Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk has put his Palm Springs home on the market for $2.49 million.
The 102-year-old author’s residence hasn’t appeared on the market in over 40 years. Not only is the 1940-built Mediterranean-style home beautiful, but it’s also the locale where Wouk wrote his most recent book, “Sailor and Fiddle: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author.”
The 6,943-square-foot home is set on 1.6 acres and features a series design elements which add up to a very individual residence: carved double doors, beamed ceilings, paver floors, original mullion windows, and a rusticated stone exterior. In addition to nine bedrooms and seven full bathrooms, the main home boasts an expansive living room, a wet bar, and an eat-in kitchen.
The lush property also includes a number of palm trees, a cacti garden, a tennis court, a pool, several loggias, and gated parking for at least 10 cars. There is also a separate three-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse that was constructed in 1970.
Wouk won the Pulitzer Prize for “The Caine Mutiny” in 1951; the book was adapted into a 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart. In the 1980’s, Wouk adapted his novels “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” into an extended miniseries which remains the high water mark for the television form.