She might be Carrie Bradshaw’s alter ego, but as far as real estate’s concerned, “Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell has the fictional sex columnist beat.
Rather than being confined to a rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, the author and producer owns several homes, and just put one—a 126-year-old Victorian farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut— on the market for $1,365,000.
With three bedrooms, the 1,469-square-foot property has all the makings of an ideal country house for New York City-dwellers. A buyer will get an oversized saltwater pool and separate guest/pool house for entertaining, an apple orchard, a rose garden, and three acres of land that can easily be used for cross-country skiing, according to the listing. It’s also available for rent for $5,000 a month, according to the listing.
The restored main house is packed with charm, and includes details like wood plank floors, a light-filled reading nook, a stone fireplace, and tin kitchen ceiling.
Ms. Bushnell, 57, bought the home in 2005 for $661,500, something she said was completely by accident, according to the Wall Street Journal. “I was looking for a house to rent. My friend and I were lost and we passed this gorgeous house and there was a little old lady in the front. My friend said, ‘Let’s stop and ask for directions,’ and [the woman] said, 'My house is for sale.’”
No word on why she’s selling, but Ms. Bushnell—the author of eight novels—recently bought a 1,300-square-foot home in Sag Harbor, reportedly for $680,000, to be closer to friends.
Beloved for its low-key, creative vibe, several high-profile writers, actors, and artists have called Roxbury home, including Arthur Miller, Walter Matthau and Frank McCourt, according to the listing.
A rep for Bushnell didn’t immediately return requests for comment. Carolyn Klemm and Maria Taylor of Klemm Real Estate are handling the listing.
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