The 11-bedroom, 9-bathroom mansion on Brick Kiln Road was built in 1898. It sits atop 20 acres of immaculate, beachside property she once shared with her ex-husband, architect Peter Cook. The farmhouse-style, stone foundation Victorian sits 200 feet above sea level.
Might Brinkley's "Tower Hill" have originally been named after a popular song?
Originally the property was named "Dulce Domum" ("Sweetly at Home"), possibly after a popular 1876 song. Brinkley's home was extensively restored and renovated in 1998 (perhaps one of the few perks to her disastrous marriage to the architect). Features include beautifully landscaped multilevel stone terraces and a four-car heated garage. The entirely organic lawn features walking paths, gardens, a tennis court, a basketball court and a playground.
Tower Hill is comprised of three parcels. In addition to the main house, there is a sizable guest house with a greenhouse conservatory overlooking a botanical nursery and a palatial pool. The other structure is a barn/artist studio with living quarters and gym. Brinkley says of the studio, "When I go into my art studio to paint, I lose all sense of time. If I could stay in there for days and nights on end, I would."
The property's 50-foot observation tower provides sweeping views of farm fields and the ocean.
The tower also hints at the interior design motif inside. Brinkley is especially fond of the Eiffel Tower, saying "It's the symbol of romance." Several Eiffel Tower models fill the home, along with an eclectic collection of dried hydrangeas, paper lanterns and items collected since the 1970s.
InStyle magazine recently featured an exclusive portrait of the stunning home, its owner and Brinkley's Labradoodle dog named Maple Sugar.
People magazine reports Brinkley is downsizing to an $11 million dollar waterfront home in North Haven.
Brinkley's home is listed with Corcoran.