Filmmaker Barry Levinson’s Former Redding Estate Hits the Market
Well-known Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson holds many honors including an Academy Award for Best Director for the iconic film Rain Man. For quite some time, he also held the honor of owning this bucolic Redding estate. Rolling through the Connecticut countryside for 47 miles, the property is the picture of tranquility and belonged to Levinson for 17 years. He only sold the residence in 2012 and now it is up for grabs again asking $19 million.
The estate is both a lavish retreat and a fully operational farm, even going by the charming name Maple Hill Farm. It has horse stalls, barns, pig and chicken coops, gorgeous orchards, and a structure known as Sugar House where the current owners make their own maple syrup from trees on their land. Does it get any fresher than that? The property also boasts three 18th-century guest homes, a recording studio, a treasured events venue, and a stylish main house.
Featured in CTC&G and on C>V, the incredible main manor was completely rebuilt in 2014 by the current sellers. Interior designer Amy Zolin and architect Andrew A. Bartolotta created contemporary, grand spaces that beautifully highlight the pastoral views. Farm life meets resort-style luxury at this wonderfully crafted abode, which also boasts a sparkling pool and sleek outdoor lounges.
The property is truly an equestrian’s paradise with paddocks and a plethora of trails, known as “The Hundred Acre Wood.” Dotted with whimsical Winnie the Pooh sculptures crafted by a local artist, these paths are a delight.
Just an hour away from NYC, this special estate is listed with Roni Agress of Sotheby’s International Realty.