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Day of the Locust Author Nathanael West's Old House Up For Sale in the Hills

Looking for a chance to buy a piece of local literary history? Across the 101 Freeway from the Hollywood Bowl sits an understated residence in which author and screenwriter Nathanael West lived for a time, both alone and with his wife Eileen. (West's works included Miss Lonelyhearts and the Hollywood/Los Angeles canon classic The Day of the Locust.) The glamorous, gated dwelling, built in 1924, has two bedrooms and bathrooms, plus another bedroom and bathroom in a detached guesthouse, the LA Times says.

The Mediterranean exterior of the house gives way to a modernized interior with a formal dining room, a formal living room, and floor-to-ceiling French doors that open onto outdoor space behind the house. Last sold for $935,000 in 2006, the former West residence is now listed for $1.099 million.


· Onetime haunt of writer Nathanael West is for sale in the Hollywood Hills [LAT]
· 6614 Cahuenga Ter.,Los Angeles, CA 90068 [Redfin]
· Mapping the Essential Sites of Nathanael West's Los Angeles [Curbed LA]