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Fame Slept Here


TOKENEKE TRAIL, DARIEN, CONNECTICUT
The Facts: A four-bedroom, three-bath furnished waterfront cottage in an exclusive enclave in Connecticut.
Monthly Rent: $8,000.
Agent: Julie Bauer, Halstead Property

It was 1963 when Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, built this four-bedroom cottage overlooking Long Island Sound. They positioned it on the legendary aviator’s favorite spot in their Connecticut estate, precisely where a trailer (a gift to the Lindberghs from Henry Ford) had been kept. The couple named the cottage Tellina, after a type of mollusk, and Morrow Lindbergh adopted a small nearby building to serve as her writing studio. For a couple of years, they lived in the main house on the estate, but then subdivided the property and sold off that portion, reports listing broker Julie Bauer. (Incidentally, this is not where the Lindberghs’ son was horribly kidnapped and killed in 1932; that was in New Jersey.) Although the couple lived in several other homes afterward, they’d regularly return to this cottage, and Morrow Lindbergh remained here after her husband died in 1974, staying until shortly before her own death in 2001.


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