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Ernest Hemingway's Boyhood Home On The Market In Oak Park (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 02/24/2012 11:28 am   Updated: 05/16/2012 10:48 am

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has put the American author's childhood home up for sale.

The suburban Chicago house was designed by architect Henry G. Fiddelke and Hemingway's mother Grace Hall Hemingway, according to the Chicago Tribune. She and husband Clarence moved in at 600 N. Kenilworth in 1906, and Ernest returned to the house to recover after serving in World War I.

The asking price is $525,000.

The home is currently being used as a three-unit apartment, but the Hemingway Foundation hopes for "a buyer who will appreciate the home's historic and literary value" and restore it to its original single-family layout, according to the foundation's website. The organization says the home is referenced in Hemingway's landmark book "A Farewell to Arms."

"The building was built originally as a glorious home for entertaining," real estate agent Steve Scheuring, who is listing the property, told the Chicago Sun-Times, later adding, "It really could be an amazing home."

Take a look inside the historic home here:

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