You Can Now Spend The Night In Zelda And F.Scott Fitzgerald's House
No Great Gatsby parties though folks ...
Literature fans, rejoice. The former home of Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald has been opened to the public and you can now book an overnight stay and pay homage to the writers themselves.
The home is in Montgomery, Alabama, and is as romantic and steeped in history as you would hope. Built in 1909, the grand building was home to the famed duo from 1931 to 1932. It was a brief period yes, but an intensely productive one. While there F.Scott worked on the critically-acclaimed Tender Is The Night while Zelda produced the semi-autobiographical Save Me The Waltz. The house was also home to the couple's daughter Scottie -- indeed the last house they shared as a family.
So a little detail ... The two bedroom apartment easily sleeps four guests. And those four guests will be able to delight in a very genuine F.Scott and Zelda vibe thanks to Jazz Age era furniture including lamps and rugs. There are even pillows (complete with Zelda Fitzgerald quotes) and you can listen or get jiggy to a spot of jazz on the record player.
You can stroll the incredible grounds attached to the home which now operates as four separate apartments under the auspices of the Fitzgerald Museum.
Alternatively, curl up on one of the plush chairs, wrap yourself in a cosy throw and get started on that novel you've been dreaming of. As F.Scott would have said himself, 'For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be'. And if that's a novelist, then it's time you hopped to it. And this home seems the perfect place to start.
While the home of Gatsby was the very definition of luxury, F.Scott and Zelda's house leans towards cosy and atmospheric. It's decorated in the style of the time with rich textures and colours from floor to ceiling. The rooms are smallish but delightful and even the bathroom is well, historic. Still, all the mod cons are there -- if subtle, and literature fans will delight in every detail.