'Gone Girl' Author's Chicago House Goes in 3 Days
The 1880s house is located in Ukrainian Village, a sought-after restaurant and boutique-filled section of Chicago. "It's one of the few homes available in this incredibly hip neighborhood," says listing agent Christine Lutz with Kinzie Realty Group. And it didn't hurt to have Flynn -- the hotter-than-hot journalist-turned-author-turned screenwriter -- attached to the property.
Flynn wrote "Gone Girl" in a 900-square-foot space (see the slideshow below) on the home's bottom floor, which she remodeled into a writer's studio. A psycho-thriller about a marriage gone terribly wrong, "Gone Girl" has sold more than 7 million copies since it was published in 2012. The film version, starring Ben Affleck as a husband suspected of killing his wife, will open the 52nd New York Film Festival on Sept. 26.
Flynn and her husband, attorney Brett Nolan, bought the Ukrainian Village house for $740,000 in 2007 at the height of the real estate market; they put it back on the block earlier this month for $769,000.
Flynn, a mother of two, "could not be nicer," says Lutz. And the author's relationship with her husband seems unambiguously happy -- unlike the "Gone Girl" couple.
"They're incredibly attuned to each other and extremely respectful to each other," Lutz says. "They clearly have a great thing going."