The fabled Connecticut estate of late literary titan Mark Twain, who authored Adventures of Huckleberry Finn among other American classics, has hit the market for $4.2 million.
Dubbed Stormfield after Twain’s short story Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven, the charming Tuscan-style villa was originally completed in 1908, just two year before his passing at age 74. The canary-yellow home, however, burned down in 1923 but was rebuilt on the exact same footprint two years later. According to listing agent Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the resurrected property features original terraces, stone walls, stone pillars, and formal gardens from Twain’s time.
Set on nearly 30 acres of rolling lawns and lush gardens in the close-knit town of Redding, the five-bedroom dwelling now encompasses 6,300 square feet of interior space. (Notably, the property adjoins 161 acres of Redding Land Trust.) There are also numerous inviting outdoor areas, including a second-floor terrace, loggias, and a pool court. There’s also a detached carriage house with two bedrooms, full bath, living room, and kitchen. According to public records, the historic property last sold in 2003 for $3.45 million.
The home is listed with Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.