The commanding view from this 1920s bungalow has been enjoyed by occupants as diverse as Marion Haymaker, a town librarian who shelved “inappropriate” books in hiding spots in the stacks, and Dini “Musty Chiffon” Lamot, of the band Human Sexual Response. In between, from 1958 to 1988, it was owned by Osma Couch Gallinger Tod, the author of nine books on weaving, basketry and other crafts; her daughter, Josephine (Couch) Del Deo, whose husband, the artist Sal Del Deo, used the house as a winter studio; and their daughter, Giovanna Del Deo. Tenants included Norman Mailer, the artist Jan Müller, and Robert Hatch, a critic at The Nation. The property has been owned since 1999 by Reed Boland.
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