Photography: Bettmann via Architectural Digest

Literary legend Henry David Thoreau’s famous ‘Yellow House’ has hit the market in Massachusetts for $2.635m.

The six-bedroom Concord property was the Walden author’s home from 1849 until this death in 1862, and it is from here he set off for his famous expedition. Thoreau inhabited the Federal house’s attic, and the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Henry David Thoreau’s Yellow House is for sale
Via Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty

Now on the market via Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty, it’s been gently modernised by its current owners in keeping with its heritage. Features include nine fireplaces, high ceilings and hardwood floors. The house is still painted its famous yellow hue yellow, and there’s also a three-storey barn on the plot.

Little Women fans will also be interested in the writer’s home: Louisa May Alcott helped her parents buy the property after Thoreau’s death in 1877.

Henry David Thoreau’s Yellow House is for sale
Via Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty
Henry David Thoreau’s Yellow House is for sale
Via Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty
Henry David Thoreau’s Yellow House is for sale
Via Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty

[h/t Architectural Digest]

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