Anderson Cooper Buys Historic Conn. Mansion

10:46 AM PST 06/23/2014 by Hilary Lewis
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The CNN anchor paid roughly $4 million for the 18-room, 10,000 square-foot home.

Anderson Cooper has purchased a historic mansion in Litchfield, Connecticut, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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The CNN anchor paid roughly $4 million, a source close to the situation told THR, for the more than 10,000-square-foot Tudor residence, known as Rye House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The 18-room, 10-bedroom house also has a swimming pool, tennis court, hot tub and iron-gated entrance, according to a brochure for the house.

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The house was built in 1908 and designed by architect Wilson Eyre.

The former owners, Karen and Marc Shaw, reportedly put their house on the market for $8.495 million in 2009, with Karen telling The Wall Street Journal that the home was empty most of the time because their four children were competitive snowboarders.

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The New York Post’s Page Six previously reported Cooper’s real estate news.

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