The farmhouse that inspired 'Charlotte's Web' could be yours

“After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.”

Charlotte the spider from Charlotte's Web said that line to the pig Wilbur in E.B. White's classic children's tale.

This short life would be that much more enjoyable with the 44-acre saltwater farm in Maine where White penned the beloved story, which is up for sale for a cool $3.7 million, according to The Associated Press.

The home where White lived until his death in 1985 includes the barn that was the setting for the animal-filled tale, with its wise spider who wrote messages in her web like "Some Pig" to keep the adorable Wilbur from falling into the traditional farm animal fate. 

The home dates to the late 1700s. White and his wife, Katharine, bought it in 1933.

Down East Properties listing agent Martha Dischinger told the AP Wednesday that the current owners Robert and Mary Gallant, of Anderson, S.C., are ready to sell after more than three decades of ownership.

She said the property retains many historical touches and the owners maintained the gardens tended by Katharine White before her death.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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