New Milford is a quaint town in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Located on White Oaks Road is Joan Rivers' 76-acre, 5700 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath country estate which is currently on the market for $6.5 million.
Her stone and clapboard country home, which was featured in Architectural Digest in February 2003, has touches that make it uniquely Joan Rivers such as the leopard print rug in one of rooms. Rivers favors an elegant style fussed up with all sorts of expensive antiques. The many tchotchkes are of high quality but there are just too many of them. It's hard to imagine why an oil painting has been stuck above the stove in the kitchen or why blue-and-white ceramics teeter on a heavy beam above a bed in one of the guest rooms. The master bedroom is a girly pink fantasy complete with a canopy bed facing what appears to be an illustration of Joan and Melissa Rivers hanging over the fireplace.
After she bought the property for $1,438,400 in December 2000, Rivers demolished the house down to the foundation and then re-built the current home salvaging only the stone fireplace in the living room and a few stone columns from the original home. The property includes a 400 yard driveway ending in a circular drive, swimming pool and pool house, caretaker's cottage, detached barn and garage and a private pond.