Carrie Bradshaw may have had a, um, difficult time when her hearthrob rustic boyfriend Aidan took her to the country (heels + mud = a very bad match), but it turns out, the real-life writer of "Sex and the City" has spent time experiencing the quiet country life for the past decade. That is, until now.
, the author behind The New York Observer column that was turned into the "Sex and the City" anthology, is listing her Connecticut farmhouse where she wrote four of her books — "The Carrie Diaries," "Summer in the City," "One Fifth Avenue" and "Killing Monica" — for $1.3 million, reports . Bushnell paid $661,500 for the circa-1830 home in 2005, meaning she's looking to double her investment.
Touted as a "mini estate" in , the 1,469-square-foot home has been home to many artists over the years, including Walter Matthau, Arthur Miller and Alexander Calder. The 3-acre property includes the 19th-century Victorian farmhouse, a separate garage with a second floor, a separate guest house/pool house with an outdoor saltwater pool and, inside the main house, plenty of bookshelves — quite fitting for Bushnell.
As you roam the outside of the property, you'll come across an apple orchard, outdoor shower, a barn and a rose garden complete with rose bushes, rises and likes. Why, hello, picturesque country life.
Much like Carrie Bradshaw herself, Bushnell appears to love color — particularly 90s hunter green. Many rooms in the home are splashed with the late-19th century staple hue, while others boast baby blue, cardinal yellow and plenty of wallpaper.
Bushnell appears to be on a bit of a property overhaul as of late, just selling her Greenwich Village co-op last year for $2.6 million, and picking up a humbler co-op on the Upper East Side for $770,000 in February, according to .
We can only wonder... are the closets in this country home filled with rainbow-hued Manolo Blahniks, or something more akin to brown Tommy Hillfiger boots? Check out more photos of the country property (slash writer's hub) below, and decide for yourself.