Nile Rodgers Leaving The Westport Family

Nile Rodgers has been a good Westport neighbor.

The Chic front man/3-time Grammy Award-winning/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee/ “We Are Family” songwriter-producer has played at the Levitt Pavilion, helped out the Library, and contributed to the Saugatuck Shores vibe.

But he’s joining Ashford & Simpson, Neil Sedaka and Johnny Winter — among others — on the list of former Westport music royalty.

His Bermuda Lagoon home is on the market for $5.25 million. The price does not include his recording studio.

Nile Rodgers’ house. (Photo/Stephanie Loda for Greenwich Photography)

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The roughly half-acre property has about 90 feet of waterfront on the Bermuda Lagoon off Long Island Sound, Mr. Rodgers said. He bought the house in 1980 for $269,000, he said, because it offered a dock that he could use for boating.

Nile Rodgers’ house features water views from everywhere. (Photo/Stephanie Loda for Greenwich Photography)

Built in 1953, the house has an indoor pool, a library, a dining room and a great room with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace…

The recording studio, where Mr. Rodgers said he has hosted artists including Diana Ross, Slash, Blondie and Mick Jagger, has an outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoon. The studio, which was once an additional bedroom, is outfitted with audio equipment and a vocal recording booth, which isn’t included in the sale. It also has a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wet bar….

Nile Rodgers will be taking his gold and platinum records with him. (Photo/Stephanie Loda for Greenwich Photography)

He said he is selling the property because he plans to spend more time at his home in Turks and Caicos; he also has homes in New York City and Florida. He said he plans to donate proceeds from the sale of the house to his “We Are Family” foundation, which promotes cultural diversity and mentors youth.

Click here for the full story (and some awesome photos). (Hat tip: Jeff Jacobs)

Nile Rodgers (Photo courtesy of Daily Mail)

2 responses to “Nile Rodgers Leaving The Westport Family

  1. A sad loss to the town. One could argue that his studio there is the birthplace of 80s pop music. If only we could stump up 6 mill to make it a museum!

  2. Tim, The other possibility is we buy it, and let Dan live there for free and then start a Westport Historical Museum in the house whereby the town owns all the donations! Then I can donate my aunt’s 1932 Bedford Junior High diploma!

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