file)
This undated photo shows author J.D. Salinger at home in Cornish, N.H., with Emily Maxwell, the wife of William Maxwell, a close friend and Salinger's editor at The New Yorker.
This undated photo shows author J.D. Salinger at home in Cornish, N.H., with Emily Maxwell, the wife of William Maxwell, a close friend and Salinger's editor at The New Yorker.   (AP Photo/The Story Factory)
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