It’s all coming back up for sale.
The longtime Connecticut home of the prolific producer, composer and lyricist Jim Steinman has hit the market, all furnishings included. The writer behind Celine Dion’s 1996 track “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” passed away last year, aged 73. The 6,183-square-foot two-bedroom where he lived up until his death is currently listed for $5.55 million with Laura Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
“When Jim Steinman passed in April of 2021, he left behind not only his incomparable body of musical and theatrical works, but also his beloved home in Ridgefield … where he lived for nearly 30 years,” reads the listing, calling the property the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” writer’s “personal sanctuary.”
Initially, the 1.56-acre property contained only a country cottage constructed in 1920, but Steinman transformed this into a home and studio worthy of collaborating with some of the world’s most famous acts. “Jim took great pride in every object that you will see in his home, which served as the backdrop to his life and work,” the listing continues. He spent more than $6 million in construction costs alone evolving the space, which is now brimming with artifacts of a life spent writing singles for the stars.
In an effort to preserve the property as Steinman had curated it, the house is being sold as is — the entirety of its contents included.
From the outside it appears like a relatively normal, if rather sprawling, white-tone country home. Inside, though, there is an eclectic array of movie set-like furniture, framed awards, statues galore and the very piano Steinman used to compose.
“Most people don’t like extremes,” Steinman once said, the New York Times reported. “Extremes scare them. I start at ‘extreme’ and go from there.”
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.