If you’ve always wanted to turn the world on with a smile, this Connecticut compound could be just the ticket! As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, the picturesque 7-acre spread long owned by the late TV and film actress Mary Tyler Moore has just popped up for sale in the coastal town of Greenwich, asking nearly $22 million.
Records show the beloved star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine, paid around $10 million back in 2006 for the property, which is showcased by a Georgian Colonial-style house boasting five bedrooms and nine baths in nearly 14,000 square feet of living space accented throughout with dentil molding, bay windows, Venetian plaster walls, wood-beam ceilings and numerous fireplaces. There’s also a guest apartment resting atop an attached three-car garage.
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Built over a century ago, but extensively renovated and expanded during the couple’s tenure in collaboration with architect Stephen Wang, the fieldstone-clad structure features an elevator, a double-height solarium, laundry room sporting a dog shower and grooming station, and gym equipped with a spa, sauna, and massage and steam rooms.
Other highlights include an entry foyer displaying harlequin-patterned floors, a curving staircase and wall of windows, as well as formal living and dining rooms, an office with its own powder room and a wood-paneled billiard room/library outfitted with built-in bookcases. A “comfortably scaled” kitchen with an eat-in island and high-end stainless appliances connects to a breakfast nook and family room, which has French doors spilling out to an al fresco dining patio.
Secluded in its own upstairs wing is a 2,000-square-foot master retreat complete with dual walk-in closets and luxe baths; and outdoors, the Janice Parker-landscaped grounds are laced with stone terraces and bordered by 5 acres of conservation land, and host a pond and 65-foot pool flanked by a fireplace.
According to WSJ, Levine is selling because it’s necessary for him to move on after the death of his wife, who passed away in 2017 at age 80. “If I’m going to step into my ‘what next?’,” he said, “I decided I have to step away from the house.” The retired cardiologist also told the news outlet that a portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative, a foundation that works to preserve and restore vision in people with diabetes.
The listing is held by Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty-Greenwich Brokerage.
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