When it came time for Fredrik Eklund and husband Derek Kaplan to commit to a country home, it didn't take long for them to decide upon a Connecticut mansion located about 90 miles outside of Manhattan. In fact, the moment the Million Dollar Listing New York agent stepped inside the elegant house, Fredrik felt a special something.
"We looked at like 10 houses and I can't describe it. I started crying when I went in there. It's the most beautiful thing ever, ever," Fredrik told The Daily Dish. "It's two guys that are designers from New York [one of whom is John Michael Murphy, who previously owned the home]. We don't know them, but they're geniuses. We're buying all the furniture, everything. It's really gorgeous."
And he isn't exaggerating. According to Variety, the home is located in Roxbury, Conn., and from the photos, it's pretty idyllic. The home is a gracious 5,144-square-foot Georgian-style mansion that has everything you could want, including four bedrooms (including an upper floor master suite) and four baths (like the spa-like one seen below), as well as a gourmet kitchen complete with stone counter tops and white subway tile back splashes that also line the walls.
One of the bathrooms in the Conn. mansion. Photo: Klemm Real Estate (via Zillow)
The kitchen. Photo: Klemm Real Estate (via Zillow)
The home also features French doors that look out on 8.26 partly wooded acres, as well as some sophisticated sitting rooms (below). There's also a screening room complete with media equipment and a wet bar. Sounds to us like the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
A sitting room in Fredrik's Conn. home. Photo: Klemm Real Estate (via Zillow)
Another sitting room. Photo: Klemm Real Estate (via Zillow)
The cozy yet fabulous area is also home to Dustin Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denis Leary, Stephen Sondheim, and Vanity Fair publisher Graydon Carter, which should make for very interesting block parties.
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