International best-selling author, television producer, and de facto voice—and alter ego—of a certain generation of women Candace Bushnell has put her charming Connecticut Victorian farmhouse on the market. The creator of the Sex and the City media empire and Connecticut native first bought the circa-1830 home in 2005 for $661,500, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Measuring 1,469 square feet, the three-bedroom is situated on three “park-like” acres—great for cross-country skiing in the winter!—whose grounds include a saltwater pool, separate guest-pool house for entertaining, a two-story, two-car garage, outdoor shower, apple orchard, barn, and a cutting garden filled with roses, irises, and lilies. The main residence has been lovingly maintained and boasts original wide-plank floors and moldings and an updated kitchen and bath.
Floral wallpaper and other lovely details abound, like the kitchen’s tin ceiling, arched windows, reading nook, and sitting room. Though the author intended for the Roxbury mini-estate to be a country retreat, she found herself spending more and more time here, even writing four books in the cozy, romantic atmosphere.
Bushnell is selling the property, as she recently purchased a home in Sag Harbor to be closer to her friends. The Roxbury enclave has been home to other creatives including actor Walter Matthau, playwright Arthur Miller, sculptor Alexander Calder, and author Frank McCourt. Take a tour of the sweet, inspiring property asking $1,365,000.