John Steinbeck’s Sag Harbor cottage noted in “Travels with Charley” hits market

Writer and wife Elaine bought the home in 1955; includes tiny "writing house"

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Feb.February 22, 2021 03:48 PM
John Steinbeck and his Sag Harbor cottage (Getty)

John Steinbeck and his Sag Harbor cottage (Getty)

The Sag Harbor retreat where John Steinbeck spent his later years has hit the market for $17.9 million.

It’s the first time since the author and his wife Elaine Steinbeck bought the cottage in 1955 that it’s been for sale, according to the New York Times.

Steinbeck referred to the 1.8-acre property as “my little fishing place” in his 1962 book “Travels With Charley,” the report noted. “The Winter of Our Discontent,” his final novel, was written there. Steinbeck — who died in 1968 — was seen often around the village. In 2019, it named a waterfront park after the author. Elaine Steinbeck died in 2003.

The two-bedroom home totals 1,220 square feet. The property includes 586 feet of water frontage and a 60 foot dock. Also included is Steinbeck’s tiny hexagonal “writing house” near the water’s edge, and a 120-square-foot guest cottage. [NYT] — Dennis Lynch


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