The Litchfield County (Connecticut) was a rural area, sparsely populated, with cows, stone low walls, white wooden farms from the 18th Century and so typical red barns near the grain silos.
First house of Arthur Miller, located 153 Tophet Road, at the intersection of Old Tophet Road and Gold Mine
Miller purchased it during Winter 1947. At that time, he was married to his first wife Mary Grace Slattery
It was a charming house with 7 rooms and white-painted windows with batten shutters and a chimney.
The property included a 22 hectares land and a tennis court.
His cousin, Morton Miller, owned, too, a house, not far from there.
It was in this house that on June 29, 1956, Arthur Miller and Marilyn held a press conference to announce their
It was near this house that the reporter Mara Scherbatoff was killed, the day of their wedding.
Marilyn contacted Frank Lloyd Wright who suggested her a new plan for the house : a circular living-room with a center down below, overcome with a dome ceiling of almost 20 meters diameter, overlooking the pool, as well as a main bedroom, a guest room and a conference room :,
After their wedding, Miller sold the house for the amount of 29 500$. The takings of this sale were used for buying the second house.
Second house : 232 Tophet Road.
He purchased it in October 1957.
It was only far a kilometer from the first house.
It was a single-stage country house, built in 1783, with a land of 130 hectares which then fell to 200, planted with fruit-trees.
The Tanner family owned it for 175 years. The main building had white walls, high ceilings and thick boat-wood beams.
Between 1957 and 1960, they spent a lot of time thereMiller made it his main residence : ;,