You Can Now Own the Charlotte's Web Farm

44-acre property in Maine once owned by EB White is up for sale
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2017 11:17 AM CDT
You Can Now Own the Charlotte's Web Farm
This photo provided by "Yankee Magazine" shows the home where EB White lived when he penned "Charlotte's Web."   (Mark Fleming/Yankee Magazine via AP)

A piece of Americana is up for sale in Maine: The farm on which EB White lived and used as a setting for Charlotte's Web is on the market for $3.7 million, reports the Portland Press Herald. Owners Mary and Robert Gallant say they're reluctantly selling the 44-acre farm in Brooklin, where they've lived for three decades. White bought the place with his wife, Katharine, in 1933 and lived there until his death in 1985. Aside from modest updates to the kitchen and flooring, the Gallants have mostly kept the place as it was.

One thing prospective buyers might prepare for is regular visitors from fans of White. In fact, the author "would turn over in his grave if he knew how many people stop here," Mary Gallant tells the Portland newspaper. "But to me, that's absolutely wonderful that he is so alive to the world." The realtor handling the sale at Downeast Properties tells the AP that the Gallants have maintained the gardens famously kept by Katharine White. (Read more EB White stories.)

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