The famous House at Pooh Corner from Winnie the Pooh is for sale, but it’ll cost you: the real-life home of author A.A. Milne, his wife, and their son Christopher Robin is listed for sale at a price of $3.2 million.
Set on the edges of the fabled Hundred Acre Wood, Cotchford Farm features 6 bedrooms, (that’s one for Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Owl… poor Eeyore.) 3 bathrooms, and a heated pool. It’s located in England’s Sussex countryside.
Children’s literature fanatics (yours truly included) cannot get enough of the house’s historic appeal. One of the reasons Milne’s 1928 book The House at Pooh Corner is so significant is that it’s the place where Christopher Robin grows up and eventually bids farewell to Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
It symbolizes the bittersweet truth of childhood: that we all cross over that imaginary line to a land where we no longer need our childish playthings. Security objects. Things like yellow teddy bears with missing eyes and bare spots on the fur from too many hugs.
The House at Pooh Corner is one of the rare children’s books that is universally loved- across the generations. It was a favorite of mine from childhood and one that my toddler loves as well.
Now to figure out how to make a quick $3.2 million. That’s a lot of honey.
Photo Credit: Salvills UK
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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