Charles Bronson home tour
by Muriel Davidson
He has many houses and lives wherever film-making takes him, but this superstar is most “at home” in his Vermont farmhouse. “Off-screen, Charlie is a gentle family man,” says actress-wife Jill Ireland.
Above, left: “Charlie and I enjoy being here alone,” says Jill. “We rarely bring guests, just the children.”
Above: Bronson delights in searching out antiques, such as this carousel horse he bought for his daughter.
Left: Jill and Zuleika, age 3, have lunch in the family’s favorite spot, the dining room. Bronson insists on a round table, saying “In this family no one sits at the head of the table.”
Top: US, Vermont and British flags fly when the Bronsons, shown with Zuleika, visit their New England retreat. The two-story house has six bedrooms, guest wing and, according to Jill, “rooms I haven’t even counted.”
The Bronsons’ yellow clapboard farmhouse, set on 260 acres, is tucked behind white birches in the Green Mountains. It was built in 1791 by an English Tory who remained in Vermont after the Revolutionary War.