This Stunning New England Estate Once Owned by Mark Twain is for Sale
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Celebrity Real Estate
Celebrity home sales are usually quite the hot topic. It was even a big deal before the internet was born. Numerous magazines would litter grocery store aisles, all with pictorials of the latest celebrity putting their house on the market. It was good fun, and still is.
While most houses are found in and around Hollywood (or are some $80 million Penthouse in Manhattan), there is still the rare occasion of a hidden gem. And that's where Stormfield comes into play.
Stormfield is a 4 bedroom, 5.5 villa located in the town of Redding, Connecticut. The grounds include nearly 29 acres, a pool, garage with in-law apartment, and the 6,300 square foot main villa.
While the house is stunning, Stormfield is truly known for the original owner, a man by the name of Samuel Clemens. If you don't recognize the name, that's okay, most don't. Samuel is better known by his pen name of Mark Twain.
Mark Twain's Final Home
Twain had the house built in 1908, and lived there until his death in 1910. Sadly, there was a house fire in 1923, but was rebuilt two years later and still stands tall with beauty and grace. The builders even managed to build on the original foundation, and utilized much of the old house.
The property is immaculate. There's both tile and hardwood floors. The kitchen is huge. The bedrooms are spacious. There are architectural gems throughout the villa. The outdoor space is very tastefully done. It's just an incredible home.
The location is a big hit as well. It's close enough to New York City, but also far enough away from the serious hustle and bustle.