The Connecticut home shared by late entertainer Regis Philbin and his wife Joy has been sold for $4.015 million.
Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty, Greenwich Brokerage handled the sale on behalf of the couple, who lived in the gated mansion on North Stanwich Road together for 12 years.
The beloved television personality died from a heart attack on July 24 at a hospital in Greenwich, CT, one month shy of his 89th birthday.
Regis and Joy had put the English-inspired manor house on the market for $4.595 million last November. Although they’d paid $7.2 million for the six-bedroom, nine-bath estate in 2008, they planned to relocate to California to be closer to family. Philbin had a daughter Amy and son Daniel from his first marriage to Catherine Faylen. He and Joy had two daughters, Joanna and JJ.
When they listed the house, Joy told the Wall Street Journal, “We’ve moved around a lot and lived in many houses together, but this house will always be our favorite. We celebrated many birthdays and holidays and never had to worry about inviting too many of our family and friends. There was always room for everyone.”
The 13,661 s/f house has six bedrooms and nine baths and sits on 2.59 acres of landscaped grounds in a neighborhood of similar multi-million-dollar homes.
There are formal living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen, mahogany-paneled library, home theater, family room, sunroom, billiards room, gym, sauna, wine cellar and a tasting room with a full bar.
The grounds include a swimming pool, spa and tennis courts with terraces for entertaining and dining.
Bronx-born Philbin rose to fame as the co-host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, later Regis and Kelly. He’d started his showbiz career as a pageboy for The Tonight Show in 1955. In 2004, he became a Guinness World Record holder for having the most on-camera hours of any TV personality in history with over 15,000.