Mark Twain’s Connecticut house sees $300K worth minimize

Proper right here’s your probability to be a Connecticut yankee in Mark Twain’s courtroom. The property the place the famed “Huckleberry Finn” creator spent his final years now comes at a discount.

Inside the Fairfield County metropolis of Redding, an virtually 29-acre unfold that Twain as quickly as often known as his private has decrease its asking worth by $300,000, The Put up has confirmed. Listed in July 2021, the property — generally called “Stormfield” and named after his final revealed story, “Captain Stormfield’s Go to to Heaven” — first hit the market asking $4.2 million.

Now obtainable for $3.9 million, a model new purchaser can get a 6,300-square-foot principal house with 4 to five bedrooms, three fireplaces and a chic formal lounge — along with some precise bragging rights.

Twain, who was born Samuel Clemens, traveled extensively in Italy — and constructed his building inside the mannequin of a Tuscan villa. He lived there from 1908 until his lack of life in 1910, nonetheless what stands there proper now — at 30 Mark Twain Lane — isn’t the full distinctive.

Twain resided at “Stormfield” for two years until his lack of life in 1910.
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The property spans about 29 acres next to a 161-acre land trust.
The property spans about 29 acres subsequent to a 161-acre land perception.
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The residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925.
The residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925.
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The estate takes inspiration from a Tuscan villa.
The property takes inspiration from a Tuscan villa.
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A fire burned down Twain’s home in 1923, fairly a number of years after he died. Nonetheless, builders constructed a model new residence in 1925 on the an identical foundation — and retained the distinctive terraces, stone partitions, stone pillars and gardens.

Inside yellow-painted partitions and beneath a red-tone roof, the precept house most notably delivers that formal lounge with a hand-painted coffered ceiling. That room — with a fireplace and space for a grand piano — adjoins a library with built-in picket cupboards. Elsewhere, the formal consuming room seems out to the stone terrace by handsome glass doorways. The eat-in kitchen, with an enormous island and enough space for an enormous desk, has space for additional seating.

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The main house comes with a formal living area that stands under a painted coffered ceiling.
The precept house comes with a correct dwelling area that stands beneath a painted coffered ceiling.
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A library with built-in shelves stands next to the living area.
A library with built-in cupboards stands subsequent to the dwelling area.
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The grounds also include a gunite pool, along with a pool/carriage house.
The grounds moreover embody a gunite pool, along with a pool/carriage house.
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Upstairs, some bedrooms embody fireplaces and, above that, an attic has room for added lounging or gaming space.

The manicured grounds, which adjoin a 161-acre land perception, moreover embody a heated pool, a pool/carriage house, a storage with space for 3 automobiles and, on that second floor, a customer/workers retreat with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a lounge and a kitchen.

Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty has the itemizing.