Renee Zellweger Lists Rural Connecticut Farm Home For $1.5M

    Posted by Cristin  |  December 13, 2011  |  2:32 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    Renee Zellweger

    Pomfret, CT

    Most Known For

    Oscar-winning actress, famous for movies like Cold Mountain, Bridget Jones' Diary and Jerry Maguire

    Home Stats

    3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom main house, recreation barn and swimming pool

    Price

    $1,500,000

    When it comes to celebrity real estate, Renee Zellweger stays relatively under-the-radar. She has managed to buy and sell a number of properties in Los Angeles and New York with little to no fanfare. This week, she decided that it’s time to part ways with a charming Connecticut farm home that she has owned since 2004. As reported by Forbes, Zellweger bought the property in 2004, when it had a $1,320,000 price tag. After taking the next 7 years to extensively renovate and enjoy the property, Zellweger has just listed it for sale for $1,500,000.

    Jonathan Radford, a vice president for Coldwell Banker Previews International and the listing agent for the property told Forbes, “Renee has enjoyed the property for a number of years, however her current work schedule and travel commitments do not allow her to visit the property as frequently as she would like. The house is simply elegant. All of the finishes that have been chosen while high end, are all understated.”

    Renamed “The Cotton Tavern Estate,” the property features a main house with three-bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a one-bedroom guest cottage, and a barn. The 3,463-square foot main house contains a master suite with a sitting room and en-suite bathroom, a library, a dining room with built-in cabinets, and an enclosed porch. Much of the home features exposed wood beams and many rooms tout wood-burning fireplaces. A hidden gem, an unused but fully-finished third floor contains built-in storage and vaulted ceilings.

    The barn on the property is fashioned strictly for entertainment purposes. Coming in at about 2,000 square-feet, the barn is the perfect entertaining space, with a game room and bar.

    This may be a Connecticut farm, but it does have the Hollywood touches of a swimming pool and helicopter landing pad.

     

      Luxury Living At A Discount – Greenwich, Connecticut Mansion Price Cut by $5.2M

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 12, 2011  |  11:59 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

      Home Stats

      7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms on 4.8 acres

      Price

      $12,800,000

      Daily deals are all the rage these days, but who knew they also existed in the luxury homes market? We’re seeing big price cuts making headlines, like Le Reve, a $50,000,000 Georgia mansion that was price-chopped until it finally sold for $11,500,000, making it one of the most startling foreclosures in history.

      Today we’re featuring a home in Greenwich Connecticut that recently saw $5,200,000 come sliding off its original list price of $18,000,000.  While $12,800,000 isn’t bargain-bin pricing, it does make this stunning home a much better buy than it was at the $18,000,000 price point.

      Worth the money? Let’s dig into the details: this home is a pre-war brick Georgian with marvelous wings created for renowned art collectors and overlooks a private lake. Glorious stone walls border the front of this property, and handsome wooden gates open to the driveway, which sweeps into the courtyard and a circle. Magnificent landscaping, open lawns and majestic trees give the feel of back country with a skating, canoeing and fishing lake and true privacy bordered by Land Trust, yet with the unique asset of walking to schools and town. A portico shelters the classic doorway opening into the generous center hall with a curving stairway, banded parquet floors with a lovely patina and a Palladian window. The step-down living room has a fireplace and a columned bow window to the spectacular lake view. The exciting art galleries or entertaining rooms include a step-down, two-story room with a beamed ceiling and a wall of windows to the lake, a family room or gallery with a wet bar and french doors to the terrace, a third room overlooking the center gallery and an office with a cathedral ceiling.

      The formal dining room has french doors to the terrace and both it and the library have entrancing lake views, as does the charming casual dining room adjoining the country kitchen with a solarium, a butlers pantry and access to the three-car garage. The master suite has a cathedral ceiling and dazzling lake views, a huge studio, two dressing rooms and two bathrooms. There are five additional bedrooms, including a main-floor guest suite, a large playroom and back stairs, plus a luxurious theater, an exercise room, a sauna and a wine cellar. The beautifully sited heated pool and pool house adjoin the artfully hidden tennis court bordered by a waterfall.

        Regis Philbin Lists Longtime Greenwich CT Property

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 27, 2011  |  11:22 pm  |  Tags: , ,

        Regis Philbin

        Greenwich, CT

        Most Known For

        Gracing America with his face on daytime television for decades.

        Home Stats

        5,919 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 partial bathrooms

        Price

        $3,800,000

        Regis Philbin is making some changes in his life. He’s decided to end his multi-decade tenure on the daytime talkshow that also bears his name, and now he’s also attempting to say “adieu” to the Greenwich, Connecticut home he and his wife Joy have owned for more than 20 years. The Philbin’s own another stately residence just two miles down the road, and now they’re trying to unload this neighboring home.

        The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a library, tennis courts, outdoor pool, gazebo and more.

        This estate was listed in May for $4.195 million, but slashed the price to $3.8 million in an attempt to attract a buyer. This isn’t Regis’ first tango with the Greenwich real estate market. He’s been trying to sell this very home for more than five years. The initial list price on the pad was $5.8 million back in 2008. When no one came knocking, renters took roost in the home. Now, they’re hoping $3.8 million is the sweet spot to offload their beloved home.