Hemingway bought this house in 1931 and lived there for twenty years with his second wife, Pauline, along with their two sons and over 70 cats! Today they keep 44 cats. All of them are descendants of the original Hemingway cats and most are double pawed. This is our tour guide telling us all about how the cats don't have "owners". They have "staff!"
Oh, and tile in the kitchen too.
I loved the beautiful lighting fixtures too!
Hemingway had four wives. His first wife was Hadley, recently made famous in the bestselling novel The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
He met his second wife, Pauline in Spain. She was an editor at Vogue Magazine and tres chic.
Don't you just love her scarf and boots?! When Hemingway was away in Europe, she had this pool built for him:
When he came home she told him the cost ($20,000) and according to legend, Hemingway, took a penny out of his pocket and said, "well, now it's official. You've taken my last red cent!"
And so, he had to get back to his writing studio...