Trust linked to Richard Gere buys Paul Simon’s CT home

There goes rhymin’ Simon offering his dwelling to a movie star.

Previous thirty day period, singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Edie Brickell reportedly sold their New Canaan estate for $10.8 million, approximately a $5.7 million decline from when the couple bought the home in 2002. 

On Thursday, luxury actual estate information internet site The Dust noted that a rely on related to “Fairly Woman” actor Richard Gere was the purchaser of the estate formerly belonging to Simon and Brickwell.

An analysis of New Canaan assets data reveals that the sale of the dwelling was produced by Kensho Rely on on July 1 for the $10.8 million sale. Kensho Rely on has been connected to Gere in Westchester County home documents for his Pound Ridge home, which he sold for $24.15 million before this calendar year. According to Zillow, the sale of the Pound Ridge dwelling was finalized two times prior to the sale of Simon’s New Canaan home. 

The New Canaan home was listed by Taylor Tait and Libby Mattson of Houlihan Lawrence, and on the William Pitt Sotheby’s Realty web page, exhibits as remaining marketed by one of their agents, Bruce Baker, who represented Gere, according to The Dirt. Baker was not promptly readily available for comment. 

Simon and Brickwell’s residence initial strike the marketplace in 2019 for $13.9 million and then was taken out from the market the next 12 months. The house was listed again in November 2020 for $11.9 million, and was afterwards elevated to $12 million in March 2021. The household finally sold 16 months afterwards at a loss, according to Zillow

According to the home’s site, the principal home was built in 1938 by architect Harold R. Sleeper and has five bedrooms with “period of time information” in the course of, which include fireplaces and hand-crafted millwork. There’s also a gardener’s cottage with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms that presents an added 1,483 square toes of dwelling room, as effectively as a personal driveway and garage. 

The estate include 31 acres of land that contains a pool and quite a few gardens. In whole, the household provides 8,811 square feet of residing room and is found 45 miles from New York Town, in accordance to the listing. 

As for Gere’s just lately-marketed Pound Ridge estate, he obtained the eight-bed room, 9-and-a-50 percent lavatory estate in January 1986 for $1.5 million, in accordance to Realtor.com data. The Lyndel Street dwelling has 11,658 square ft of living area, which Mansion Global notes incorporates stables, a private lake, a pool and a soccer field. The dwelling sits on nearly 50 acres of land that is made up of five buildings, in accordance to the listing, and is 4,300 acres of guarded land.