NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) --The home of legendary "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney is on the market.
The home, in the Rowayton section of Norwalk, is where Rooney and his wife raised their family. He spent more than 50 years in the home.
Rooney passed away in November 2011 from complications following a surgery.
Bill Tims of Prudential Realty gave News 8 an exclusive tour of the home. First stop was the kitchen, where he says Rooney loved cooking for his family.
"This is the kitchen, and there's his prized stove. His daughter told me that was one of his prides and joy, he loved coming here and cooking and doing things with the family," said Tims.
Though his furniture was recently sold at a tag sale, there are remnants of Rooney all over the house. The wooden desk he built is still in his office.
"Over here is where there were a lot of typewriters, magazines here and a bench he could turn around and do different things," said Tims.
Rooney's handy work can be seen throughout the house.
"I always thought of him as not being one to waste anything. Here's a watch strap attached to the string, you just pull it to light the closet," said Tims.
All of Rooney's projects were built in his basement wood shop.
"I just picture him being here, working on a project, having a grand time. When I look around, I just get that feeling," said Tims.
Most Rowayton residents didn't know Rooney well. He was known for being very private, but they would often spot him at the local hardware store shopping around for story ideas.
"He would go in there, and people would see him and he'd be studying something he picked up and suddenly they said it was like a light went off he'd put it down and off he'd go. And they said very often the next week on the program he'd be doing a story about some innocuous little item, but you realize it'd be something he'd seen perhaps in a hardware store or somewhere else. That's how he picked up his stories it was really great," said Tims.
Even in his later years when he primarily lived in New York City, Rooney refused to give up the Norwalk home he treasured.
"His daughter said very often he'd come out just to sit in the house watch a football game with a friend and then head back into the city," said Tims.
The house is on the market for $749,500.00.
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