If you have just under $3 million burning a hole in your pocket—and who doesn’t?—you can either buy 172,566 copies of Philip Roth’s masturbation-themed novel Portnoy’s Complaint, or one (1) house where the legendary author wrote some of his best-known works.
Roth’s Connecticut estate, which features a three-bedroom house situated on 150 acres, is up for sale, the Wall Street Journal reports. And it can be yours for just $2.925 million.
In a listing for the property, Klamm Real Estate describes it as a “one-of-a-kind country estate steeped in history” that is “set on 147 secluded acres of rolling meadows with mowed paths, orchards, woods, a pond, majestic mature trees and antique stone walls.
“The three-bedroom main residence has three fireplaces, original wide-plank hardwood floors and a magnificent great room with vaulted ceiling, antique post and beam and fieldstone floor,” the listing reads. “On the grounds are an in-ground swimming pool, a vintage barn and Roth’s writing cottage, which contains an additional wood-burning fireplace and fieldstone floors as well as a vaulted ceiling, kitchenette and full bath.”
The estate is the third of Roth’s properties to be up for sale this year. His New York apartment and studio sold recently for $3.6 million, while a unit below that he also owned went for the paltry sum of $1.55 million.
Michael Schaub is an Austin, Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.