Weston Ulbrich | CTRE.co | December 28, 2021
Hutchins House Listed in Greenwich
Listed in April of this year for $15.9 million, the home at 78 Mayo Avenue in Greenwich’s Belle Haven neighborhood is more than its six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms. The home is also known as the “Hutchins Cottage.” Completed in 1888, the property was first owned by Horace A. Hutchins, an Ohio oil tycoon who sold his stake in Standard Oil. With a new fortune, Hutchins purchased the home in 1889.
Then the house was rented to Adolphus W. Green for several seasons before Green purchased the property in 1905. While Green’s name might not be the most familiar, his company and its products have a place in grocery stores across America and around the world: the National Biscuit Company, now known as Nabisco. Co-founder, Green helped to launch “Barnum Animal Crackers” in 1902, and “The Oreo Bisquit” in 1912.
Estate of ‘Happy Days’ producers listed in CT for almost $18M
A listed mansion in Salisbury was once home to two of the minds behind “Happy Days” and other hits like “Full House” and “Family Matters.” Located at 57 Mount Tom Road, the former estate of producers Thomas Miller and his partner, Robert Boyett, was listed in April for $17,950,000.
The 22,282 square-foot country home features nine bedrooms, ten full bathrooms and four partial bathrooms. The property is situated on 474 acres of land. Built in 2002, the home was constructed by Acheson Doyle Partners Architects, who restored St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, the penthouse of the Plaza Hotel and the Liberty Island Pavilion near the Statue of Liberty in New York.
The entrance to the home features a grand staircase and opens to a 39-foot-long formal dining space with a 32-foot-tall (3 story) glass atrium ceiling. The interior is furnished with a great room, as well as a library, a movie viewing room and a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry.
Windsong Hits the Market in in Deep River
A staggering estate on 32 Doane Road in Deep River sits on the banks of the Connecticut River. The home, known as “Windsong,” sits on 260 feet of “elevated frontage” on nearly 4 acres of land. The property features “classic French allée style” gardens, the listing notes, which include pear and linden trees, as well as boxwood hedgerows and other formal gardens. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms fill its interior which features a French high-society motif.
The mansion was built in the late 40’s for Jerome Zerbe, the colorful editor of Vanity Fair. Designed in a French style, the five bedroom and five bathroom dwelling was listed the market for $4.295 million, according to its listing. Zerbe graduated from Yale University in 1928 and went on to become an international society photographer, according to The New York Times; he was also the society editor for Town & Country magazine during the time he lived in the Deep River home.
The Unique Iradell Farm of Ridgefield up For Sale
Dubbed “Iradell Farm” this Georgian Colonial on 17 Rippowam Road once belonged to Consuelo Vanderbilt, the great great-granddaughter of shipping tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Consuelo was later married N. Clarkson Earl Jr., an executive of the Howard Johnson and Childs restaurant chains. She was also the daughter of William Kassam Vanderbilt II, who was president of the New York Central Railroad.
Consuelo Vanderbilt lived in the home until her death in 2011, and while the estate was last sold in 2015 for $1.25 million, it came on the market again in 2021 for $3.2 million. The house has been restored, renovated and expanded since the heiress owned the property. Inside are original details such as the paneled walls of the drawing room, which were relocated from the Vanderbilt yacht in the 1940’s.
Mark Twain’s Final Abode Listed in Redding
Known as “Stormfield,” the Tuscan villa-style home is situated on almost 30 acres in Redding. It was the final home of Mark Twain, and hit on the market in August for $4.2 million. The estate’s name was inspired by Twain’s short story, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.”
Inside the 6,300 square-foot home are four bedrooms and five full bathrooms, as well as a living room with a “hand-painted coffered ceiling,” a full dining room and a library. Stormfield is located next to 161 acres of Redding Land Trust.
The Borglum Cabin Goes to Market
The log cabin on 400 Wire Mill Road in Stamford was previously owned by Gutzon Borglum, one of the sculptors of Mount Rushmore. Borglum owned most of the land surrounding what is now Wire Mill Road in the early 1900’s. Borglum had a primary house and a studio in the area with his second wife, Mary Montgomery Borglum. He designed stages of Mount Rushmore while working from his Stamford studio in the early 1930’s. Off of Wire Mill Road is a street named after the sculptor and designer. Borglum lived in the cabin and at one time, owned about 350 acres of land around Studio Road and Wire Mill Road on both sides of the Merritt Parkway.
Listed in December for just over $1 million, the 2,000 square-foot cabin has a two-story great room with a stone fireplace, the listing notes, which is the original part of the home. The logs on the exterior of the home were restored by hand by one of the previous owners. Other features include a remodeled kitchen with cathedral ceilings and a “heated commode” rumored to have been a $12,000 toilet.
Living the Good Life at La Dolce Vita
Nicknamed “La Dolce Vita,” the Mediterranean-style trophy estate on 30 Crosssbow Lane in Easton was previously owned by Arnold D’Angelo, the late entrepreneur who worked for Bigelow Tea’s food service division. In his time with Bigelow, D’Angelo was a driving force behind the Bigelow tea brand. D’Angelo also went on to found his own marketing and distributing firm called IMS.
D’Angelo’s custom-built home went on the market for $1.725 million this year. It has six bedrooms and five full bathrooms and its a dream home for car enthusiasts. D’Angelo was a car collector and installed a five-space garage for cars and a “crew pit lounge” equipped with a television, bar and seating area.