Deeds & Don'ts: At 300 Acres, Redding's Deer Run is a Sportsman's Paradise
Redding's Deer Run, which claims to be the largest privately owned landmass in Fairfield County, clocks in at 300 acres. It’s marketed as a “sportsman’s paradise” and we’d have to agree—with the invitation extended to sporty ladies as well—considering its equestrian facilities (fields, barn, riding trails), private lake with a boathouse, tennis court and indoor and outdoor pools. And oh, yes, there’s also a 16,000-square-foot, stone-and-shingle-style manor house offering 19 grand and gracious rooms. Jane Tullo of Neumann Real Estate has the $19,500,000 listing.
Further afield in Cornwall, Broadway director and producer Joe Avian (A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon) is selling a 252-acre spread that spans a private two-acre lake, gardened grounds, and a pool and pool terrace. The now-5,000-square-foot main house, built as a hunting lodge in the 1930s, was thoroughly renovated by Avian, who retained its rustic, post-and-beam charm. Also on the property: a caretaker’s cottage, a barn and a two-bedroom guest cottage with a kitchen. The full property is priced at $3,620,000, with a second option of 105 acres for $2.5 million, listed with Ira Goldspiel of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
A version of this article appeared in the May 2015 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Outside Influences.