Mark Twain’s (Reconstructed) Last Home Is on the Market for $4.2 Million

It last sold for $3.45 million, in 2003.

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You can now own a piece of literary history, as Mark Twain’s final home—known as Stormfield—is on the market for $4.2 million.

Located at 30 Mark Twain Lane in Redding, Connecticut, this historic home was rebuilt in 1925, following a fire that broke out in 1923, destroying the original dwelling. It boasts four to five bedrooms and five full bathrooms (along with one half bath), across 6,300 square feet. It last sold for $3.45 million, in 2003.

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Mark Twain at Stormfield, his final home.
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Although the original structure no longer stands, the rebuilt home was constructed using the same foundation, including the original terraces, formal gardens, and stone walls and pillars.

Some amenities of the home include over 28 acres of lush landscaping, three fireplaces, a heated gunite pool, a three-car garage, and a second floor cottage with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and full bath. The Tuscan villa-style architecture of this abode was inspired by Twain’s time spent traveling in Italy.

Twain—who was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens—lived here from 1908 until his death in 1910. According to the listing, Twain once wrote of the home, “How beautiful it all is. I did not think it could be as beautiful as this.” The name of the abode—Stormfield—comes from Twain's short story, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.”

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Twain and his family enjoying the scenic views of Stormfield.
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If you’re not in the market to buy this spectacular property, fear not—you can visit another Connecticut home once owned by Mark Twain, as it is now a historic house museum, aptly known as the Mark Twain House & Museum. You can also virtually tour that property here.

Interested in purchasing this historic home? You can take a look at the listing here, which is held by Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

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