Someone Paid $7.85M for the Connecticut Island that Hosted Celeb Parties
Tavern Island was first settled by explorers in 1651, and later used as a fortress guarding the entrance to Rowyaton Harbor against the British during the Battle of Norwalk, which took place on July 12, 1779.
The 6,116 square foot mansion was built early in the 1900s and was owned by Broadway lyricist, Billy Rose, who was known to throw some raucous parties in the 50s and 60s, whose guests read like a real "who's who" and included Marilyn Monroe, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Barbara Streisand.
After living the island life for 30 years, the current owners Albert and Barrie Zesiger, who were originally asking $11 million, had originally accepted an $8.7 million deposit on the property, but closed yesterday (June 28) for $7.85 million. Back in December of 2017, I invited you on a personal tour of this magnificent piece of property off the coast of Norwalk, so let's roll the videotape:
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