F. Scott Fitzgerald's former Baltimore home for sale

Asking price is $450,000 for 3,600-square-foot house where novelist lived when 'Tender Is the Night' was published

January 31, 2013|By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun

It might lack the cachet of Long Island Sound, where novelist S. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby."

But anyone with a spare $450,000 can live in a piece of literary history — specifically the 3,600-square-foot Bolton Hill town home where Fitzgerald lived briefly.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom town home at 1307 Park Ave. is listed by Long & Foster Realtors and went on the market last Saturday. A plaque outside the residence indicates that it once housed Fitzgerald, who stayed there from 1933 until 1935 while his mercurial wife, Zelda, was being treated for schizophrenia at the nearby Sheppard Pratt Hospital.

The listing describes the home's "gracious and elegant living" with "rear porches accessed by double French doors overlooking private garden" and — key in Bolton Hill — a garage. An open house will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

During his time on Park Avenue, Fitzgerald published his last novel, "Tender Is the Night," about the relationship between a psychiatrist who is married to a former patient.


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