Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera Lists Fairytale Connecticut Estate
In East Haddam, a small Connecticut town nestled between New Haven and Hartford, a colorful estate seemingly ripped from the photos of a whimsical cottagecore wedding has hit the market. Perhaps so magical and magazine-worthy because of its current owner, celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, the storybook property asks $1.45 million.
Built in 1840, the main house takes care of having “something blue.” Painted brightly, it sits amidst a 9.3-acre sea of verdant green grounds. Tutera, whose clientele for events includes the likes of Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, and Prince Charles, has made significant changes to transform the property in the years since first obtaining the deed without ever compromising on charm. This central structure holds 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, while an additional 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms can be found in the carriage house, newly renovated and equipped with a front porch and upper deck of its own. These renovated spaces reimagined and furnished by the wedding visionary provide a total of 4,523 square feet of living space.
Of course, the possibilities for outdoor living are even vaster. The delightful grounds would make an ideal venue for summer barbecues, weddings, or dinner parties beneath the trees. There’s no shortage of gardens or bedrooms or spaces for entertaining—a historic schoolhouse on the property can easily double as a darling place where cocktail hour might unfold.
Zoe Zrakas of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.