Celebrity Homes — Whether it’s a Victorian Gothic house in Hartford or a Massachusetts mansion, usually the writer’s home is their sanctuary and often their inspiration. Many of these houses have been preserved as museums, like the Ernest Hemingway’s tropical hideaway in Key West for instance. And today The Most Expensive Homes‘ editors present the stunning homes of 5 legendary writers across the world. Take a look!
Decorating the interior and surrounding grounds of the Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts, Edith Wharton took immense pride in the proportion, harmony, simplicity, and sustainability of her estate. The first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, she became an influential figure in early-20th-century residential design as well.
Completed in 1851, the Spanish Colonial estate was built with local limestone. It was where Ernest Hemingway penned such legendary short stories as The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968.
From 1874 to 1891, Mark Twain lived in this Victorian Gothic in Hartford. It was here that the American master penned a few of his enduring works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Referred to by the writer as his “inaccessible literary stronghold”, was where Leo Tolstoy was born, wrote such novels as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and was eventually buried.
In May 1946 George Orwell and his son arrived at the Barnhill Farmhouse in Jura, Scotland. In that time, in rapidly deteriorating health, the writer could complete his final, most successful novel, 1984.
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Source: Architectural Digest