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The famous magician practiced his underwater escapes in the pool of this Ridgefield, Connecticut home.

Sunset Hall, Ridgefield, CT (Credit: Zillow)
Sunset Hall, Ridgefield, CT (Credit: Zillow)

This week’s 'wow' house in Ridgefield, Conn. literally has a magical past. 

What makes this amazing estate so magical is that Houdini’s brother owned it for a time and the famous magician practiced his famous underwater escapes in that pool, Connecticut Magazine reports.

This Sunset Hall estate was seriously considered as a location for the United Nations after World War II, the magazine noted

The price tag for this historical beauty is $5.75 million and is described by Zillow as a true Georgian estate.

The home has been restored and renovated and brought back to its glorious past. More than $1 million in renovations were poured into renovating the estate, Zillow reports. 

Its location is one of the highest points in Fairfield County and it offers breathtaking vistas and views of Round Lake, Zillow states. 

The estate is registered with National Historic Places. 

  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Square Feet: 19,452 square-feet
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Acreage: 7 

Brian McCready contributed to this report.
John Howard June 30, 2014 at 01:30 PM
This looks like a really nice house. I wouldn't mind buying a house this big. I think I'm going to have to talk with my realtor and see what options we have for buying something like this. http://teamdavevallee.com/new-westminster-properties.html


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