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Ernest Hemingway's Boyhood Home In Oak Park Has A Buyer (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated: 05/16/2012 1:45 pm

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After only a few months on the market, legendary author and journalist Ernest Hemingway's boyhood home in Oak Park has a buyer.

The Foundation of Oak Park listed the house in February. The home was previously being used as a three-unit apartment, but the Hemingway Foundation says it hopes the buyer "will appreciate the home's historic and literary value" and restore it to its original single-family layout, according to the foundation's website.

Details have not been released about the buyer, and it is currently unclear whether or not the home will be restored, according to CBS Chicago.

The suburban Chicago house was designed by architect Henry G. Fiddelke and Hemingway's mother Grace Hall Hemingway. 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 foundation 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 in February, later adding, "It really could be an amazing home."

Take a peek inside the historic home here:

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