It has become a bit of a cliché to say that “the set is a character too” to come off as a lot more pretentious about The Wire or something like that, but these things only get cliché because they’re in. somehow true. In all of Amy Chua-Jed Rubenfeld’s drama coverage over the past several months, the oft-overlooked character is the home of the powerful Yale Law couple.

The allegations that got Chua into trouble in April all revolve around her inviting students to parties at her house in violation of a 2019 deal she made when Rubenfeld was suspended over ” an investigation into sexual harassment. Then, as we noted in June, Chua’s defense consisted of inviting reporters to her home for interviews, unwittingly giving credence to the idea that she prefers to hold a court at her home. I probably should have met these reporters at Starbucks.

But there’s a new listing in the New Haven real estate market, and it looks like the house has no further role to play in the ongoing Yale soap opera. And we’re pretty sure it’s the same house because …

From Zillow

And where have I seen this before? Ah, OK !

The house is listed at $ 1.08 million. This is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 6,880 square foot 1930 Revival Tudor style sitting on 1.1 acres. From description:

The entrance hall with limestone floors, exposed beams and circular staircase takes you back to the bygone era of Hollywood. A pair of columns flank the vaulted entrance to the sunken living room with exposed beam ceilings, magnificent variegated floors with oak floors, huge windows and a stone fireplace; French doors lead to the large terrace. A large family room has 2 walls of large arched leaded glass windows, a high ceiling and an antique tiled floor. Across the entrance hall is a formal dining room with an ornamental English plaster ceiling and hardwood floors. Patio doors from the breakfast room lead to the stone terrace overlooking private rolling lawns. The eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a walk-in pantry. At the top of the stairs, a generous landing leads to a large MBR with private bathroom, dressing room and private terrace. There are 4 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms on this level. The top floor has a family room with cathedral ceilings, incredible light and a powder room. The lower level includes a finished ‘Lounge’ room with a wet bar with original sink.

There is a full 3D tour of this location if you want to play the role of a Yale 1L network for a federal internship. There is a magenta tiled bathroom that leaves permanent scarring on the eyes, but other than that the house is absolutely stunning and you can see why Chua would want to show it off, even if it wasn’t the best professional gesture in the world. the time.

Here are some photos and the floor plan:

Of course, the question raised by this list is “where are they going?” Did they just decide to break away from the house that was at the center of this unpleasant period and find a new place in town? Are they just downsizing as their children become Supreme Court clerks? Will they leave New Haven completely?

But that’s not really their story at the moment. The character that interests us for now is the setting, as the house prepares to embark on a new journey. Good luck house, you really were our favorite character in all of this.


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