The Fairfield County, Connecticut, home where Mark Twain spent his last years has listed for $4.2 million.
The legendary writer, traveler and cultural and political chronicler spent the last two years of his life at the Redding property before his death in 1910. The New York Post first reported on the listing.
The original home burned down in 1923 and the current 6,300-square-foot mansion was built two years later on the same foundation.
It was constructed around the original home’s terraces, stone walls, pillars, and gardens.
The four-bedroom home has arched and coffered ceilings, a library with built-in bookshelves, and three fireplaces. The home sits on about 29 acres and borders a 161-acre land trust.
The property is named “Stormfield” after the titular character in Twain’s final published story, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.” Twian also lived in a Hartford mansion for several years in the late 1800s, where he wrote his most celebrated work, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
[NYP] — Dennis Lynch