Joan Didion's New York Apartment Has Hit the Market for $7.5 Million USD
The place where she lived for 30 years and wrote “The Year of Magical Thinking.”
Appraised for her precise prose and majestic observations of her personal life and American culture, literary legend Joan Didion’s New York apartment is up for sale through Sotheby’s International Realty.
Located on East 70th Street, the apartment was bought by Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in 1988, and it’s the home where they lived until the end of their lives. The 11-room residence is listed on StreetEasy for $7.5 million USD and includes four bedrooms, four and a half baths, an open library attached to the living room with a wood-burning fireplace, an eat-in kitchen and miles of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Despite the spacious interiors, prime location and ownership history, what makes the place extra special is the fact this is the apartment where Didion wrote her award-winning book The Year of Magical Thinking and where she was filmed for the 2017 Netflix documentary directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne. If you are curious to see what the space looks like, you can take a look at the apartment’s interior in the gallery above.