Mark Twain’s Connecticut home sees $300K price cut

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Here’s your chance to be a Connecticut yankee in Mark Twain’s court. The property where the famed “Huckleberry Finn” writer spent his final years now comes at a discount.

In the Fairfield County town of Redding, a nearly 29-acre spread that Twain once called his own has cut its asking price by $300,000, The Post has confirmed. Listed in July 2021, the estate — known as “Stormfield” and named after his final published story, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven” — first hit the market asking $4.2 million.

Now available for $3.9 million, a new buyer can get a 6,300-square-foot main house with four to five bedrooms, three fireplaces and an elegant formal living room — as well as some real bragging rights.

Twain, who was born Samuel Clemens, traveled extensively in Italy — and built his structure in the style of a Tuscan villa. He lived there from 1908 until his death in 1910, but what stands there today — at 30 Mark Twain Lane — isn’t the full original.

Twain resided at "Stormfield" for two years until his death in 1910.
Twain resided at “Stormfield” for two years until his death in 1910.
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The property spans about 29 acres next to a 161-acre land trust.
The property spans about 29 acres next to a 161-acre land trust.
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The residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925.
The residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925.
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The estate takes inspiration from a Tuscan villa.
The estate takes inspiration from a Tuscan villa.
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A fire burned down Twain’s home in 1923, a number of years after he died. However, builders constructed a new residence in 1925 on the same foundation — and retained the original terraces, stone walls, stone pillars and gardens.

Inside yellow-painted walls and under a red-tone roof, the main house most notably delivers that formal living room with a hand-painted coffered ceiling. That room — with a fireplace and space for a grand piano — adjoins a library with built-in wooden shelves. Elsewhere, the formal dining room looks out to the stone terrace through handsome glass doors. The eat-in kitchen, with a large island and enough room for a large table, has space for extra seating.

The main house comes with a formal living area that stands under a painted coffered ceiling.
The main house comes with a formal living area that stands under a painted coffered ceiling.
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A library with built-in shelves stands next to the living area.
A library with built-in shelves stands next to the living area.
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The grounds also include a gunite pool, along with a pool/carriage house.
The grounds also include a gunite pool, along with a pool/carriage house.
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Upstairs, some bedrooms come with fireplaces and, above that, an attic has room for additional lounging or gaming space.

The manicured grounds, which adjoin a 161-acre land trust, also include a heated pool, a pool/carriage house, a garage with space for three cars and, on that second floor, a guest/staff retreat with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen.

Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

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