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What Happened To Martha Stewart's Turkey Hill Farm House in Westport, Connecticut

Florence Carmela

Martha Stewart on her HGTV show "Martha Knows Best"HGTV

What is Turkey Hill Farm in Connecticut? Turkey Hill was where it all started for the author of books on entertaining, cooking, and decorating. The business mogul, Martha Stewart, purchased this country home with her first husband in the early 70's and spent decades making updates to it. The stunning farmhouse is at 48 Turkey Hill Road South in Westport, lavish with its surrounding gardens is what helped Martha Stewart develop her global lifestyle brand that we love so much to this day.

According to her blog ''Over the weekend, I traveled about 30-minutes to nearby Westport and to Turkey Hill, the place I called home for more than 30 years. I was invited to lead a tour and to speak at a fundraising event for Positive Directions, a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering alcohol and substance misuse prevention and counseling services. Casey Berg, the current owner of Turkey Hill, is a member of the Positive Directions Board. Of course, I was thrilled with the opportunity and excited to see how my old home had changed. As many of you know, Turkey Hill was a dream place for my family and me. I learned so much from the work we completed there - all by ourselves, without the use of outside contractors. We restored the home, built new structures, developed the landscape, and designed the gardens and borders. Turkey Hill was my original farmhouse and my first 'laboratory', where my ‘empire’ began. It's featured in my magazines and on my television shows. I would not be who I am today without the vast knowledge I gained at Turkey Hill.''

The property was put on the market for several months before selling. As stated on Berg Properties ''Decorating magnate Martha Stewart has sold her Turkey Hill estate in Westport, Connecticut for $6,700,000.'' The Wall Street Journal reported that she had the estate on the market since May 2006, when she listed her sprawling, four-acre estate for $8,995,000. Then in February 2007, she reduced the price to $4.5 million, which involved splitting the 4-acre property into two separate, 2-acre properties. The properties sold in 2007.

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