The Homes of Great Writers
We all have a little bit of voyeur in us, right?
That’s why reality shows, celebrity magazines, and tours of celeb homes are so popular.
I’ll admit that famous houses intrigue me. I mean, I’m not going to buy a house just because so and so lived in it, but I think it’s cool and interesting to look at the homes of famous people.
So when a friend sent me a link to this website, my eyes lit up.
Not only is the idea behind this site pretty awesome–photos of the homes of famous authors–the site itself is easy to navigate and really well done. You can search by author, state, city, and country to see your favorite author’s house, if it’s included.
I included a few of my favorite author homes below (image credits at bottom of page). How cool is this?
The house where Hemingway lived in Key West, Florida. It’s now a museum.
Edgar Allen Poe’s quaint little cottage in the Bronx.
Nietzsche’s “haus” in Sils Maria, Switzerland. It’s open to the public.
Steinbeck’s lovely home in Salinas, California. It’s obviously been refurbished. I wonder what Steinbeck would think about a gift shop now being in his former home?
This is the house where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind in Atlanta on Peachtree Street. I grew up just outside of Atlanta and, somehow, I’ve never been here. Shameful.
Willa Cather’s little childhood home in Red Cloud, Nebraska. If I was a girl, I’d say “how cute!” right now.
That’s just a little sampling of all the homes available to view on the Writers’ Houses site. Go check it out. I love it.