Celebrity Homes

Harry Connick Jr. lists coastal New England retreat for $12.5 million

Entertainer Harry Connick Jr and his wife, former Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre, have listed their beloved coastal retreat for US$12.5 million. 

According to The Robb Report, the serene 1.3-acre property in the charming seaside village of Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, is now on the market, promising a blend of luxury and tranquillity in the heart of Chatham Village.

Purchased in early 2006 for US$5.3 million, the picturesque estate on Oyster Pond Lane has been a private oasis for the New Orleans-born jazz musician and his family. 

Hidden behind tall hedges and accessible via a lengthy tree-lined driveway, the wood-shingled house, originally built in the 1960s, has undergone extensive renovations under Connick and Goodacre’s stewardship. 

Spanning nearly 500sq m, the two-level home features five bedrooms and six bathrooms, showcasing original pine floors, reclaimed wood, and numerous fireplaces that add to its cosy, rustic ambience.

The ground floor welcomes you with an inviting entrance hallway leading to a traditional staircase. 

A cosy family room with built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace sets the tone for relaxed evenings. 

The gourmet kitchen, equipped with top-tier stainless appliances, a built-in buffet, and an eat-in island, flows seamlessly into a dining area. 

This space is enhanced by two sets of French doors that open to the expansive backyard, creating a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living.

The backyard itself is a haven of leisure and entertainment. 

An inviting free form pool is surrounded by a brick-clad terrace, ideal for sunbathing and social gatherings. 

Adjacent to the pool, a fire-pit conversation area offers a cosy spot for evening chats under the stars. 

Manicured gardens and mature trees further enhance the park-like setting, providing a serene backdrop for relaxation and outdoor activities.

One of the standout features of the property is its bluff-top location, offering breathtaking views of Chatham Village and Oyster Pond. 

A staircase and a raised walkway lead down to a boathouse and a private dock, granting easy access to the saltwater basin that flows into Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. 

This unique feature is a dream for water enthusiasts and those who cherish picturesque water vistas.

Upstairs, the primary suite is a luxurious retreat accessed via a private staircase. 

This sanctuary includes a water-view balcony, a walk-in closet, and a lavish bathroom with dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a glass-encased shower. 

A study within the suite, where Connick worked on his music, adds a personal touch to this already exquisite space.

Connick and Goodacre’s decision to sell this fully furnished estate comes as they find themselves spending less time on the Cape with their children now grown. 

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