Paul Simon Sells Connecticut Estate at Multi-Million Dollar Loss – The 8,800 square foot estate in New Canaan, Connecticut that singer/songwriter Paul Simon, 80, and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, 56, owned has finally been sold, albeit at a significant loss.
The musical pair paid $16.5 million for the almost 32-acre, 84-year-old property about 20 years ago, but after more than three years of trying to sell it, they only succeeded in making $10.8 million, according to Dirt.
The Georgian-style estate was initially listed by the musicians in 2019 for $13.9 million. In addition to having six bedrooms, three powder rooms, and seven full bathrooms, the enormous main house also boasts the Grammy Award-winning Simon, who “recorded several of his hit records here,” according to an article from Town & Country at the time.
The pond, terraced pool, walled gardens, courtyard, and 2,400-square-foot guest cottage with a garage couldn’t help sell the pad, and neither could its features. Only three years later, and for $3.1 million less than the asking price, did it finally sell.
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According to Dirt, the three-story house has a 31-foot-long foyer, a 750-square-foot living room, and a sunroom with tile flooring in addition to bragging rights regarding its famous former occupants. Every bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, as well as a paneled library and a huge mudroom. Harold R. Sleeper, an architect, constructed it in 1938.
An old listing site, which still shows its sale price at $12 million, says that the property’s separate 3-bedroom cottage “offers an ideal hideaway to be as creative and self-indulgent or as engaging and social as you choose.” The estate is only 45 miles from New York City and has been meticulously maintained to offer the utmost in serenity, solitude, elegance, and tranquility.
Simon and Brickell still have three residences between them, even without their New Canaan home: an Upper West Side duplex, a property in Montauk, and a compound outside of Dallas, according to Dirt.