It could be an empty house, however its tales may simply fill the pages of a e book.
The Higher East Facet dwelling of the late author Joan Didion — who died in December 2021 on the age of 87 — has listed for $7.5 million, in response to the property snoops at Curbed.
Didion, whose large physique of labor included her sorrowful “Blue Nights” memoir — a title launched in 2011 that recounts the demise of her 39-year-old daughter Quintana Roo Dunne in 2005 — handed away inside this four-bedroom co-op because of issues from Parkinson’s illness. Past her daughter, Didion was predeceased by her husband, the author John Gregory Dunne, who died on this unit in December 2003 on the age of 71 of a coronary heart assault — a tragedy that opens her 2005 memoir “The 12 months of Magical Considering.”
The itemizing of this unit comes on the heels of Didion’s property public sale final yr, wherein a purchaser snapped up certainly one of her dictionaries for $11,000 — and one other purchased a pair of her Céline sun shades for a cool $27,000. (The sale, in response to Curbed, netted greater than $2 million.)
The house is at 30 E. 71st St., with itemizing pictures displaying good-looking herringbone flooring, bookshelves and moldings painted in a pale blue tone, a step-down library that stands subsequent to the lounge — plus a kitchen with chef’s grade home equipment, as Didion was identified to prepare dinner typically. Elsewhere, there are beamed ceilings, large hallways and oversize home windows. The unit additionally has 4.5 loos.
The itemizing, represented by Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, moreover particulars a woodburning fire, a moist bar and a main bedroom whose home windows look to metropolis views.
Didion and Dunne, Curbed notes, bought this dwelling in 1988. Didion herself served on the co-op board and it’s this perch that the couple known as their main residence.