Paul Simon’s Connecticut Estate Lists for $13.9M
Thirty-two acres of prime Connecticut land long belonging to musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have hit the market for $13.9 million. The property sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in New Canaan, a treasured New York City suburb known for its schools and also home to the likes of Harry Connick, Jr. and Brian Williams. Situated conveniently close to the town’s charming downtown village but still offering the countryside appeal that draws so many out of the city, the estate offers the best of both worlds of pastoral living.
A 1930’s-constructed Colonial is the property’s centerpiece, 8,525-square-feet of whitewashed brick perched atop a small hill and overlooking a pond and sweeping meadows. The floorplan includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, with spacious dining and living areas. A separate cottage offers an additional 2,400-square-feet, ripe for a guest house renovation. Installed here, fittingly, is a winsome recording studio in the family room—unlike most spaces of the kind, this one features a brick fireplace and bay windows, the perfect venue for Simon and Brickell to create their acoustics.
Contrasting the aforementioned meadows are formal, walled gardens and a courtyard; also on the property’s calling card are a terraced swimming pool and a spacious kitchen of light wood and marble. Leslie Razook and Anne Krieger of William Pitt has the listing.