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Location: Salisbury, Connecticut
The Skinny: A Tony Award-winning Broadway producer with pretty nutty taste in art and decor currently owns this "chic, barn-inspired contemporary" in Salisbury, Connecticut. Look past the sherbet colored, high-heel-like dining room chairs and the crystalline buffalo sculptures and there's an urbanite's country retreat of some merit here. Up the central staircase, which is more industrial than "sculptural," the "indulgent private master suite" has its own "private terrace for morning coffee," as well as an attached office for "midnight inspirations."
This 5,200-square-foot "marriage of nature, art, and architecture," built in 1980 off a design by architect Kenneth Nadler, is sited on 38 acres that can be admired from the many-windowed "great room," the "large screened dining porch," or the "windowed sauna" (which, delight of delights, boasts a "tub with a view"). Apart from the main house, the $2,995,000 asking price includes a pond, a tennis court, and a detached two-bedroom guesthouse. If anything here was ever "edgy," it isn't anymore, but this very '80s dwelling does indeed look "perfect for country house parties," of which it has probably seen many.
· 274-290 Indian Mountain Road [Zillow]