The house belonging to Louis Nichole a famous designer caught fire destroying most of the 25,000 square foot residence in Prospect
Fire crews from multiple towns responded to a fire at a historic mansion in Prospect Friday evening.
According to fire officials the fire started in the attic of the home at 54 New Haven Road around 4:30 p.m.
No one was inside the house when the flames broke out said fire officials.
Route 69 was closed as firefighters worked to put out the blaze. It took nearly five hour to put it out.
Neighbors in the area say the house belongs to designer Louis Nichole. They also said Nichole had spent the last 8 years renovating the home and had just finished weeks ago.
The cause if the fire is under investigation.