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Homes of Writers

Writers are known much more for their way with words than for their ability to put impressive roofs over their heads. Of course, there are many exceptions, and their names can be found on the bestseller lists.

One notable writer’s home came to the spotlight earlier this year when Truman Capote’s former townhouse, originally listed for $18 million, sold for $12 million to Dan Houser, creator of "Grand Theft Auto." The 11-bedroom, seven-bath house is the most expensive single-family home ever sold in Brooklyn’s most exclusive neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights, where numerous famous writers have managed to find shelter: W.H. Auden, Thomas Wolfe, Walt Whitman, Carson McCullers and Arthur Miller.

Given that bit of real estate intrigue, it’s high time to investigate the digs of other writers. Using photos from Realtor.com and other sources, we have the homes of authors — from literary fiction to paperback beach reads to a Hollywood screenwriter, a journalist, and the authors of ‘tween fiction embraced by adults.

By Colleen KanePosted 21 May 2012

Gore Vidal's vacation home: villarondinaia.it