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The four bedroom, two bath 2,900 square-foot Gambrel-style house on 12 acres in Cornish, N.H. is listed for $679,000.
The Realtor.com listing
Salinger moved into the one and a half-story house in 1953.
The current owner, Joan Littlefield, whose husband, James, died two years ago, told the Valley News that maintaining the 12-acre property on her own was difficult.
“It’s like trying to run General Motors out of a phone booth,” she told the paper. They bought the house in the 1980s.
The house was built in 1939 on land once owned by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Salinger is one of three owners of the house since it was built in 1939.
Salinger had two children with his wife, Claire, whom he married in 1955.
Four and a half years after the writer’s death, Salinger mania has largely faded, Cornish resident and former state senator Peter Burling told the Valley News.
“It’s a big snore now. I think all of the secrecy has fallen away.”
The house features two full baths.
Salinger built a garage with a bedroom over it.
The current owners bought the house from Salinger in the 1980s.
The property was listed on Aug. 4, 2014.
Mount Ascutney, Vt. can be seen from the house and the property.
"It's really lovely," says realtor Jane Darrach. "Pictures don't do it justice."
The listing describes the "park-like woods" of the 12-acre estate.
The property's 12 acres are on both sides of Lang road.
The house is 3/4 mile from Plainfield village and about one mile from the Connecticut river.
The St. Gaudens National Historic Site, the studio of artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens is approximately one mile south of the house.