The Connecticut estate of Grammy Award-winning musician Paul Simon has returned to the market for $11.9 million, roughly $2 million less than when the property first listed last year. The 1938-built brick home at 82 Brookwood Lane sits on 32 private acres in New Canaan, about an hour’s ride from Manhattan on Metro-North. Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, bought the home in 2002 and raised their three children there.
The property includes an 8,500-square-foot main house with six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and three half-baths, and a secluded cottage. The nearly 32 acres of land feature a landscaped courtyard, woodlands, streams, and a pond.
The whitewashed brick Colonial-style home was built in the 1930s and sits on a cul-de-sac, surrounded by a private natural reserve. According to the listing, all three floors of the house overlook the beautiful landscape. The home boasts lots of oversized windows, French doors, multiple libraries, and several fireplaces.
Tucked away in the woods, the 2,400-square-foot three-bedroom cottage served as Simon’s recording studio, but could easily transform into a guest house. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal last year, Simon described the home as having its own private park.
“The first thing we thought when we moved from Manhattan was ‘Wow! We have our own park’,” Simon told the WSJ. “It took half an hour to walk a loop of the property with the dogs.”
There’s also a three-car garage and an in-ground, heated swimming pool. While it’s located just an hour train from Manhattan, New Canaan has a popular downtown area of its own and is home to many architectural gems, including Philip Johnson’s Glass House and Grace Farms.
[Listing details: 82 Brookwood Lane by Leslie Razook and Anne Krieger for William Pitt- Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty]
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