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04/17/2013 03:52 pm ET Updated Apr 18, 2013

Christopher Meloni, 'Law & Order: SVU' Actor, Is Selling His New Canaan, CT House After Only 8 Months (PHOTOS)

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Actor Christopher Meloni, best-known for his decade-long role as Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has put his New Canaan, CT home on the market for $4,750,000.

He and his wife, decorator and set designer Sherman Williams Meloni, had purchased the palatial estate just last August for $4,381,000 and have decided to let it go after only eight months. According to Realestalker, when they purchased the 8,063-square-foot, five bedroom and eight bathroom house which was built in 1987, it had underwhelming architecture and design features.

But, the current listing reports that the house has "undergone a complete interior transformation," which includes fresh paint, newly stained hardwood floors and a backup generator. Other notable features include a three-car garage, four fireplaces, a butler's pantry, a wine room off the kitchen and a fully finished basement. And our favorite part? A two-level barn on the property's lush four-acre lawn that has rooms for six cars and an upstairs studio.

If you are considering jumping on this offer, you may want to hold out for a better deal. The couple is also in the process of selling their Manhattan apartment with jaw-dropping views of Central Park that was once featured in Architectural Digest. And according to Business Insider, Meloni tried to sweeten that transaction by including a brand new 2013 Porsche Panamera with the purchase. Not too shabby!

Head over to Realtor.com for more information, and click through the photos of Meloni's home below.

Additional reporting by Ann Brenoff.

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