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Want to Take a Video Tour of Anderson Cooper's New CT Home?

Check out this video and a photographic slide show of the Rye House, Anderson Cooper's new Connecticut home.

Anderson Cooper's new home in CT - Credit: Zillow
Anderson Cooper's new home in CT - Credit: Zillow
Unless Anderson Cooper invites you into his epic estate located in Bantam, Conn., this may be your only chance to take a tour of the 18-room home.

Gotta love YouTube!

Features
  • 9 fireplaces
  • Bedrooms: 9 
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Square feet: 10,127
  • Lot: 48.9 acres
  • Multiple terraces
  • Tennis court
  • Four car garage
  • Stone pergola
  • New 70-foot pool with Jacuzzi
  • Horse paddocks

In 2010, the house was listed on the market for $8,950,000, according to the Hartford Courant. Another fun feature?

"A castle-like play structure is equipped with a 30-foot slide, a zip line, a climbing tower and hand-carved gargoyles," the Courant reported.

And just in case Cooper needs a suggestion on how to entertain guests at his new home, here's one from a traveler who stayed in the estate via the HomeAway website, a site that features rental vacation homes.

"... My friends held a Gatsby themed birthday party at the house and everyone had such a great time," reviewer Johnny wrote.

How's that for a party idea?

The Rye House, as Cooper's estate is called, was available for rental as recently as September of last year.

The Post reports Cooper spent somewhere between $5 and $9 million for the 10,127-square foot home. According to Zillow, the stone and stucco English Country manor house was built in 1908 and overlooks the Litchfield Hills.

It was designed by architect Wilson Eyre for heiress Isabella Douglas Curtis. Eyre was born in Italy and studied in Europe, Newport, Rhode Island, and Canada. He also studied architecture briefly at MIT and gained renown due to his "deliberately informal and welcoming country houses," according to the Wilson Eyre Wikipedia entry.
Brian Burke June 24, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Why would this be in Babylon Patch??? Not even the same state.
Frank T June 24, 2014 at 09:25 PM
Say teabag and he giggles like a little girl.
Justin Time June 25, 2014 at 06:30 AM
I get it..a news filler showing how the rich spend the money that the working class makes fot them! pathetic to say the least.
MK Smith June 25, 2014 at 08:20 AM
Nice place for those intimate all boy dinner parties.

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