Set on 14 private and fully fenced acres, this truly spectacular property, once owned by Walter Matthau and his wife Carol Grace, is surrounded by the Matthau Land Trust. The newly built main house was conceived by Geoff Fairbairn, a well-known Litchfield builder, with the current owners adding more features and square footage to the compound, with an eye for detail and enchanting style. The two original cottages have been updated, keeping the historic touches, and are currently used as a guest house and an extensive gym and office area. Among the many things that make this property so special are an attached five-car garage, a pool with spa and sun deck, radiant heat floors, a magnificent 18-foot stone chimney designed by Jorge Criollo and a three-season screened-in porch complete with a Malm fireplace. Roxbury is a renown artists community, home to such former and current notables as Richard Widmark, Walter Matthau, Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, the illustrator Barry Blitt, the authors Frank & Ellen McCourt, Daniel Day Lewis, James Taylor and the stunning Alexander Calder Estate with its many sculptures. Roxbury’s proximity to the city has made it possible for the current owners to easily film in the city and return in just over an hour and a half!


  • GeneralOpen Floor Plan
  • AppliancesGas Range, Wall Oven, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Dishwasher
  • LaundryMain Level
  • BasementFull
  • A/CCentral Air
  • HeatingHot Air, Zoned, Propane
  • FireplaceFireplaces: 1
  • Half Baths1


  • GeneralTerrace, Lighting, Guest House, French Doors, Patio, Fruit Trees, Deck, Garden Area, Stone Wall
  • StyleBarn
  • PoolIn Ground Pool


  • RoofingWood Shingle, Metal


  • CountyLitchfield


  • ZoningC, 866762


  • WaterPrivate Well
  • SewerSeptic

Listing History

  • 06/08/2024$5,850,000 @ $1,671 per ft²
  • 06/08/2024Active
  • 07/21/2017Sold
  • 07/21/2017$2,600 @ $1 per ft²

Property Features

  • 866762
  • Barn
  • C
  • Central Air
  • Deck
  • Fireplaces: 1
  • French Doors
  • Fruit Trees
  • Full
  • Garden Area
  • Guest House
  • Hot Air
  • In- Ground Pool
  • Lighting
  • Litchfield
  • Main Level
  • Metal
  • Open Floor Plan
  • Patio
  • Private Well
  • Propane
  • Septic
  • Stone Wall
  • Terrace
  • Wood Shingle
  • Zoned

Residential Info

Property Details

Address: 130 Tophet Road, Roxbury, Connecticut 06783