My in-laws live just outside Philadelphia, PA.
Sometime over the summer I realized that they live mere miles away from the home of one of my favorite authors, Grace Livingston Hill. My father in law and husband were kind enough to drive me over there.
The house isn't marked by a plaque or anything and she's fallen out of favor with most readers, but we found the house and snapped a few pictures in front of it (stalker much?).
Seeing her house, which she specifically designed for herself, helped open up a lot of ideas about the way she talks about homes. She details the stone home, the porticos, the doors that open to gardens, and there, on the left you might be able to see a turret.
That's where Grace wrote all her books.