The Phantom Tollbooth Author Is Also an Architect—and a Home He Designed Just Listed For $429K

Don’t “jump to Conclusions” about the celebrated author—he’s also a talented architect, and he designed this home.

The living area features vaulted ceilings and a lofted second floor.

Did you know that the author of The Phantom Tollbooth is also an architect? Although he’s best known for writing the beloved children’s novel in 1961, Norton Juster also co-founded a small architecture firm and served as a professor of architecture and environmental design at Hampshire College throughout his career.

Built in 1975, the 2,750-square-foot house is set on a private, forested lot in the Berkshires.

Built in 1975, the 2,750-square-foot house is set on a private, forested lot in the Berkshires.

Photo: William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

The living area features vaulted ceilings and a lofted second floor.

The living area features vaulted ceilings and a lofted second floor. 

Photo: William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1975, he designed this bright and airy home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Set on a private, wooded lot, the light-filled home features an open floor plan with mountain views from every room. The home has a vaulted, open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling windows; a cozy reading nook with a brick fireplace; a lofted master suite with its own fireplace; and there’s even a sauna.

Large windows provide scenic views from almost every angle.

Large windows provide scenic views from almost every angle.

Photo: William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

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