In upmarket Connecticut, up a private cobblestone driveway, sits Appleyard Estate. A former home of fashion magnate Tommy Hilfiger, it is big, bold and a bricks-and-mortar embodiment of the American dream.
Save for the white picket fence, this is classic Americana. Built in 1999, it is set on 4.6 acres of land, in the town’s historic Round Hill Road district. With two floors — each of almost 10,000 square feet — it’s a sizeable investment, even if you do have the spare $6.75m laying around.
The Hilfigers may have left in 2009, but it’s an enduring association. Reality tourism has seen every corner of the mansion take to the screen, and each of its seven bedrooms have played host to A-listers from the full spectrum of celebrities.
There’s a huge terrace, tennis court, swimming pool and solarium — no, us neither — inside, along with a home cinema and music studio, which Hilfiger originally installed for his daughter, Ally.
30 miles from Manhattan, the colonial-style mansion sits on manicured grounds and was recently renovated by celebrity interior designer and luxury home stager, Cheryl Eisen. So, if you’re looking for somewhere outside the city to put down some multi-million dollar roots, where better than this?
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