The Real Deal New York

Former home of J.D. Salinger hits the market

The New Hampshire property is asking $679,000
August 16, 2014 10:00AM

The former New Hampshire home of author J.D. Salinger – best known for “The Catcher in the Rye” – has hit the market asking $679,000.

The author bought the 2,900-square-foot home in the town of Cornish in the 1950s and later left after separating from his first wife. But he remained in Cornish, where he died in 2010 at age 91, according to the New York Post.

The current owner purchased the 12-acre property, which once belonged to architect Augustus Saint-Gaudens, in the 1980s.

According to the listing the house is “set in an enchanting garden of flowers and trees. Land on both sides of the road ensures privacy.” It also features views of Mt. Ascutney, with trails, woods and garden spots “to sit and dream.” [NYP]Christopher Cameron