For $2M, a Connecticut estate with a rebuilt barn and ties to the NYC art world

All photos courtesy of Sean Fowler, Planomatic

A five-acre estate in Connecticut that once belonged to a New York City heiress and patron of the arts is now asking $1.995 million. The property at 453-455 Newtown Turnpike was once owned by Alice DeLamar, the daughter of Joseph Raphael DeLamar, a mining mogul who made a fortune in the industry during the late 19th century. Throughout her life, Alice financially supported the careers of many artists and writers, even allowing many of them to stay at her multiple properties. The unique compound includes a four-bedroom main house, two guest cottages, an 1800’s blacksmith forge, and a three-room “dollhouse.”

Other notable names linked to the property include ballet dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq and New York City Ballet co-founder George Balanchine. Balanchine and dancer George Volodine even taught dance classes in the former barn, which now serves as the main residence. And according

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Hitler’s globe-shaped yacht bar emerges for sale after being kept in a Maryland barn for 70 years

The onboard drinks bar and a set of five stools from Adolf Hitler’s private yacht are set to fetch $250,000 at auction.

The chairs and the bar, which is modelled on a globe, were saved from the Nazi leader’s 377ft vessel, an aviso named Grille, when it was scrapped.

The Fuhrer used it to entertain guests and dignitaries including Benito Mussolini, Hermann Goering, Joseph Goebbels and Rudolph Hess, even though Hitler himself was publicly teetotal.

The onboard drinks bar and a set of five stools from Adolf Hitler’s private yacht are set to fetch $250,000 at auction

The chairs and the bar, which is modelled on a globe, were saved from the Nazi leader's 377ft vessel, an aviso named Grille (pictured in 1938), when it was scrapped.

The chairs and the bar, which is modelled on a globe, were saved from the Nazi leader’s 377ft vessel, an aviso named Grille (pictured in 1938), when it was scrapped.

The Grille was originally an aviso, a dispatch boat built in 1934 and then assigned as a state yacht by Hitler

The Grille was originally an aviso, a dispatch boat built in 1934 and then assigned as a state yacht by Hitler

The bar

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