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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?

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The house where Hemingway lived in Key West, Florida. It’s now a museum.

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Edgar Allen Poe’s quaint little cottage in the Bronx.

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Nietzsche’s “haus” in Sils Maria, Switzerland. It’s open to the public.

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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?

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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.

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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.

All images via Writers Houses. 

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15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Reblogged this on Chaos and Words and commented:
    This is just awesome. Roadtrip to visit these houses, anyone?! I’ve been to the Hemingway house so far, but there are so many I’d love to see!

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    April 8, 2013
    • Super cool you’ve been to the Hemingway house, Ashley! What do they have in the museum?

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      April 8, 2013
    • Yes, would love to hear what you thought of the Hemingway house.

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      April 8, 2013
  2. Many thanks for these tempting houses!

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    April 8, 2013
  3. I like how they’re all modest and understated, but gorgeous at the same time.

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    April 8, 2013
  4. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing! I’m planning to visit London this summer and want to see Agatha Christie’s house if possible! I adore her!

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    April 8, 2013
    • Very cool. I believe her house is in the list on that site.

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      April 8, 2013
  5. Thanks for sharing, a great post.

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    April 8, 2013
  6. Thank you for sharing.

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    April 8, 2013
  7. sylviemarieheroux #

    I’ve been to Margaret Mitchell House! And in 2006 I drove by Isak Dinesen’s house north of Copenhagen and I’ve regretted not visiting it ever since.

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    April 8, 2013
  8. Nyx #

    What a cool site and great idea! I might list some of the houses of my favourite authors on my blog too (though obviously you would get the credit B-))!

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    April 9, 2013
  9. zombieinternational #

    I imagined Mr. Poe’s house to be a bit more doomy and gloomy, not some nice quaint little cottage

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    April 11, 2013
  10. Reblogged this on Athena Brady's Blog and commented:
    I thought I would share this great post with you all,

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    April 12, 2013
  11. Thanks for sharing!!! These houses are awesome!

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    April 28, 2013

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