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Home of Late Writer Virginia Woolf Lists for £3.5 Million

The celebrated writer and her husband, Leonard, moved into Hogarth House in 1915, when the outer London town—the only one located on both sides of the River Thames—was still a part of Surrey (it became part of London in 1965). Two years later, they founded Hogarth Press by purchasing a small hand press and some second-hard typeface, according to the Richmond government website. The press published a total of 32 books between 1917 to 1924, when the couple moved to another London residence. Read more

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UC San Diego plans to sell the ‘storybook’ home of Dr. Seuss

The sun-kissed home on Mount Soledad where the late Theodor Geisel gazed at the Pacific and composed most of his beloved series of Dr. Seuss children’s books will soon be put up for sale by its owner, UC San Diego … The property has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage company, which estimates the property’s value at $5,811,846. Read more

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A truly stunning country house once owned by Thomas Wyatt, the poet who invented the English sonnet

The Grade II-listed, 14,075sq ft house was initially launched on the market three years ago, and relaunched last week by Strutt & Parker at a guide price of £10m — some £2.5m less than the price in 2019. It’s hard to call a house with an eight-figure price tag a ‘bargain’, of course; but that is a hefty discount indeed, especially for such a beautiful place that’s so close to London. Read more

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Former London Home of English Novelist Thomas Hardy Lists for £995,000

On the main floor of the triplex unit there is a reception room with oversized windows, high ceilings, built-in shelving and a dining area, as well as an eat-in kitchen and a full bathroom with a soaking tub, the listing said. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a private roof terrace. A third bedroom is on the top floor. Currently featuring an office nook, the room has also been used as a study, according to the listing. There’s also a spacious private garden behind a wooden fence and with a dining area lined with trellises. Read more

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Historic London Home Once Occupied by Novelist Joseph Conrad Lists for £1.7 Million

A historic London home once occupied by the Polish-British writer Joseph Conrad—whose novella  “Heart of Darkness” inspired the 1979 epic film “Apocalypse Now”—is on the market for £1.7 million (US$2.3 million). Located in the city’s upscale Pimlico neighborhood, and a short walk from Victoria Station, the property spans 1,206 square feet over four stories, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Read more

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