Paul Simon’s Connecticut estate is on the market for $14M

That’s 16% less than what the musician paid for it in 2002

TRD TRI-STATE /
Apr.April 22, 2019 02:41 PM
Paul Simon and his New Canaan estate in Connecticut (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Paul Simon and his New Canaan estate in Connecticut (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Just don’t call Paul Simon a boy in a bubble.

The singer has put his Connecticut estate on the market, and is willing to take a loss.

The New Canaan property is asking $13.9 million — 16 percent less than what Simon paid for the property in 2002, the Wall Street Journal reported.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Leslie Razook, who is listing the property with fellow agent Anne Krieger, said that the pricing was reflective of the softness in the area’s real estate market.

The number of sales in Fairfield County dipped 2.6 percent in the first quarter versus a year earlier to 1,968 deals, according to Douglas Elliman. At the same time, the median sales price fell 6.6 percent to $359,450.

The estate spans about 32 acres — with landscaped grounds that include a brook, meadows, a pond and waterfalls. It also features walled gardens and a courtyard. Plus, the home comes with its own recording studio. Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, are selling the property now that their three children have moved out.

“The first thing we thought when we moved from Manhattan was ‘Wow! We have our own park’,” said Simon in a statement. “It took half an hour to walk a loop of the property with the dogs.” The recording studio, where he recorded his last four albums, is a “peaceful space”, he said.

The main house is about 8,500 square feet and dates back to the 1930s. It has six bedrooms and multiple libraries. The recording studio is in a separate cottage, which has two bedrooms. The property also has a three-car garage.

Simon rose to fame as half of the duo that made up Simon & Garfunkel. His solo hits include “You Can Call Me Al.” [WSJ] — Meenal Vamburkar


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
From left: Jed Wilder, Bess Freedman, Richard Grossman, Josh Sarnell and Adam Mahfouda (Credit: Emily Assiran) 

Agents to StreetEasy: The fee is too damn high

40 East 72nd Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Nightmare on E. 72nd Street raises question: Are small condos risky?

Jed Garfield of Leslie J. Garfield; Richard Grossman, president of Halstead Real Estate; Sarah Saltzberg, principal broker and CEO of Bohemia Realty Group; Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber

NYC brokers slam bias, promise action after Newsday exposé

The bombshell probe also found that minorities had to meet more stringent financial qualifications than white buyers. (Credit: iStock)

LI agents routinely discriminate against minority buyers, undercover probe finds

Zillow CEO Rich Barton (Credit: iStock)

Zillow and Opendoor aren’t making much on home-flipping

This week, the State Department of Taxation and Finance issued a new memo that notably made no mention of condos. (Credit: iStock)

Regulators quietly change stance on condos in LLC law

Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider (Credit: iStock)

Realogy’s plan to stop the iBuyers from gaining a foothold in Chicago

Daily Digest Thursday

Worker killed at Lam Group construction site, Uber signs WTC lease: Daily digest

arrow_forward_ios