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New York apartment where Jack Kerouac wrote ‘On The Road’ is up for rent

On The Road might be about an epic journey across America but author Jack Kerouac actually wrote his seminal novel while holed up in this Chelsea townhouse – now up for rent.

Mr Beatnik lived at 454 West 20th Street back in 1951 when he was thrashing out pages of his most famous work. It’s since been divided into apartments, and this triplex – available for a 12-24 month lease via Brown Harris Stevens for £12.5k per month – comes with a stash of interesting features.

Jack Kerouac apartment for rent
Photography: Brown Harris Stevens

Double-height ceilings are standard across the two-bedroom dwelling, as are exposed brick walls and a mix of Brazilian walnut and poured concrete floors.

A ‘rustic-urban’ vibe is channeled via a stacked-log wall and wood-burning stoves in the living room and second floor, and the Chelsea property has a big concrete and Corian-accented open kitchen.

Jack Kerouac apartment for rent
Photography: Brown Harris Stevens

It comes fully furnished with a mix of modern and mid-century style furniture. And the master bedroom is flooded with light thanks to its glass ceiling and patio doors.

Speaking of – two outdoor terraces are kitted out with retractable awnings, seating and gas grills.

[Via 6 Sq Ft]

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