John Steinbeck's Sag Harbor Sanctuary

Just after completing East of Eden, author John Steinbeck and his wife purchased this waterfront cottage in Sag Harbor. The main house is the ideal writer's retreat, featuring wainscoted walls, cathedral ceilings, and a fieldstone fireplace, while a library loft overlooks the living space. Sitting on the point is John's "Writing House", a tiny gazebo-like shelter looking out over the shore, as well as a two-person guest house aptly named the "Cozy Cabin." The estate sits on a 1.8-acre property that comes with 586 feet of waterfront and a 60-foot deck to launch a boat or cast a line.

Photos: Sotheby's International Realty

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