Quaint Connecticut Estate of 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer Lists for $1.5M
The Connecticut home of the late broadcast journalist Morley Safer has hit the market. Safer, a staple on 60 Minutes until his passing in 2016, owned the property for more than thirty years and was on the investigative special for over 40 years. The sale of the picturesque estate is now being handled by his wife, Jane, with a price tag of $1.45 million.
Located in the charming town of Chester, this country home seems an idyllic remedy to the intensity of such a career. Built of stone and glass, with Medieval-style windows and stained glass doors evoking the Arts & Crafts style, the farmhouse sits serenely amongst approximately 7 acres of verdant woodland. These details imbue an atmosphere not dissimilar to that of a fairytale cottage, although the 3,876-square-foot floor plan offers a slight increase in spaciousness. The spread counts 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
Attached to the main house stands a greenhouse conservatory shipped from England, flooded with light and filled with endless greenery. Just outside sits the pool, surrounded by a palatial patio and watched over by an adjacent writer’s cottage. The property is also dotted with worldly features that could nod to Safer’s travels, including a Bermudian moon gate and Italian garden grotto.
Tim Boyd of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.