These storied retreats were once owned by Shel Silverstein, George Eliot, and Jack London.
Creative inspiration is often an elusive thing. Some people travel far and wide to find it, but in some cases, leaving the comfort of home is not required. When a house once belonged to a famous author, it’s easy to imagine it provided the grounds for more than a few great adventures to jump off the page. The following properties were owned by the likes of Jack London, Shel Silverstein, and Walter Farley—and, they are everything to write home about.