A secluded Cornish, New Hampshire home that was purchased by author J.D. Salinger in 1950 is now for sale with an asking price of $679,000, according to The Valley News.
According to the report:
“Turn down a side road in Cornish, and continue a mile and a half down a winding, bumpy dirt road flanked by ‘No Trespassing’ signs and you’ll eventually find the house that Salinger purchased in the 1950s and later vacated after separating from his first wife, Claire Douglas.”
Salinger, who died in 2010, wrote classics such as “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Franny and Zooey” and lived in his New Hampshire home for more than half a century, avoiding photographs for much of that time, according to his New York Times obituary.
According to Zillow, the address is 342 Lang Road, Cornish, New Hampshire and the 2,900 square foot home has been on Zillow for 305 days.
The Zillow listing states:
“Formerly the home of writer J.D. Salinger, this charming house is set in an enchanting garden of flowers and trees. Land on both sides of the road ensures privacy. Dramatic views of Mt. Ascutney. Lovely stream. Groomed trails through the parklike woods. Separate apartment above the garage. Garden spots to sit and dream. A fabulous neighborhood!”
The Valley News reported that when Salinger lived there residents were respectful of his desire to live a private life.
But Salinger “was not a recluse,” Nancy Norwalk, a librarian at the Philip Read Memorial Library in Plainfield told The New York Times in 2010 . “He was a towns- person.”