Anderson Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani, have picked up a luxurious home in Connecticut’s affluent Litchfield County. While there is no word yet on what the couple paid for the 10,127-square-foot Tudor, sources told the New York Daily News that they paid in between $5 million and $9 million.
Known as “Rye House,” the 18-room mansion was built in 1908 and designed by Wilson Eyre, a founder of House & Garden magazine. It includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and tennis court, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The property also features a private four-bedroom guest wing, and 280 acres.
The seller is Karen Shaw, a former Miss Connecticut who starred on “Dallas” and “The A Team,” and her husband, Marc. [NYP] – Christopher Cameron