Armistead Maupin, synonymous with San Francisco thanks to his widely read Tales of the City series, is moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico. He's leaving behind what's described as "a landmark Painted Lady on Postcard Row" and "a socialite's 'mini Versailles' on Billionaire's Row." In other words, a sweet house! And it's only $1.198 million, or the same price as a blah two-bedroom apartment in NYC.
"It feels like my handwriting all over the place. Whenever I got a check, if it was a good check, I could buy myself a door. (If smaller) I would buy, say, a doorknob—not just any old one, but a hammered copper doorknob from an artisan."