The show is over for Mary Tyler Moore’s family ownership of a luxury estate in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The widower of the late actress, retired cardiologist Robert Levine, listed the home at 50 Dingletown Road for $21.9 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The property is 14,000 square feet, breaking down the listing price to approximately $1,564 per square foot.
The couple purchased the 7-acre estate for around $10 million in 2006. Moore, best known for starring on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died in 2017. Levine decided to sell as part of the process of moving on after his wife’s death.
The Georgian-style house was likely built late in the 19th century, but its exact origin is unknown. After the couple bought the home, they tore down virtually everything except the front facade, a three-year project that nearly doubled the size of the property and cost close to the asking price of the five-bedroom home.
The entryway has a curving staircase and harlequin-patterned floors, along with a wall of windows to look out on the garden and a skylight. The primary suite is in its own wing, containing dual dressing rooms, including a closet with 100 linear feet of hanging space.
The home also has a spa with a massage room, Jazucci and sauna, a gym with a ballet barre, a solarium (a personal favorite spot of Moore’s, according to her husband), a billiards room and an outdoor pool.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s Joseph Barbieri has the listing. Levine said a portion of proceeds from the sale will go towards the Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative, which aims to preserve and restore vision for those with diabetes; Moore was diagnosed with diabetes in 1969 and was reportedly losing her vision due to the disease towards the end of her life.
The housing market in Greenwich has been constrained by low inventory, but notched some peak deals. A $139 million deal for 50-acre Copper Beech Farm in August marked the largest sale in state history. Just last week, a home on a 27-acre estate in the town sold for $30 million. There have been eight $30 million sales in the town’s history, two coming in recent weeks alone.
— Holden Walter-Warner