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John Kennedy Toole’s Riverbend center hall asks $1.15M

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Built in 1885, the center hall was home to the "Confederacy of Dunces" author

John Kennedy Toole’s last Uptown residence—not to be confused with his Confederacy of Dunces character Ignatius J. Reilly’s fake house—recently hit the market in the Riverbend.

Designated as the New Orleans’ author’s final home by a historic marker on the property and documents floating around the internet, the center hall was built in 1885. The 3,636 square-foot home boasts wood floors, 12-foot ceilings, and formal living and dining rooms.

The kitchen, which has marble counters, a big island, and custom cabinetry, leads to a family room that opens onto a covered deck and patio. The first-floor master suite has a luxurious bathroom with a soaking tub.

What’s the price on this piece of literary history? $1,150,000.