Philip Roth's historic Connecticut home for sale
September 15, 2019 - Warren
Philip Roth’s idyllic Connecticut escape is now on the market for $2.925 million, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The 150-acre property is located in the town of Warren, in Litchfield County, and comprises a three-bedroom clapboard house built in 1790, a barn, an in-ground swimming pool, a two-room writing studio, and a grand expanse of pastures, woods, and ponds.
Roth biographer Blake Bailey told WSJ that the famous American writer “became very attached to quiet, rural surroundings” and found Connecticut a particularly ideal spot to pen his many acclaimed novels.
He bought the home in 1972 for $110,000 in cash, according to Bailey, and slowly bought up the adjoining properties over the years as a way to protect his privacy and solitude.
It was at his rural home where Roth wrote the three books that would come to be known as the American Trilogy: American Pastoral, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, The Human Stain, and I Married a Communist.
Source : Architectural Digest
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