Entire Waterfront Historic Village Is For Sale In Fairfield County, CT
Why buy the house when you can buy the whole town?
For the price of a brownstone in some parts of Brooklyn, you can buy an entire Connecticut village with a waterfront estate, train station, post office and more, a mere ninety minutes away from Manhattan on the Metro North.
Cannondale Village sits in bucolic town of Wilton, in towny Fairfield County CT. It comprises 11 acres with eight separate buildings along a 1,500 foot stretch of the Norwalk River. Listed by Sotheby’s the $6,850,000 price tag seems about right for well heeled buyer who fancies the tranquility or novelty of owning an entire historically preserved 19th century village, complete with a general store, schoolhouse and barn etc.
It’s currently owned by Marc Gueron, who publishes biomedical magazines internationally in far flung places like Indonesia, Morocco and Paraguay. He purchased it from actress June Havoc, whose career spanned vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood, and is often remembered for the musical “Gypsy”, based on her and sister’s lives.
The village itself has 181 residents in the 2010 census. It’s not just a showpiece but an actual functioning village. The former schoolhouse is now a restaurant (Schoolhouse Restaurant) and there are other artisanal arts and craft type country shops and restaurants. For those who can’t stand the idea of living near a strip mall filled with box chain stores, this could be a little slice of bygone era heaven. The owner’s residence is the waterfront estate which also contains a carriage house.
There is development potential, however. The property comes with 8 acres of land that the current owner had considered developing into townhouses before deciding to retire instead to Florida.
Having entire small towns for sale is nothing new. In fact, many have recently been available around the world from $20 million estates to tiny villages in need of some TLC or any type of occupancy at all.
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