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!

Anderson Cooper's new house 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.
Joy Grady-Hilton June 25, 2014 at 10:42 AM
I like it, it's a cute house and lots of land
Bill Payer June 25, 2014 at 09:36 PM
Life is easy when your a Vanderbilt.
Hammer McPhee June 29, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Ah - life of a 1%.
Angie Stock June 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Interesting how a liberal celeb could support class warfare rhetoric and Democratic policies that literally make it nearly impossible for a regular working class person to attain this kind of lavish property and lifestyle while at the same time living it up as a 1%er!
TC June 30, 2014 at 11:43 PM
gosh, if you can't say something nice........he will be paying taxes!!!


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