FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 9-acre estate and six-bedroom home that once belonged to composer Richard Rodgers — and was designed and built by him — has come on the market in Fairfield.
The home at 4800 Congress St. in Fairfield is listed for $3.595 million by Coldwell Banker agent Barbara Vinograd. Click here for the property listing.
The house was conceived and built by Rodgers, who composed more than 900 songs and songs for 43 Broadway musicals. Some shows with music by Rodgers include The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma and Cinderella. His wife, Dorothy, wrote about the construction of the Fairfield home in her book, "The House in my Head." The residence has been renovated by its current owners with extra care taken to retain the home's original glamour and elegance.
Innovative design features showcase the park-like property from every room, grandeur enhanced by soaring ceilings and large open spaces that create an airy, and wonderfully inviting environment. The home includes an oversized chef's kitchen with two islands, white marble countertops, crisp white cabinets and hardwood floors. There is an expansive great room suited for cocktail parties and events such as cozy evenings around the fireplace. Each sun-drenched bedroom is en-suite; the master boasts separate his and her baths.
There is an easy flow from indoor to outdoor activities as most doors open to exquisite wrap-around stone terraces that overlook a pool area and offer numerous spaces for outdoor living and entertainment.
Beyond the exterior walls of glass is a property that is captivating all year-round, with sweeping lawns, and manicured acres that abut the famous Audubon Society. The house was built in 1965.
The setting is perfect for a family compound and also has the approval for a three-lot subdivision.
Richard Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.
He is most famous for "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," "South Pacific," "The King and I," and "The Sound of Music."