'Charlotte's Web' author EB White's ME home listed for $3.7M


Since then, Robert and Mary Gallant have made the lovely Allen Cove farmhouse in North Brooklin, Maine, their home.

The owners of a barn in Brooklin, Maine, where EB White wrote the children's classic Charlotte's Web, announced it is for sale this week.

It includes 12 rooms, six working fireplaces, three and a half bathrooms and a wood cook stove.

"Certainly my phone's been ringing", Dischinger said Thursday.

The Gallants, who have four children, have lived at the farm for 31 years, after buying the farm from White's nephew.

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Robert and Mary Gallant of SC bought the property from the White's son a few months after the author died.

Down East Properties listing agent Martha Dischinger told the AP Wednesday that the current owners Robert and Mary Gallant, of Anderson, S.C., are ready to sell after more than three decades of ownership. They have had their fair share of visitors, including one school that has sent groups to visit for the last 25 years, Gallant said.

White - a novelist and writer for the New Yorker - lived in the property's house while writing "Charlotte's Web". The kitchen has been updated, but otherwise the house looks as it did when the Whites lived there.

She said the Gallants are always gracious to passersby who want to see "the "Charlotte's Web" house" - and there are plenty of them. "[And] right here is the hole where I tell children Templeton the rat would scurry back and forth". And here's hoping that the next owner cherishes the history and legacy of E.B. White just as much as the Gallants did.