Stephen King’s iconic home in Bangor, Maine is being turned into a non-profit museum and writers’ retreat! King and his wife Tabitha recently applied to re-zone the house, which was built in 1858 and purchased by the couple in 1980, and the Bangor City Council have officially approved the request.
That means you’ll soon be able to visit the house, by appointment only, to see an archive of King’s work. Up to five writers at a time will also be able to use the property as a retreat.
But don’t expect to see King just hanging around there, maybe battering out a novel or two with one hand tied behind his back. While the author still visits the house on occasion, he no longer spends the bulk of his time there.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)