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Paul Simon sells Connecticut estate at multi-million dollar loss

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There’s no diamonds on the soles of this sale. 

Singer/songwriter Paul Simon, 80 and his spouse, 56-year-old singer Edie Brickell, have lastly bought their 8,800-square-foot New Canaan, Conn. mansion — albeit at an enormous loss. 

The musical duo bought the virtually 32-acre, 84-year-old property about 20 years in the past for $16.5 million — however after greater than three years of attempting to resell it, solely managed to make $10.8 million, Dirt reported

The musicians first put the Georgian-style property in the marketplace in 2019 with a price ticket of $13.9 million. Not solely does the sprawling essential home boast six bedrooms, three powder rooms and 7 full loos — however the Grammy Award-winning Simon “recorded lots of his hit albums right here,” Town & Country reported on the time. 

Neither Simon’s legacy within the area nor its pond, terraced pool, walled gardens, courtyard or 2,400-square-foot visitor cottage with a storage may promote the pad. It solely managed to promote three years later and at a $3.1 million low cost off the unique ask.

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An aerial shot of Paul Simon and Edie Brickell’s former residence.
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The superstar couple lastly bought the property this yr, albeit at a hefty loss.
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The singers have been attempting to dump the property since 2019.
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They purchased the property about 20 years in the past.
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Paul Simon and spouse Edie Brickell pose on the Opening Evening After Celebration for the brand new musical “Vibrant Star” on Broadway at Gotham Corridor on March 24, 2016 in New York Metropolis.
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Along with bragging rights concerning its superstar former house owners, the three-story residence additionally comes with a 31-foot-long lobby, a 750-square foot front room and a tile-floored sunroom, in response to Dust. There’s a paneled library, a really massive mudroom and an ensuite tub in each bed room. It was inbuilt 1938 by architect Harold R. Sleeper.

“A separate 3-bedroom cottage provides a quintessential escape to be as inventive and self-indulgent or as participating and social as you want,” notes an old listing site, which nonetheless lists its sale value at $12 million. “This uniquely serene property has been sensitively maintained to supply the final word in peace, privateness, luxurious and tranquility and is simply 45 miles from NYC.”

Even with out their New Canaan home, Simon and Brickell nonetheless have three residences between them: An Higher West Facet duplex, a Montauk property and a compound simply outdoors Dallas, Dust reported.