A Glen Ellen estate that served as inspiration for Jack London’s literary and romantic life recently came to market asking $4.4 million. The property was formerly owned by London’s agent and editor, Netta Eames. She not only nurtured London’s early work in her magazine, “The Overland Monthly,” but also introduced him to her niece and his future second wife, Charmain Kittredge.
In the summer of 1903, shortly after “The Call of the Wild” was published, London was crafting his next novel, “The Sea Wolf.” Eames invited London to work at her home, then called The Wake Robin Lodge. London, who enjoyed writing outside, used to sit in a grove on the property, according to sales agent Tina Shone.