The Hamptons home where John Steinbeck wrote ‘Of Mice And Men’ on sale for first time in 60 years


The home where legendary novelist John Steinback wrote Of Mice and Men is going on sale for the first time in 60 years with a hefty price tag for those interested. 

The property, located in the upscale Hamptons village of Sag Harbor, is on sale for $16.75million but retains a lot of features showing off its unique history, according to Top Ten Real Estate Deals

The house comes with the ‘writing hut’ that Steinbeck used to write his 1937 classic tale of two displaced ranch workers moving from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression.

The home where legendary novelist John Steinback wrote Of Mice and Men is going on sale for the first time

The Long Island home, which hasn’t been on the market in 60 years, also features a private 60ft pier and a pool.    

The property, described as humble but historic, sits just 580 ft from the waterfront of Morris Cove and Upper Sag Harbor Cove, a highly sought-after patch of New York state real estate. 

Steinbeck crafted his classic novels while enjoying the breathtaking views over the cove. 

The property, located in the upscale Long Island village of Sag Harbor, is on sale for $16.75million but retains features showing off its history, including Steinbeck's 'writing hut', pictured above

The property, located in the upscale Long Island village of Sag Harbor, is on sale for $16.75million but retains features showing off its history, including Steinbeck’s ‘writing hut’, pictured above

Steinbeck crafted his classic novels while enjoying the breathtaking views over the Upper Sag Harbor Cove on this 60ft pier

Steinbeck crafted his classic novels while enjoying the breathtaking views over the Upper Sag Harbor Cove on this 60ft pier

In addition to the pier and writing hut, the property also features an in ground pool

In addition to the pier and writing hut, the property also features an in ground pool 

The cosy cottage has just two bedrooms and two bathrooms, despite its hefty price tag, but also includes a guest house in addition to the pool and private pier where the author used to fish. 

Regarded as one of America’s most distinguished writers, Steinbeck resided in the house – which he described as his personal ‘Eden’ and often referred to as ‘my little fishing place’. 

Steinbeck grew up in California but moved to New York in 1941.

The cosy cottage has just two bedrooms and two bathrooms, despite its hefty price tag, but comes with plenty of amenities

The cosy cottage has just two bedrooms and two bathrooms, despite its hefty price tag, but comes with plenty of amenities

Both the inside and outside of the house feature views of the Upper Sag Harbor Cove, which led Steinbeck to call the place his 'personal Eden'

Both the inside and outside of the house feature views of the Upper Sag Harbor Cove, which led Steinbeck to call the place his ‘personal Eden’ 

Steinbeck drew inspiration from Sag Harbor, writing a book called Travels with Charley, where he embarked on an 11-week trek from the house across America with his dog

Steinbeck drew inspiration from Sag Harbor, writing a book called Travels with Charley, where he embarked on an 11-week trek from the house across America with his dog 

After a weekend trip to Sag Harbor in 1955, the then 53-year-old bought the property while married to his first wife Elaine Anderson Steinbeck. 

He also wrote Travels With Charley and The Winter Of Our Discontent while living there. 

Travels with Charley famously recalls Steinbeck’s 11-week long trip from Sag Harbor across the country with his dog Charley.  

One of the two bedrooms in the house where Steinbeck and his then wife Elaine Anderson Steinbeck and his two children lived

One of the two bedrooms in the house where Steinbeck and his then wife Elaine Anderson Steinbeck and his two children lived 

The in ground pool offers it's own view of the home and the Upper Sag Harbor Cove

The in ground pool offers it’s own view of the home and the Upper Sag Harbor Cove 

Steinbeck used to refer to the 60ft pier on the  property as 'my little fishing place'

Steinbeck used to refer to the 60ft pier on the  property as ‘my little fishing place’

Steinbeck, who won both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize, lived in Sag Harbor from 1955 until his death in 1968 

The Hamptons village is known as a haven for the rich and famous, including CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, as well as supermodel Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband, perhaps Long Island’s most famous export, Billy Joel.

In Steinbeck’s former neighborhood alone, a buyer could end up rubbing shoulders with the likes of Richard Gere, Jimmy Buffett, Howard Stern and Paul Simon. 

Legendary Long Island piano man Billy Joel will be neighbors with whomever buys the Sag Harbor property

Legendary Long Island piano man Billy Joel will be neighbors with whomever buys the Sag Harbor property 

In winter, the new owner can cosy up in front of the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and marvel at their cathedral-like beamed ceiling.  

The home is being marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty, Bridgehampton Brokerage.

Steinbeck lived in Sag Harbor from 1955 until his death in 1968

'Of Mice and Men' was originally written as a play but has since become one of America's seminal novels

The house comes with the ‘writing hut’ that Steinbeck used to write his 1937 classic ‘Of Mice and Men,’ a tale of two displaced ranch workers looking for new opportunities



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