Storied Circa-1913 Marion Castle in Stamford, CT Is Up for Sale
There’s a castle in Connecticut and rare as it is, the historic structure is currently on the market. Marion Castle was built in 1913 for early Hollywood mogul Frank Marion. The French-style chateau overlooking Long Island Sound was designed by Hunt & Hunt, a prestigious family of architects whose credits include the earliest portion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Manhattan residence built for a Vanderbilt.
The home, also called Terre-Bonne, exudes the Beaux-Arts grandeur of the era, opening onto a glamorous hall, which gives access to more than 10,000 square feet of stylish spaces, including nine bedrooms, a modern kitchen, a wood-paneled library with a fireplace and a home gym. On the 1.67-acre grounds, there are gardens and a pool and terrace, and, as part of the association, beach access. Along with water views, the coastal castle even can see across to the NYC skyline.
This masterpiece located just an hour from the city was originally listed for $4.495 million, but now has the new price tag of $3.999 million. The listing agent representing this one-of-a-kind home is Gideon Fountain of Houlihan Lawrence.