It’s not every day that the estate of Peter Pan (or at least someone who played Peter Pan) hits the market, but when we saw this Norwalk, Connecticut listing from Holly Giordano, we knew we had to share.
In her Peter Pan, Nellie Forbush, Annie Oakley heyday, it’s not hard to imagine that Broadway legend (and Weatherford, Texas native, and mother to JR Ewing himself, Larry Hagman) Mary Martin needing a quiet place to kick back.
And this incredible three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, 3,160 square foot home sitting on more than two acres of rolling, lush grass would certainly do the trick.
But the home has a bit more history than just Martin — it was built not long after the U.S. won its independence from England. And its current owner has taken pains to marry the historical with the entertaining spaces Martin undoubtedly appreciated, along with the modern touches homeowners nowadays come to expect.
This ‘wow’ house was originally built in 1790 by Epenetus Kellogg then brought today’s high standards by recent home owner Helen Barr of Barr and Barr Bags,” said Giordano, who is with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
While everything we could find on Kellogg indicated he was a farmer, we can’t help but appreciate that he did an excellent job making sure every inch of this house has a view of those rolling lawns, stacked Connecticut fieldstone walls, mature trees, and gardens, too.
Inside, an open floor plan that Martin probably appreciated when it came time to throw parties and host fellow Broadway greats has been lovingly updated to continue that use.
French doors lead to a flagstone patio, where wisteria perfumes the air.
Interior features include an open and bright kitchen with gas range, wine storage, and high-end appliances, quartz countertops, and refrigerator drawers.
All three bedrooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms and large closets, and are generously sized.
The home is listed for $1,385,000.