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'It's my playhouse' Take a tour inside Michael J. Fox's New England retreat

by Melissa Allison / / Source: Zillow

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When Michael J. Fox was a young lad, he fell in love with the great room of an island home in British Columbia.

Michael J. Fox's home in Connecticut
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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“I’d never seen anything like it,” he told Architectural Digest in 2000.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Back to the future — decades later — the actor found the perfect property on which to construct his own home with a great room: 72 acres in New England.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Built in 1997 when he and wife Tracy Pollan were raising their children, the home is now on the market for $4.25 million.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Its 5,000 square feet include 6 bedrooms and 5 baths — with the guest room above a carriage house rather than inside the main home.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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The guest room was put there intentionally, according to Marc Charbonnet, an interior designer who worked on this home and the family’s apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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“This is a family home. It’s not some movie star, shindig house, but a quiet place for peo­ple constantly in the spotlight,” Charbonnet said.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Fox, who grew up mostly in Army housing, said this country home is as much about what’s outside as what’s inside.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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He particularly loves the pond with its cozy fishing shack. “It’s my playhouse,” he told Architectural Digest.

Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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Michael J. Fox's Connecticut home
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The listing agent is Kathryn Clair of William Pitt/Sotheby’s International Realty.

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