Art heir David Wildenstein and his wife, Lucrezia Buccellati of the Buccellati jewelry brand, are selling their Connecticut horse farm.
The 152-acre country escape is located 80 minutes from Manhattan at 1 Glenn Brook Farm Road in the quiet town of Sherman in Fairfield County, where neighbors include Diane Von Furstenberg, Bob Iger, Jeffrey Toobin and Rob Zombie.
“Wildenstein and Buccellati – these names are associated with fine art and the most exquisite jewelries, things that are beautiful, ultra-luxurious and chic,” said Loy Carlos co-founder of Classiques Modernes, which is listing the property at $8.5 million.
“David and Lucrezia are also true nature lovers who wanted to create a forward-looking agricultural estate for the production of eco-friendly, renewable crops like hemp and medicinal plants. It’s a different kind of luxury lifestyle that is both mindful and principled, and very much aligned with who they are.”
The estate is one of five properties in the area boasting more than 50 acres. The 7,000 s/f open loft-style mansion features vaulted cathedral ceilings, six bedrooms and seven marble baths.
The house has a recreation room, home theater, double height living room, gourmet kitchen with custom walnut millwork, Miele appliances and a Grand Terrace, which overlooks the bucolic grounds. For the owners, the terrace was a very important consideration
Surrounded by land trusts on three sides, the land is comprised of 25 acres of fields and 127 acres of woods, an 11-horse barn, as well as two ponds and staff quarters.
David is the grandson of Daniel Leopold Wildenstein, a French art dealer and thoroughbred racehorse breeder who was once dubbed ” the richest and most powerful art dealer on earth.”