Stephen Sondheim’s Connecticut country retreat lists for $3.25M
All photos courtesy of Klemm Real Estate & Michael Bowman Photography
The Roxbury, Connecticut home of late Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim is now on the market, asking $3,250,000. The celebrated composer and lyricist’s retreat is for sale for the first time in nearly 40 years. Situated on nine secluded country acres, the historic 1792 property features a three-bedroom main house, a pool, a one-bedroom pool house, and a detached garage. Within, the home boasts a 21st-century renovation, with more than a passing nod to its former owner’s remarkable creativity.
In the beautifully renovated main house, rooms have plenty of space to ponder and create. A dramatic living room is framed by a soaring cathedral ceiling, historic wide-plank wood flooring, and tall windows overlooking the verdant grounds. The room is anchored by a rough-hewn stone fireplace.
A lively country kitchen has warm stone tile flooring, rich wood countertops, top-notch appliances, and plenty of wine storage. The decor in the formal dining room references the home’s history.
Framed by walls of windows and a slate floor, the home’s sunroom is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
After dinner, head for the classically appointed entertainment and music room, perfect for piano recitals, a game of pool–or conversion to an additional bedroom.
Also on the main level, the primary suite gets a sprawling full bath underscored by tile and stone. Beyond the walk-in shower, it’s the first bathroom we’ve seen with built-in library shelving.
Upstairs are two more ensuite bedrooms, each with a private sitting room. A paneled library is here, too, of course.
The grounds showcase the Connecticut countryside, with amenities that add up to a perfect contemporary retreat. A hot tub and a pool complement a one-bedroom pool house with a rustic stone porch and a stone fire pit; a two-car garage adds convenience.
Sondheim’s Turtle Bay townhouse hit the market for $7 million in July. He bought the home in 1960 and lived there until his death in 2021 at 91.