The late Ray Bradbury’s house was officially put on the market today, with an asking price of $1,495,000.
He moved there in November 1958 – and California’s Proposition 13 rewarded him for staying put with a bargain-rate property tax bill, as you can see from the multiple listing information.
Here’s the real estate agent’s pitch to potential buyers:
10265 Cheviot Drive is perhaps Cheviot Hill’s most important address. For more than half a century it was home to Ray Bradbury, one of the most celebrated, beloved authors of our time. This charming traditional features a grand living room with soaring vaulted ceilings, classic brick fireplace, large bay window allowing soft California light to flood in across original hardwood floors and custom built-ins; formal dining room for proper entertaining with detailed crown moldings, expertly crafted wainscoting and wood shuttered windows; 3 generously sized en-suite guest bedrooms; maid’s quarters on the main floor; expansive grounds with a large front yard as well as backyard to retreat to the outdoors in a secluded environment and a surprisingly spacious basement where he chose to write daily. A beautiful property with an important cultural provenance, come see where so many great works of fiction were conceived. A tremendous opportunity to begin a new chapter in its storied history.…
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the link.]