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Route 116 Home Of Playwright Eugene O'Neill Hits Market For $3.695M

The home at 845 North Salem Road in Ridgefield is listed for $3.695 million.
The home at 845 North Salem Road in Ridgefield is listed for $3.695 million. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
The home includes a beautiful outdoor pool.
The home includes a beautiful outdoor pool. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
The home also includes a beautiful den.
The home also includes a beautiful den. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
The home has a fabulous entry way.
The home has a fabulous entry way. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
The home also has an open feel.
The home also has an open feel. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- "Brook Farm," a 1905 Ridgefield home that was once owned by playwright Eugene O'Neill, has been listed for sale by Sotheby's International Realty.

The home is located at 845 North Salem Road (Route 116) and is priced at $3.695 million. Click here for the property listing.

The home was the inspiration for one of O'Neill's most famous plays, "Desire Under The Elms." The property has 16.35 acres and includes horseback riding trails.

The home consists of seven bedrooms, four full baths, three half baths, seven fireplaces and a 1,348-square-foot detached barn.

O'Neill lived from Oct. 16, 1888, to Nov. 27, 1953, according to Wikipedia . He won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936 and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1920.

Some of the other property amenities include a majestic rambling farmhouse with state-of-the-art appointments; a heated in-ground salt water pool; meadows; running trails; pond; porch; stone terrace; attached two-car garage/bonus room addition; separate detached barn with four-bay garage, two box stalls and finished second floor ideal for home office/studio or guest quarters. The main home has more than 7,500 square feet of space.

The 16-35-acre property could also be subdivided.

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