When famed crime novelist Elmore Leonard passed away in July at the age of 87, readers and moviegoers alike mourned the author of titles like "3:10 To Yuma," "Get Shorty," and "Rum Punch" (later filmed by Quentin Tarantino as "Jackie Brown).

For the ultimate fan (maybe one who read all of our favorite Leonard books), what better way to remember Leonard than by purchasing his $2.399 million dollar estate in Bloomfield, Mich.? A writer could find inspiration sitting in the study where he wrote his novels, and a writer on a budget might find inspiration just by looking at photos of where Leonard lived and worked.

"His jeans are all lined up, his shoes are all perfect," Hall & Hunter Realty Listing Agent Lanie Hardy said of the storage space in the sprawling master suite. "I've never seen a closet so organized." The home offers an insight into Leonard's mind, she thinks: fun-loving, yet meticulous and methodical.

But one doesn't have to be literary to be impressed by the house's amenities.

Located at 2192 Yarmouth Rd. and listed through Hall & Hunter Realty of Birmingham, Mich., the home is a French Regency stunner with five bedrooms, four full baths and three half baths. Set on over an acre, the graceful 4,733 square foot mansion is part of a secluded little suburban escape with its own private pool and tennis court.

Speaking of that pool? As the story goes, Aerosmith once came over and swam in it.

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Perhaps the most surprising aspect of all is the interior decorating. Given Leonard's penchant for writing about criminals and their hijinks, we expected something a bit more dark and dangerous than these golden hues and comfortable vintage furnishings.

The listing notes that the "floor plan [was] created for a lifestyle that included live-in help and formal entertaining," if the four-room owner's suite or two-story foyer with an Art Deco banister wasn't a tip-off.

The Leonard family bought the 1940 estate outside of Detroit 22 years ago.

"I like it," Leonard once said of metro Detroit. "Great music ... lot of poverty. I wouldn't move anywhere else."

Click through the slideshow to take a virtual tour of the Elmore Leonard estate and to get a glimpse of the writer's inner life.

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  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The landmark estate of famed American crime novelist Elmore Leonard, who died in July, is <a href="http://www.hallandhunter.com/index.php?option=com_mls&view=property&mls=213094076" target="_blank">on the market for $2,399,000</a> through Hall & Hunter Realtors, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate. Listing agent Lanie Hardy took The Huffington Post on a virtual tour of the home.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The Leonard home was built in the French Regency style, known for its Georgian origins, romantic terraces, stucco and columns. Said Hardy, "I've never, ever seen a French Regency home in this area."

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    "When you walk up, it has incredible curb appeal," said Hardy.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The 4,733 square foot, two-story home boasts five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and three half baths in one of the most sought-after areas of Oakland County's exclusive Bloomfield Township.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    Step inside. The floor, laid with marble, is slightly raised compared to the rest of the house. There's also a rippled ceiling and two-story curved staircase.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The home's age is also unique for the area. "It was built in 1940," Hardy told The Huffington Post. "You never see homes built in that year, because of World War II."

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    "You feel once like you're in a different world," said Hardy. "It's like 1940s Hollywood glitz."

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    While homeowners today often expect modern designs like open kitchen and dining areas, the original owner had different needs when they built the estate. "The home was built for hired help," Hardy said. "It was built to have people working in the house."

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The home has original plaster moldings and hardwood floors throughout.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The library was once the living room, and it's where Leonard set up his home office. "He wrote all of his books in that space," Hardy said.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    Check out that notepad. Said Hardy, "He only passed away about six weeks ago, and so the house still feels very much like he's there."

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    "It's an odd feeling," Hardy told The Huffington Post. "The more I'm in the house, the more I like it. You really feel comfortable in the house very quickly."

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The master suite has four rooms, a fireplace and French doors leading out to a view of the backyard.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    Hardy said seeing Leonard's closet in the master bedroom suite (which has four total rooms) was a revelation. "His jeans are all lined up, his shoes are all perfect," she recalled. "I've never seen a closet so organized." The home offers an insight into Leonard's mind, she thinks: fun-loving, yet meticulous and methodical.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    But Hardy said the gorgeous 1.28 acre lot is one of the home's main selling points.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    Aerosmith once reportedly came over for a dip in the curved inground pool.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    There's also a private tennis court.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    The French doors lead to Leonard's study. His desk was actually located right in front of these doors.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    While the homes' original bones are beautiful, Hardy said that the new owners may want to do some work, like changing the tile in the master bathroom (the other two upstairs bathrooms are done in Pewabic tile) or updating the kitchen. Still, she thinks the estate's value is undeniable.

  • Tour Elmore Leonard's Bloomfield Estate

    "It's unusual that the house could have so many unique things," Hardy said. "Being on that lot, built in that type of architectural style, and being owned by one of the most famous people to have ever lived in this area. I do think it adds value, because of the total package." "It's glamorous, but it's also a very, very comfortable house." See the listing for Elmore Leonard's estate at <a href="http://www.hallandhunter.com/index.php?option=com_mls&view=property&mls=213094076" target="_blank">Hallandhunter.com</a>.