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Peeking Inside Paul Simon’s Home Studio

By Clive Young. The musical icon has put his house on the market, providing a glimpse of the home studio where his most recent albums were recorded.

New Canaan, CT (April 30, 2019)—Musical icon Paul Simon and fellow musician Edie Brickell, his wife, have put their New Canaan, CT home on the market, asking $13.9 million for the 32-acre estate. At more than 8,500 square feet, the mansion has everything you’d expect—six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, five fireplaces and a three-car garage. Also on the site is their home studio, and it lives up to that name in every sense of the word, because it is an entirely separate home.

Photos for the listing reveal the inside of the recording facility, providing a glimpse inside the 2,400-square-foot cottage with its own garage. Within its walls, Simon recorded his last four albums—2006’s Surprise; 2011’s So Beautiful or So What; 2016’s Stranger to Stranger; and 2018’s In the Blue Light.

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It’s always intriguing to peek at others’ set ups, and the studio would appear to include a Grace Design m905 controller on the desk, sending signal alternately to Focal Solo6 Be and ADAM Audio studio monitors. A separate photo reveals a considerable DAW setup in another room.

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Simon and Brickell purchased the expanse in 2002 for more than the current asking price and raised their three children there. Built in 1938, the slate-roofed Georgian-style house is an hour outside of New York City, has its own pool, extensive gardens and a surrounding stone wall.