Historic Author Jane Austen’s Family Home Is For Sale

A strong association with one of the most beloved authors of all time isn’t the only selling point of Jane Austen’s family home, Steventon House. Built in 1810, the house is set in a prominent position on 51 acres in Basingstoke, UK. The 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 6,987-square-foot house is the birth place of Jane Austen, famous for the novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Northanger Abbey. Her nephew, James Austen-Leigh, wrote that the home was “the cradle of her genius.” The property also includes a separate coach house, a 2-bedroom cottage, double garage, tennis court, swimming pool, stables, and a walled garden. The property has been extensively and beautifully refurbished to the highest of standards, with great attention to detail, and is currently on the market for $10.2 million.