Published On: Fri, Sep 5th, 2014

JD Salinger’s New Hampshire Home for Sale asking $679 K

JD Salinger New Hampshire Home

The New Hampshire estate that once belonged to the late eccentric author J.D. Salinger has hit the market for $679, 000.

If you are looking for a piece of history then you may want to own the home of the man who wrote the timeless novel Catcher in the Rye and who, while serving in Europe during World War II, was one of the liberators of the concentration camp Dachau

You have to travel down a 1.5 mile dirt road lined with No Trespassing signs just to get to the 2, 900 square foot house, which is situated on 12 acres of rural land at 342 Lang Road in Cornish, New Hampshire. Such a secluded property in remote New England was perfect for the famed recluse who eschewed fame and publicity.

Built in 1939, the house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a barn-like living room large with beamed ceilings, three fireplaces, a workshop and a separate apartment above its garage. It also features a view of Mt. Ascutney, has trails running through its wooded acreage and even boasts its own stream.

It has two floors with slanted roves.

Salinger bought the property after he first became a successful author in the early 1950s. While he lived there, Salinger continued writing, but did not publish anything. He sold it in the 1960s and its current owner acquired the property in 1980.

Clearly if Salinger had once lived in an area more popular with celebrities, such as The Hamptons or Beverly Hills, then his former home would be going for million instead of less than $700, 000.

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