J.D. Salinger’s Home For Sale in New Hampshire for $679,000.
J.D. Salinger, write of “Catcher In The Rye” Estate lists his former house for sale.
The former New Hampshire home of J.D. Salinger is for sale, and the secluded retreat on 12 acres is well-suited to the famously reclusive author, who died in 2010.
The “Catcher in the Rye” writer lived in the 2,900-square-foot home after separating from his first wife in the 1950s, according to the listing and an Associated Press report. The home at 342 Lang Rd in Cornish is listed for $679,000.
Salinger lived in New York City when “The Catcher in the Rye” was published, and his first short stories appeared in The New Yorker. He moved to Cornish in 1953 and eventually died there, although not in this home.
The cozy house has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with a brick fireplace and a separate apartment above the garage. The private grounds are green and wooded, with gardens and groomed trails.
Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. In 1951, his novel The Catcher in the Rye was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. The novel remains widely read and controversial,[a] selling around 250,000 copies a year.
Home prices Rose At their Slowest Pace Since February Of Last Year
Home Prices Continued to Slow in May of 2014.
Home Price Indices for May 2014, the Composite Indices increased at a slower pace according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller . The 10-City Composite gained 9.4% year-over-year and the 20-City 9.3%, down significantly from the +10.9% and +10.8% returns reported last month. All cities with the exception of Charlotte and Tampa saw their annual rates decelerate.
In the month of May, the 10- and 20-City Composites posted gains of 1.1%. For the second consecutive month, all twenty cities posted increases. Charlotte posted its highest monthly increase of 1.4% in over a year. Tampa gained 1.8%, followed by San Francisco at +1.6% and Chicago at +1.5%. Phoenix and San Diego were the only cities to gain less than one percent with increases of 0.4% and 0.5%, respectively.
The chart above depicts the 10-City Composite and the 20-City Composite Home Price Indices. In May 2014, the 10-City and 20-City Composites posted year-over-year increases of 9.4% and 9.3%, respectively.
“Home prices rose at their slowest pace since February of last year,” says David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “The 10- and 20-City Composites posted just over 9%, well below expectations. Month-to-month, all cities are posting gains before seasonal adjustment; after seasonal adjustment 14 of 20 were lower.
“Year-over-year, nine cities – Las Vegas (16.9%), San Francisco (15.4%), Miami (13.2%), San Diego (12.4%), Los Angeles (12.3%), Detroit (11.9%), Atlanta (11.2%), Tampa (10.2%) and Portland (10.0%) – posted double-digit increases in May 2014. The Sun Belt continues to lead with seven of the top eight performing cities. Eighteen of 20 cities had lower year-over-year numbers than last month; San Francisco and San Diego saw their year-over-year figures decelerate by about three percentage points.
“Housing has been turning in mixed economic numbers in the last few months. Prices and sales of existing homes have shown improvement while construction and sales of new homes continue to lag. At the same time, the broader economy and especially employment are showing larger improvements and substantial gains.” – See more at: http://www.worldpropertychannel.com
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Whispering Palms Alcala Town Home in Rancho Santa Fe Just Listed For Sale.
Whispering Palms Town Home in Alcala Just Listed For $795,000.
The Biszantz Connection just listed this lovely town home in the well known Alcala Gated Community in Whispering Palms. 3653 Paseo Vista Famosa just went on the market for $795,000. This lovely town home has over 2,100 of living space, huge back patio perfect for entertaining or enjoying Rancho Santa Fe’s perfect climate. 3653 Paseo Vista Famosa has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with high soaring ceilings providing a sense of great space and abundant light. This town home in Whispering Palms is priced below the comparable sales in Alcala this year and some lucky buyer will soon own it!
Alcala Complex in Whispering Palms has won numerous awards including the Blue Orchid Award for superb landscaping design as well as unique and contemporary design of the homes and amenities.
This Sunday, August 3rd between 1:00-4:00pm The Biszantz Connection will be doing an open house at this lovely property. For a private showing, call Shannon Biszantz at 619-417-4655. For more pictures of this home and complex please go to www.PaseoVistaFamosa.com.
Renee Zellweger Sells Country Home in Connecticut in for $1.6 million.
Renee Zellweger’s Country Home is in Pomfret Center in Connecticut.
Actress Renee Zellweger’s 1770 Connecticut farmhouse, at 96 Cotton Road in rural Pomfret Center, is on the market for $1.6 million. She renovated the stylish and luxurious country getaway in 2004.
Its 38 acres overlook the Quinebaug River. The 3,463-square-foot main house includes a top-of-the-line kitchen and a bread-oven-equipped family room.
The updated home has old-fashioned charm with exposed beams and architectural details. There is also a guesthouse, a “recreation barn” and a swimming pool.
Zellweger, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Cold Mountain,” broke out with her 1996 performance in “Jerry Maguire” and endeared herself to audiences in “Bridget Jones’s Diary” by wearing giant underpants.
Renee Zellweger bought the 1770 Colonial-Federal residence in 2004 for $1.3 million and extensively renovated it.
Lakeside Country Club in Houston Texas, A Remarkable Golf Course In Houston Texas.
Lakeside Country Club, a Country Club by invitation only in Houston Texas.
My recent driving trip on my way home from Alabama included a very special stop in Houston Texas. A good friend (I’d like to say now since I was invited to play his private country club) and client invited me to join his family and play golf at their Country Club Lakeside at 100 Wilcrest Drive in Houston Texas. I was really in for a treat as I did not have time to study up on this very “old world” exclusive course in the center of the city. Lakeside Country Club was founded in 1951 as a private club. The club has approximately 209 acres of golf designed by renowned golf architect Ralph Plummer in 1952 and then updated by golf architect Ron Prichard in 1990.
Lakeside Country Club has a colorful history dating back to 1861 when the State of Texas deeded this acreage and approximately 1,500 more to Christiana Williams for the sum of $2,000! Since then, the acreage has been subdivided, sold to others and around 1934 the clubhouse (which was the original mansion on the estate) was built. In 1946, the property was sold to Ralph Rupley, who became a charter member of the club. The charter of Lakeside Country Club was signed in November of 1951. Since then, horse stables, a bath house, swimming pool and a driving range has been added to create a family atmosphere.
I felt I played a round of golf on a piece of American History. Luckily I had a good round!