Paul Simon lists 32-acre New Canaan, Connecticut ‘private park’ for $14M

Posted On Wed, April 24, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, April 24, 2019 By In Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

Photo by Marcott Studios; courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s  International Realty

Musician Paul Simon has just listed his New Canaan, CT countryside estate for $13.9 million–16 percent less than he paid for it (h/t Wall Street Journal). The 32-acre property that Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell and their three children, have called home since 2002 includes a 8,500-square-foot main house and a private recording studio, formal walled gardens and a courtyard, landscaped grounds with a brook, meadows, woodlands, a great lawn, a pond, waterfalls and a three-car garage.

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansions

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansionsPhotos by Lane Coder; courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s  International Realty

In a statement, Simon recalled that “The first thing we thought when we moved from Manhattan was ‘Wow! We have our own park.’ It took half an hour to walk a loop of the property with the dogs.” He recorded his last four albums in the studio, which he called a “peaceful space.”

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansions

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansions

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansionsPhotos by Lane Coder; courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s  International Realty

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to the center of New Canaan, the sprawling whitewashed brick Colonial-style main residence, designed by Harold Reeve Sleeper, was built in the 1930s. An oval entry opens to a living room and sunroom with expansive views. In addition to a living and dining area, there are several library/sitting rooms and six bedrooms.

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansions

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansions

Top two hotos by Lane Coder; bottom photo by Marcott Studios; courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s  International Realty

A stone wall with a gated entry heralds a driveway surrounded by brick walls. The house sits above the property overlooking a pond surrounded by meadows, with sweeping vistas of the great lawn.

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansionsPhoto by Lane Coder; courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s  International Realty

Formal gardens and courtyards join a terraced pool on the grounds surrounding the main house.

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansions

82 Brookwood Lane, Paul Simon, New Canaan, Connecticut, cool listings, country estates, mansionsPhotos by Lane Coder; courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s  International Realty

The recording studio occupies a separate two-bedroom cottage on the property. The 2,400-square-foot cottage would also make a great guest house or writer’s studio.

[Via WSJ]

[Listing: 82 Brookwood Lane by Leslie Razook and Anne Krieger for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty]

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