When Scott Pelley isn’t reporting for “60 Minutes” or anchoring CBS News’ all-day coverage of the inauguration, he’s been kicking back in his classic colonial home in Darien, CT.
The basement is his “Darien Bureau,” the local newspaper reports. It’s where he composes and narrates tracks for stories on “60 Minutes.” A former White House correspondent, Pelley has long covered the country’s biggest news, from the attack on the World Trade Center to the front lines of climate change in Antarctica and the Arctic.
That basement can now inspire a new owner. Pelley has put his home on the market for $3.985 million.
The 5-bedroom, 7-bath home sits on more than two acres in the Connecticut countryside, with bucolic views from almost every room. And it’s rich with fireplaces.
You enter the home through a two-story foyer that boasts double grand staircases and offers access to gracious living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen. Alongside the kitchen is a breakfast nook surrounded by windows and a sitting room with its own fireplace.
A separate family room features built-ins, a third fireplace and Palladian windows with French doors that open onto the vast back yard with a pond and a picturesque footbridge. The fireplace in the cozy, wood-paneled library is perfectly situated for staying toasty while watching the snow fall.
Like any self-respecting colonial home, it’s filled with hardwood floors, columns and crown moldings. The spacious master suite includes walk-in closets the size of some bedrooms, a spa-like bathroom, a balcony and, of course, a fireplace.
The listing agent is Doug Milne of Houlihan Lawrence.
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from Zillow Porchlight http://www.zillow.com/blog/scott-pelley-lists-colonial-mansion-210629/