Let's face it, lots of celebrities call the northeast United States home or at least have a home in the region. It's close to NYC, one of the epicenters of all things that go on in, not only the United States but all over the world. What celebrity wouldn't want to, or need to be close to all the action?

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Simon & Garfunkel At Royal Albert Hall
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New Canaan is about an hour and fifteen minutes away from "The Big Apple", a perfect location for a musician of means who is not too fond of the hustle and bustle of city life. Not sure if Paul Simon felt that way when he chose the estate in New Canaan, but what the hell, it sounded like a plausible enough scenario so I went with it.

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According to Architectural Digest, Simon and his wife Edie Brickell bought the 8500-square-foot mansion in 2002. As you can imagine, it is amazing, built in the 1930s, it has 6 bedrooms, a three-car garage, multiple libraries, big spaces, big bay windows, and sits on over 30 acres in a beautiful section of Connecticut. Art Garfunkel's best buddy also has a separate "guest" house on the estate with two bedrooms and a recording studio where he recorded his last four albums. It could have also been where the "New Bohemians" stayed when they visited Edie. The couple has had the home off and on the market since 2019, til bought recently by Hollywood Icon and 2006 Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award Winner, Richard Gere.


Now, how much is this all going to cost Mr. Zack Mayo from An Officer and a Gentleman? Well, after a lot of negotiations and price reductions by the "Simon Camp", Richie got the place for a steal. The Patch says, Gere paid 10.8 million, that's 5.7 million less than what "The Simons" paid back in 2002. Nice savings for Julian from American Gigolo or even Dixie Dwyer from The Cotton Club. Feel free to look those up, both are Gere movies. Here are some pics of the place in case you were wondering what it looked like.

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