Friday, February 1, 2013

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Baltimore Town House is for sale

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 1307 Park Ave. in the Bolton Hill district of  Baltimore is for sale. Fitzgerald lived here from 1933-1935 while working on Tender is the Night.

The agent summary describes the home as:
Gracious and elegant living in Bolton Hill, unadulterated home with original detail, spacious rooms, generous 1st and 2nd floor rear porches accessed by double French doors overlooking private garden and garage, generous closets/storage, recent heating plat, historic plaque F. Scott Fitzgerald lived here, convenient to all city amenities. Well maintained, move in condition.

Open house Sunday February 3rd 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Oh, how I would love to go!)
 Check out this library...



Fitzgerald rented the house while Zelda was being hospitalized for mental illness at nearby Henry Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital. F. Scott and his daughter, Scottie lived there full time and Zelda would stay with them on the weekends with her nurse.

The home has been most recently occupied by Fitzgerald enthusiast, Dr. James R. Duke, who purchased the home in 1973 but died in October of last year.


This home is listed at $450,000 which is comparable to the other homes in the area.

Have a great weekend,
Angela






10 comments:

  1. OMG how flipping cool! I would love to tour it. Wow.

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  2. Allison @ The Book Wheel is related to him. I told her she needs to buy this house. So expect it to be off the market as soon as she can round up the $400,000+

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    1. That would be so dang cool! Maybe she could invite us all over :)

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  3. I wish I could live in Baltimore (nothing wrong with Baltimore, but I work in NYC and the commute is too long), $450.000 is mighty cheap sounding to this New Yorker and it's good looking to boot.

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    1. I would love to just tour the house. Baltimore is much too far from Wisconsin for me to live there :)

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  4. The Library is awesome! This week my daughter and I went to the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA. It wasn't a house he lived in, but had all the memorabilia: a chair of his, his mantle, his socks, first editions of his stories and poems, a beautiful marble and bronze sculpture in his honor, etc. The garden outside was beautiful, and modeled after a poem. Sigh...such literary joy.

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    1. I stopped by to check out your photos. Amazing place! Thanks so much for sharing, I've never heard of the Poe museum.

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  5. What a cool house! It would be so fun to visit this house. How inspirational! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I completely agree, Jess. If only the walls could talk...

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