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Armistead Maupin Puts His Beloved 28 Barbary Lane Up For Sale, Leaving San Francisco.

Armistead Maupin, the iconic gay American writer, best known for his Tales of the City series of novels, set in San Francisco has put his home up for sale.

While its proper address may not actually be 28 Barbary Lane it is slightly reminiscent of Anna Madrigal’s home according to its description. (Updated though the years, of course.)

“A charming front garden (marijuana plants?) winds up to the shingled Edwardian. The main level features a delightful living room, updated kitchen and dining room opening to a gorgeous landscaped rear garden. (Anna’s home?)  The middle level features an elegant master bedroom with outstanding views, a second bedroom and handsome marble bathroom. (Mouse?  Mona? Maryann?) The third bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, opens to a secluded sunny and romantic deck with fantastic views.”(Brian are you masturbating?)

Maupin, his husband, Chris Turner, (and their Labradoodle, Philo T. Farnsworth) will soon be heading to their first Burning Man experience in the Nevada desert. After that they’ll be on their way to New Mexico, where they plan to resettle.

The relocation has “been percolating for a while,” said Maupin. Santa Fe “has a different magic from San Francisco, but it has magic, and I need an autumnal adventure.

But while Maupin is leaving San Francisco it’s not the end of the journey for the residents of 28 Barbary Lane just yet.

Maupin is working on his 11th book, a new “Tales” story titled , “The Days of Anna Madrigal.”

The move is “nothing I’m taking lightly,” says Maupin. “It’s been 41 years since I landed here, and it gave me my story. … I keep reminding myself that Barbary Lane is portable, and everything I learned here became part of me and is something I’ll always have.”

If anyones interested in making an offer on Maupin’s beautiful home. (Or buying it for me?) You can check out the real estate listing HERE.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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  1. The house aside the title of his new book “The Days of Anna Madrigal” has my eyes watering. I fear the worse and cannot bear the thought of losing this treasure. I am such a softie and big baby. I will not be able to read that book if she dies. She is like a member of my family. She has a place in my heart. This is a loving testament to Maupin.

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