Literary Landmark on the Market for $1.5M

The Monrovia, CA house where novelist and social reformer Upton Sinclair penned many of his later works is selling for $1.5 million. The author of "The Jungle" and "Dragon's Teeth" lived in the Spanish colonial revival-style home from 1942-1965. The residence is now a National Historic Landmark. View the listing.

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The Monrovia, CA house where novelist and social reformer Upton Sinclair penned many of his later works is selling for $1.5 million. The author of "The Jungle" and "Dragon's Teeth" lived in the Spanish colonial revival-style home from 1942-1965. The residence is now a National Historic Landmark. View the listing.
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A view of the elegant living room.
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A plaque adorns the front door identifying the residence as a National Historic Landmark.
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As a National Historic Landmark, the home is eligible for the Mills Act Contract with the city of Monrovia, which reduces the property taxes.
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The 2,380 square foot residence was built in 1923 and exemplifies the Spanish colonial revival style.
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The living room features a grand cast-stone fireplace.
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A view of the formal dining room and stunning arched doorway.
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Numerous french doors open to the home's spacious patio.
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A view of the remodeled kitchen.
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Sunlight streams into the eating area from the backyard.
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An impressive staircase leads up to the second floor.
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The home features three bedrooms and 1.5 baths.
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While the residence was restored after the 1991 Loma Prieta earthquake, many of the fixtures and architectural features in the home remain original.
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Upton Sinclair was a notoriously private person and, allegedly, even went so far as to disconnect the door bell buzzer to evade any visitors.
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The three upstairs bedrooms all receive tons of sunlight.
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Both bathrooms are overlaid with Batchelder tile.
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Sinclair wrote many of his later works in the studio on the property. The studio has since been converted to a guest house.
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A view of the stunning landscaped yard.
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The back of the home.
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Sinclair built a fireproof concrete bunker to contain all of his papers, manuscripts and correspondence.
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The gorgeous home is located in the city of Monrovia, which is about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
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