Children’s author Judy Blume has been trying to unload her Massachusetts home for years now. You can get it for only $4.75 million.
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Blume was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of Esther and Ralph Sussman. Blume has recalled, “I spent most of my childhood making up stories inside of my head.” She began writing when her children were attending preschool, and published her first book, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, in 1969. She published 13 more books, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970), Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972), Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (1972), and Blubber (1974).
Blume’s books for adult readers include the novels Wifey (1978) and Smart Women (1983), which topped the New York Times best-seller list. Her third adult novel Summer Sisters (1998) was widely praised sold more than 3 million copies, spending 5 months on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Located at 49 Kuffies Point Way, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, the main house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms over 3, 500 square feet. It was built in 1950 and renovated in 2006.
The two floor stone house has a stunning interior with antique pine wood floors. There is a coroner dining area with windows on two sides that offer a stunning view of the lake. One bathroom comes with an old style tub that features a high rising back so that you can sit up while bathing. It is also in the middle of the bathroom, away from the walls. The living room features a stone fireplace.
A long hallway leads into a guest annex with three bedrooms.
Large windows all around ensure that the house is well illuminated by natural light in the day time.
Outside the new owners will enjoy a deck, porch, gym, screened water views, a sports court and 200 feet of private beach access.
Its water comes from a well and it has a sceptic tank.
There is also a 941 square foot waterfront home, a one bedroom guest cottage with a kitchenette and one bedroom studio spread out over the 2.3 acre estate, which was formed out of what were originally three separate properties.
A large shed can be used as a studio or for storage.
The estate is covered with trees and is situated right on the bank of Lake Tashmoo.
The property was reportedly first put on the market back in 2012 for a little over $5 million.