Candace Bushnell is probably best known as the author of “Sex and the City,” which has been described as a love letter to New York City. Although Carrie Bradshaw wrote in her Manhattan brownstone, Bushnell spent the past decade writing at this Victorian farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut.
The quaint yellow house was built in 1890 and sits on a quiet country road with three acres, which is about as far from “SatC” as you can get.
It’s on the market, so let’s take a look!
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Candace Bushnell’s Farmhouse in Roxbury
The property comes with a guest house, an antique green barn, a saltwater pool, and an apple orchard and gardens.
Listing agent Maria Taylor says Bushnell found a lot inspiration here.
“She always has her computer out. She’s always writing.”
Famous former residents of Roxbury include Walter Matthau, Arthur Miller, and Frank McCourt.
The house has 3 bedrooms + 2 baths.
It’s fairly small with less than 1,500 square feet.
The Guest House:
The guest house was the biggest improvement Bushnell made to the property.
It has 800 square feet of living space that includes a sleeping area, full bath, and kitchen.
Speaking of the built-in bookshelves, Taylor says, “You can imagine Candace has lots of books.”
The porch overlooks the saltwater pool:
A reader named Stephen wrote me about the house and says it’s an area rich with celebrity history: “The home Arthur Miller purchased with Marilyn Monroe was right up the road. Some locals still remember when Marilyn Miller shopped at the Roxbury Market and drove home in her black ’56 Thunderbird convertible.”
Below the guest house is a two-car garage:
The listing says: “Absolutely charming antique Victorian in top notch country location. Main house is comfortable and cozy with fireplace, wide plank floors and darling window seat. Updated kitchen with French doors that open to lovely rear lawn. For guests, a fully equipped guest/pool house with vaulted ceiling, beams, stone fireplace, kitchen with stainless appliances, full bath and laundry room. A wall of windowed doors opens to covered patio overlooking in ground heated saltwater pool. Nothing but peace and tranquility.”
Bushnell bought the property in 2005 for $661,500. She’s moving to Sag Harbor to be closer to her friends.
For more information, check the listing and the article about it in Newstimes.
UPDATE: You can now rent the property for $4,200 a month.
I watched “Sex and the City” back in the day (an online quiz told me I was a Charlotte, ha) and featured the sets when the movies came out (here and here.) I wrote about Samantha’s Malibu beach house when it was on the market, too.
But a few years ago I read Candace Bushnell’s novel “Lipstick Jungle,” (Amazon affiliate link) and now it’s my favorite of hers. I’m still sad they canceled the TV series starring Brooke Shields. It had some great sets, too. In fact, in one episode they spent a weekend in this house, which is one of my faves. 🙂
P.S. Visit my Celebrity Houses page to see more, including SJP’s place:
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