Weekly Top Ten Real Estate Hot List Tue: 04-17-2012
Andy Rooney, newscaster extraordinaire, was one of the few newscasters we welcomed into our homes with open arms who felt like “family.” Producers of 60 Minutes were wise to put him on at the end, since many times if we didn’t have him to look forward to, many may have changed the channel on some episodes. The few minutes we spent with Andy was the icing on the 60 Minutes cake. From the time he started his writing career during World War II writing for Stars and Stripes, until his last episode of A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney in 2011, Mr. Rooney’s essays opened our eyes on many subjects in ways not achieved by other writers or newscasters. Not only was he admired by his viewers, but was recognized by his peers who bestowed upon him many prestigious awards of excellence.
Andy was married to his wife, Margie, for 62 years. This Norwalk, CT home is the home where they lived and raised their children since 1950. It was located so conveniently that when Andy had to commute into Manhattan, all he had to do was walk 5 minutes to the Rowayton train station and be at CBS in 45 minutes. Today the home does need a Rip & Strip for updating and to rid it of the frightening foyer wallpaper, but the bones and location make this one of the most ideal family homes available to a NYC commuter. Built in 1882 on .34 acres of rolling lawns, the house has 2,474sf of living area, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The living room has charming corner bays that will entice the decorator with their possibilities, and the kitchen has the fireplace, of which we all dream. The basement is partially finished with a workshop and and the office where Andy often worked.
Filled with character and charm, Andy Rooney’s Connecticut family home is for sale at $749,500.