Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Fame Slept Here

The Facts: Four-bedroom, three-bath farmhouse.
Asking price: $729,000.
Taxes: $11,922 per year.
Agent: Pearl Baer, Halstead Property.

In The Odd Couple, the home of Oscar Madison serves as refuge and torture chamber to the newly separated Felix Ungar. It’s the uncredited third star of what is, arguably, the perfect sitcom. Would you want to live there, though? As it turns out, you mightógiven that, in real life, it’s a sweet Connecticut farmhouse. Built in the 1780s and retaining its hand-hewn ceiling beams and multiple fireplaces, this house was for seven years home to Jack Klugman and his then-wife, Brett Somers. In 1965, when they moved here, Klugman was a Broadway star, having just replaced Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple, which led him to slobby TV greatness. (You may remember Somers, too, from her standing gig on the quiz show Match Game.) A plaque on one wall of the house commemorates owners going all the way back to the builder, a Colonial-era fellow named Stephen Hurlbutt. Oh, and that photo doesn’t lie: The place is Felix-immaculate.


Current Issue
Subscribe to New York

Give a Gift