Farm with barn that inspired classic children’s book, Charlotte’s Web, put on sale

EB White wrote the children’s favourite Charlotte’s Web in his Maine residence. White is also known for penning Stuart Little, another popular book.

books Updated: Aug 03, 2017 11:07 IST
Associated Press, Maine
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The oceanfront home where EB White lived when he penned Charlotte's Web. (AP)

Many of us have grown up reading the classic book, Charlotte’s Web. The 44-acre (18-hectare) saltwater farm in Maine where American author EB White penned the book, is up for sale for $3.7 million. The Brooklin home where White lived until his death in 1985 includes a barn that was the setting for the beloved children’s book featuring a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte.

The home dates to the late 1700s. White and his wife, Katharine, bought it in 1933. Down East Properties listing agent Martha Dischinger says current owners Robert and Mary Gallant, of Anderson, South Carolina, are ready to sell after more than three decades of ownership.

She said Wednesday the property retains many historical touches and the owners maintained the gardens tended by Katharine White before her death. EB White also wrote Stuart Little, another children’s book.

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First Published: Aug 03, 2017 11:05 IST