The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains, but the antiques in this historic home are trying to get carried away by the winds.
The Stamford, Connecticut residence where “My Fair Lady” was written will soon be on the market for nearly $2 million — and before it’s listed for sale, it’s the site of a multi-day curio fair.
“The estate sale is being held in a historic home, designed by architect Frazier Peters, where Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe wrote the musical ‘My Fair Lady’ while renting the estate in the summer of 1955. Interior designer and antiques dealer Francis Merante told The Post about the event, which began this Friday and will continue through this Sunday, January 29. (Specific hours and more details are available at a online listing for the event.)
Lerner and Loewe’s stage musical was inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion”, and – following its success on Broadway – was made into a 1964 film adaptation of the same name, starring Audrey Hepburn as poor flower seller Eliza Doolittle. acted as.
According to Merante, “the set design of the original production is actually based on the floor plan of the house.”
The stone house is set to be listed after the weekend, the first time it will be on the market in nearly half a century since its current resident, a woman named Jakki Peters, has owned it for nearly 40 years. “She filled it with antiques and decorative items she collected while traveling the world and shopping local antique shops in New York and Connecticut,” Merante said. “The sale includes many unique antiques including Chinese furniture, Victorian-era furniture and unique garden items from around the property.”
The main house – as well as the rest of its contents, a carriage house apartment, two car garages on the property and a 2008 Mini Cooper S – will be listed after it is formally on the market with Andrew Smith of Houlihan Lawrence.