Legendary Composer Richard Rodgers' Country Home in Fairfield Lists for $3.395M



The property features a swank pool terrace.Dorothy Rodgers, wife of composer Richard Rodgers, wrote an entire book about the modern home—their country retreat—they commissioned architect John Stonehilll to build for them, beginning in 1965. Titled The House in My Head, the process kicks off with a photo of Mrs. Rodgers in white gloves and a head wrap, peering into the hole dug for the foundation, with the book’s final chapter comprised of recipes for such fancy dishes as Boeuf a la Mode with Aspic and something called Alligator Pear Salad (no finger bowls needed, she promises!). In between, we get a stone-by-stone accounting of what became a glorious, open-plan home with loads of glass walls and a swank pool terrace, all designed for entertaining guests. Now-commonplace innovations include en-suite bedrooms (six bedrooms in total) and an expansive great room with soaring ceilings and a fireplace. The property is now for sale, nicely restored after all these years, and including nine private acres adjacent to Connecticut Audubon Society land. The Fairfield home lists for $3,595,000 with Barbara Vinograd of Coldwell Banker.

The modern façade.

The home features glass walls.

The modern kitchen is spacious and has double islands.

Sliding walls of glass in the dining room access the terrace.

A dark-hued office.

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17 Brush Island Road, Darien, CT
Sitting elevated on 1.23 acres with 430 feet of shoreline, with private dock and sandy beach, pool with automatic cover, green roof garden, extensive landscaping and terraces, this custom 7,900 square foot family home exudes warmth and country elegance with water views from nearly every room. With a breathtaking master suite, and incredible architectural and artistic details throughout, Brush Island is a year round oasis where outside spaces integrate seamlessly with unique natural surroundings.



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NO RESERVE AUCTION. Fully Renovated 4 Bedroom Federal Home in
Southport, Connecticut

A coastal gem! Historic home reimagined with no expense spared. Famed architect Jack Franzen and designer Tom Scheerer have created a truly stunning masterpiece of colonial living. Marvelous views of Southport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and the Country Club of Fairfield golf course. Take a stroll to Pequot Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and the train. This seaside home is the ideal New England estate.



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Lake Front Compound in Greenwich
Private compound on 5.7 lakefront acres in the estate section of Greenwich CT. Meticulous attention to detail with luxury finishes and extraordinary workmanship seen throughout this 9 bedroom Georgian Colonial. Guest House with professional recording studio and living quarters. Extensive terraces and gardens, pool, pool pavilion all overlooking lake with its own island.



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53 Myanos Road, New Canaan, CT
The Gratwick House was designed by Mid Century architect Victor Christ-Janer and further enhanced and improved by important architect/owner Harvey Kaufman. Built in 1953, this 3,696 SF 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home sits on a rise with gorgeous views of a stunning oval swimming pool. Large entertaining spaces with floor to ceiling windows look out to a sweeping lawn in back and manicured courtyard to the side. This house is the perfect culmination of architectural significance & livability.



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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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