Anderson Cooper picks up Connecticut estate

Sources say Cooper and his partner paid between between $5 and $9 million

Rye House and Anderson Cooper
Rye House and Anderson Cooper

WEEKENDEDITION Anderson Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani, have picked up a luxurious home in Connecticut’s affluent Litchfield County. While there is no word yet on what the couple paid for the 10,127-square-foot Tudor, sources told the New York Daily News that they paid between $5 million and $9 million.

Known as “Rye House,” the 18-room mansion was built in 1908 and designed by Wilson Eyre, a founder of House & Garden magazine. It includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and tennis court, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The property also features a private four-bedroom guest wing, and 280 acres.

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The seller is Karen Shaw, a former Miss Connecticut who starred on “Dallas” and “The A Team,” and her husband, Marc. [NYP] Christopher Cameron