OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — John Cheever's historic home in suburban New York is on the market for $525,000.
The author's three children tell the Journal News (http://lohud.us/TFtdRv ) they've decided to sell the 5-acre house in Ossining.
Susan Cheever says the house was the center of their family but after their mother, Mary Cheever, died in April none of them wanted to live in it.
John Cheever died in 1982.
The house is listed with Bitsy Maraynes of Houlihan Lawrence's Chappaqua office.
The 1795 house needs work but retains its architectural details and historic charm.
It features Dutch doors, pegged floors, stone terraces and patios and eight rooms on three levels. A brook runs through the front of the property.
The Cheevers bought the house in 1961.
Cheever's novels include "The Swimmer" and "Falconer."
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com