“Chicago” producers’ estate hits market in hidden hamlet

Expansive Westchester property on sale for $13.2 million

Tri-State /
Nov.November 23, 2020 04:12 PM
35 Schoolhouse Road and Fran and Barry Weissler (Photos via Realtor and Getty)

35 Schoolhouse Road and Fran and Barry Weissler (Photos via Realtor and Getty)

The former estate of Fran and Barry Weissler, producers of Broadway hit “Chicago,” features an amphitheater, sculpture garden, hedge maze and all that jazz.

The Westchester County home, whose Tony Award-winning owners were also behind “Waitress,” “Pippin” and “Finding Neverland,” has hit the market for $13.2 million.

Coined by Fran Weissler as the house that “Chicago” built, the 18.4-acre estate at 35 Schoolhouse Road in Waccabuc, has a four-bedroom main residence and a four-bedroom guest house.

The custom-built outdoor theater, designed by artist Beverly Pepper, has hosted private performances by Christopher Plummer, the New York Philharmonic, James Earl Jones, Tommy Tune and Marvin Hamlisch.

Additionally, there’s a in-ground pool with cabana rooms, a tennis court and a wooded walking path.

The listing brokers are Melissa Colabella and Anthony Lando, of William Pitt Julia B. Fee, of Sotheby’s International Realty.

“This property lives like its own Storm King,” Colabella said, referring to the open-air museum in upstate New York. “We’re not just selling the house, we’re selling a living, breathing work of art.”

Waccabuc, a tiny hamlet in the town of Lewisboro, was once referred to by the Upstart Business Journal as home to a “collection of privacy-loving CEOs and bright stars in other firmaments.”






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