Ernest Hemingway’s childhood home is for sale


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Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home in Oak Park, Ill., is for sale for $525,000. The Hemingway family moved to the house in 1906, when Hemingway was 7, and when he returned from World War I he spent time recuperating there. The large home is now a triplex.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, which has owned the home since 2002, put it up for sale with hopes that it can find a buyer who appreciates its literary legacy. The foundation is located in another Oak Park house, where Hemingway was born. That house underwent a restoration to honor his centenary in 1999.


The Hemingway house that’s for sale was designed by architect Henry G. Fiddelke in collaboration with Grace Hall Hemingway. Each of the restored apartments has two bedrooms; together they rent for about $3,700 per month.


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