By the time he was living in Baltimore, F. Scott Fitzgerald was hardly living the life depicted in his best-known work, The Great Gatsby. His life in Baltimore was characterized by struggles: his wife, Zelda, was in and out of psychiatric treatment while he tried to complete his next novel. It is likely, however, that Fitzgerald wrote and completed Tender is the Night in his Baltimore townhouse.
Although the Baltimore home represents some of Fitzgerald’s low points in life, the residence still contains markers of the elegant jazz era: generous-sized rooms, double French doors and numerous ornate fireplaces.
Built in 1900, the home sits in Bolton Hill, convenient to city amenities. Measuring 3,600 square feet, the townhouse has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a private garden and garage.
The monthly cost of owning a piece of literary history is $1,609, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year mortgage calculated with current mortgage rates.