Candace Bushnell from Sex and the City Is Selling Her Charming Connecticut Farmhouse

by Sasha CarterJanuary 10, 2017

Sex and the Country?

Are you a Carrie? A Miranda, perhaps? Maybe you’re a Charlotte, or even a Samantha. Regardless of your type, you may be interested to know that the woman behind one of the most successful television series of all time, Candace Bushnell, has put her Connecticut country estate up for sale. It’s close enough to commute for sex in the city and yet more than gorgeous and decadent enough for a little sex in the country.

Even if you’re a bit more like Mr. Big or Stanford Blatch, there’s something for you in this charming and beautifully updated listing at 253 Tophet Road in Roxbury, Connecticut. And if you’re like none of the characters from the book or show, there’s still something to be said for the neighborhood, the home itself, the grounds, and everything else that comes with this property.

Sex and Good Company

Candace Bushnell’s mini-estate is tucked into a discrete, private neighborhood that has long housed many of our national treasures. Arthur Miller, Walter Mathau, Frank McCourt, Alexander Calder and a number of other authors, artists, actors, and creative types have called the area home for more than the last century.

If you were to purchase this modestly-priced (by some standards at just under $1.4 million) estate, you could rub elbows with a veritable who’s who of American arts and letters, both past and present.

Sex and a Park-like Setting

The estate itself is situated on three acres of developed, park-like woods and open space, with a wonderfully preserved and tastefully updated 19th century Victorian farmhouse, a stand-alone two-car garage with a finished mother in law suite as its second floor, and a third building — a guest house with a large open area for entertaining, a full bath, a full kitchen complete with two ovens, a stone fireplace, library-like appointments and a stunning pool just off the back deck.

Sex and a Salt Water Pool

Massive, sliding Weiland glass doors open from the home onto a stunning Victorian porch overlooking an oversized saltwater pool, complete with a garden wall and views of the property. The mini-estate also includes an historic barn; an older apple orchard that is still producing fruit; an outdoor shower; a second two-car garage; and an established garden overflowing with plantings of irises, lilies, and roses.

The grounds where designed by John Pieper and include excellent stonework and beautiful trees. The property has been photographed for multiple magazines.

Sex and Connecticut

Had Bushnell set the novel that became the basis for the TV series in her Connecticut neighborhood, the results may have been entirely different. Regardless, this charming estate, with its outbuildings and saltwater pool is perhaps sex in a more Connecticut style. Whether you’re a Carrie, a Samantha, a Charlotte, a Miranda, a Stuart, or Mr. Big himself, you’ll find something to love about this home in Roxbury.

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.

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