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Location: Oak Park, Ill.
The Skinny: The childhood home of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway has just hit the market in the Oak Park suburb of Chicago, after a partnership between the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and Dominican University fell apart. Built expressly for the Hemingway family in 1906, this is the home where a young Ernest wrote his first words and where he returned to recuperate following his service in World War I. The house currently has six bedrooms and four bathrooms split among three rental units, but the Foundation is hoping to find a buyer who will respectfully convert the place back into a single-family home. The non-profit isn't seeking to make much money on the $525K transaction—they paid just $5K less back in 2001 and have been maintaining it ever since—but will surely vet any prospective buyers to ensure the house lives on for another generation.
· 600 North Kenilworth Avenue [Baird & Warner]
· Ernest Hemingway's Childhood Home Lists for $525K [Curbed Chicago]