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‘Forrest Gump’ author’s former Old Town colonial is up for grabs at $1.2 million

The real estate market is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.  Right now, there’s the chance to own the former Alexandria abode of Winston Groom, the author who penned the 1986 novel “Forrest Gump.”

The spacious colonial, where it’s believed the D.C. native composed the best-seller in the downstairs office, hit the market Thursday for $1,195,000.

The former Washington Star reporter lived there with his first wife, Ruth Noble, who took ownership of the property in 1977 after their 1974 divorce, listing agent Sue Goodhart of McEnearney Associates Inc. told us. The current owner, she said is “downsizing.”

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