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Mark Twain’s Connecticut home sees a $300,000 price cut

Here’s your chance to be a Connecticut Yankee in Mark Twain’s court. The mansion where the famous ‘Huckleberry Finn’ author spent the last years of his life is now available at a reduced price.

In the Fairfield County town of Redding, a 65-acre tract that Twain once owned has seen its price drop by $300,000, The Post has confirmed. Listed in July 2021, the property — known as “Stormfield” and named after its last published story, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven” — first went on the market and fetched $4.2 million.

Now available for $3.9 million, a new buyer can pick up a 6,300-square-foot main home with four to five bedrooms, three fireplaces, and a sleek formal living room — plus some real-life boasts.

Twain, who was born Samuel Clemens, traveled extensively in Italy – and built his building in the style of a Tuscan villa. He lived there from 1908 until his death in 1910, but what stands there today – at 30 Mark Twain Lane – is not the complete original.

Twain resided in "storm field" for two years until his death in 1910.
Twain lived in Stormfield for two years until his death in 1910.
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The property is set over approximately 29 acres adjacent to a 161 acre land trust.
The property is set over approximately 29 acres adjacent to a 161 acre land trust.
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The residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925.
The residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925.
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The property is inspired by a Tuscan villa.
The property is inspired by a Tuscan villa.
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A fire burned down Twain’s home in 1923, a few years after his death. However, the builders built a new residence on the same foundation in 1925 – retaining the original terraces, stone walls, stone columns and gardens.

Within yellow-painted walls and under a red roof, the main house features this formal living room with a hand-painted coffered ceiling. This room — with a fireplace and room for a grand piano — adjoins a library with built-in wooden shelves. Elsewhere, the formal dining room looks out onto the stone patio through beautiful glass doors. The eat-in kitchen with a large cooking island and enough space for a large table offers space for additional seating.

The main house features a formal living area set beneath a painted coffered ceiling.
The main house features a formal living area set beneath a painted coffered ceiling.
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Next to the living area is a library with built in shelving.
Next to the living area is a library with built in shelving.
Bernadette Queenan for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
There is also a gunite pool on site as well as a pool/wagon house.
There is also a gunite pool on site as well as a pool/wagon house.
Bernadette Queenan for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Upstairs, some bedrooms have fireplaces and above that, a loft offers space for additional lounge or play area.

The manicured grounds, adjoining a 161 acre Land Trust, also include a heated pool, pool/wagon house, three car garage and second floor guest/staff retreat with two bedrooms and one bathroom, a living room and a kitchen.

Laura frees Ancona by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/18/mark-twains-connecticut-home-sees-300k-price-cut/ Mark Twain’s Connecticut home sees a $300,000 price cut

DUSTIN JONES

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