Regis Philbin’s Connecticut gated mansion sells for $4M, inside the plush 13,661 sqft English Manor-style home
The house is equipped with large dining rooms, a huge eat-in kitchen, mahogany-paneled library, home theater, family room, sunroom, seven fireplaces, billiards room, large gym and much more
The world of media mourned the death of the iconic TV presenter and talk show host, Regis Francis Xavier Philbin who died in July at the age of 88. The multifaceted personality, who was also an actor and singer, was called "the hardest working man in show business." This is substantiated from the fact that the TV star held the ‘Guinness World Record’ for the most hours on US television. Such hard work paid fruitful results for Regis and his family and brought him great fortune. His mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a result of such long term commitment to his profession.
According to GreenwichTime.com, the home that he termed as his "favorite" was recently sold for $4.015 million, just a few weeks before Regis died from a heart attack. An alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and super enthusiastic fan of the Fighting Irish, Philbin was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery on the school’s campus.
The Connecticut mansion
The cheerful morning host of 'Live!' had a guy next door image. He was at his best bantering with his audience, which sometimes included the Greenwich home that he and his wife, Joy Philbin purchased in 2008 and in which Regis lived until near his death. For Regis, the home was a center for humorous discussions and he used to joke about his lack of home repair skills to his audience on TV shows.
When the couple put up the home for sale in 2019, Joy, who was once a designer and hosted several home design TV shows, told Wall Street Journal, "We've moved around a lot and lived in many houses together but this house will always be our favorite. We celebrated many birthdays and holidays and never had to worry about inviting too many of our family and friends. There was always room for everyone."
English-Manor gated mansion
The Philbins’ English-Manor gated mansion with 13,661 square feet, six bedrooms, and nine baths is sited on 2.59 acres of sprawling manicured lawns. It is adorned with mature trees and flower gardens in a neighborhood dotted with similar multi-million dollar abodes. The home is a perfect venue for hosting entertainment events. It exudes warmth and livability that embeds tenderness and togetherness for the residing family and the guests.
The house is equipped with large dining rooms, a huge eat-in kitchen, mahogany-paneled library, home theater, family room, sunroom, seven fireplaces, a billiards room, a large gym, sauna, wine cellar, and tasting room with a full bar.
It is a wholesome place for entertainment and spending leisure time. The home has a swimming pool, spa, tennis court with a terrace for entertaining and dining. This wide range at offer serves adequate for refreshments and to satisfy the taste of both old and young.
Though Regis has left us, his mansion reminds us of his vivacity and invigorated nature reflected in a legacy of his hit shows like ‘Who Wants to 'Be a Millionaire’, ‘Million Dollar Password’ and ‘America’s Got Talent.’
The listing agent for the Philbin home was Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty, Greenwich Brokerage. For more wonderful pictures of the exquisite abode, click here.