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107 Water Street, Stonington, Connecticut

The Jackson Apartment was the bedroom and study area for James Merrill’s partner, David Jackson. It is located directly across the hall from Merrill’s apartment on the third floor. The apartment was renovated in 2007 and provides a charming living space for the writer-in-residence with a living-dining area, a full galley kitchen, bedroom, and study.

The James Merrill House Committee is able to offer living space in the fully-furnished Jackson Apartment rent-free to the Merrill fellow for the period of the residency. Take a tour below!


Amenities include:

  • All utilities (heat, water, electricity)

  • High-speed internet

  • Monthly housekeeping

  • Memberships to the Stonington Community Center, Stonington Library, and the local YMCA

  • Bed and bathroom linens

  • Basic kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes, silverware, and sundry utensils

  • TV with Firestick for streaming, DVD player

  • Washer/Dryer in the basement of the building


Please note the following limitations:

  • The apartment is accessible by stairway only

  • There is no off-street parking. Cars may be parked on the street or in a nearby public parking lot

  • Smoking is not permitted

  • Pets are not permitted

  • Non-resident friends or family may not use the apartment when the Writer-in-Residence is not there

  • In light of the historical and cultural value of the apartments and their contents, it is difficult to accommodate residents with children

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