Tour DuJour: Mark Twain’s Former Home
The iconic Stormfield mansion was recently listed for $4.2 million
Written by Kasey Caminiti
Photographed by Bernadette Queenan for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Celebrated as “the father of American literature,” Mark Twain is best known for his iconic novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In 1908, Twain built a home and name it “Stormfield” after his short story, Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven. This is the home Twain resided in for the last two years of his life from 1908 to 1910. Located in Redding, Connecticut, Stormfield sits on over 28 acres of land and boasts 6,300 square feet of interior living space.
The home was recently listed with Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty for $4.2 million. With four bedrooms, five and a half baths, three fireplaces, a detached pool house and much more, this property is not only spacious but exceptionally historic. After a fire in 1923, the estate was rebuilt on the same foundation and retained the original terraces, stone walls, stone pillars and formal gardens. The interior is elegant and historic while offering modern amenities for new owners. We love the hand-painted ceiling in the living room that opens into the charming library.
Click through the gallery for an inside look at Mark Twain’s former home.