Legendary ‘Bat Out of Hell’ songwriter’s Conn. estate lists for $5.55M

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The location  of a late, large  songwriter tin  beryllium  yours -- on  with everything successful  it. The location of a late, large songwriter tin beryllium yours -- on with everything successful it. Bernadette Queenan

It’s each coming backmost up for sale.

The longtime Connecticut location of the prolific producer, composer and lyricist Jim Steinman has deed the market, each furnishings included. The writer down Celine Dion’s 1996 way “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” passed distant past year, aged 73. The 6,183-square-foot two-bedroom wherever helium lived up until his decease is presently listed for $5.55 cardinal with Laura Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. 

“When Jim Steinman passed successful April of 2021, helium near down not lone his incomparable assemblage of philharmonic and theatrical works, but besides his beloved location successful Ridgefield … wherever helium lived for astir 30 years,” reads the listing, calling the spot the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” writer’s “personal sanctuary.” 

Initially, the 1.56-acre spot contained lone a state cottage constructed successful 1920, but Steinman transformed this into a location and workplace worthy of collaborating with immoderate of the world’s astir celebrated acts. “Jim took large pridefulness successful each entity that you volition spot successful his home, which served arsenic the backdrop to his beingness and work,” the listing continues. He spent much than $6 cardinal successful operation costs unsocial evolving the space, which is present brimming with artifacts of a beingness spent penning singles for the stars. 

jim steinman ct property  saleThe location looks comparatively mean from the outside.Bernadette Queenan
jim steinman ct property  saleSteinman’s soft volition besides spell to the spot buyer.Bernadette Queenan
jim steinman ct property  saleRelics of a beingness lived producing songs for the stars tin beryllium recovered successful each corner.Bernadette Queenan
jim steinman ct property  saleThis is acold from your mean property sale, with this benignant of eye-catching interior. Bernadette Queenan
jim steinman ct property  saleThe furnishings is eclectic, to accidental the least.Bernadette Queenan
The bones see  beamed ceilings and, successful  this photo, a fireplace.The bones see beamed ceilings and, successful this photo, a fireplace.Bernadette Queenan
jim steinman ct property  saleThe spot includes a two-car garage. Bernadette Queenan
jim steinman ct property  saleJim Steinman (left) posed unneurotic with vocalist Meat Loaf successful March, 1978.Getty Images
jim steinman ct property  saleSteinman posing for the camera astatine the Sony Music Studios successful 1981.Sony Music Archive via Getty Ima

In an effort to sphere the spot arsenic Steinman had curated it, the location is being sold arsenic is — the entirety of its contents included.

From the extracurricular it appears similar a comparatively normal, if alternatively sprawling, white-tone state home. Inside, though, determination is an eclectic array of movie set-like furniture, framed awards, statues galore and the precise soft Steinman utilized to compose. 

“Most radical don’t similar extremes,” Steinman erstwhile said, the New York Times reported. “Extremes scare them. I commencement astatine ‘extreme’ and spell from there.”