Harry Connick, Jr., the New Orleans-born multi-talented musician, singer, actor and host of the national daytime TV show HARRY, and his wife Jill, have put their New Canaan, Connecticut 4.61-acre estate on the market after spending 18 years lovingly restoring their historic home, which was originally an 1890s dairy barn.
April Kaynor and Kelly DeFrancesco, of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, are the listing agents.
“Since we are up on a hill,” Ms. Connick said of the property, “the sun rises over the living room and sets over the kitchen and porch. I’ve loved sitting out there in the mornings and evenings—Harry and the girls know they can usually find me there. It’s torture to think of leaving this home—we’ve raised our three children here—and our passion has always been architecture and building, so we are looking forward to another project.
Completely remodeled and updated by Mark Finlay Architects, the 11,598 square foot antique barn features seven bedrooms, including master bedroom with fireplace and French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the heated pool; six full baths and two half-baths; a kitchen, family room and library with reclaimed chestnut from the original structure; massive stone floors from the south of France throughout the home; and, matching cupolas on the main house, main barn and pool house. Two of the barns on the property are outfitted, respectively, with a recording studio and gym.