Inside America’s most expensive home: The mansion on the market for a record-breaking $190million
Realtors were coy about the interiors of Copper Beech Farm when they put the mansion on the market back in May.
Now, two months later, realtors David Ogilvy & Associates have finally released images inside allowing potential millionaire record-breakers or simply those of us looking for a little house envy to take a peek.
The 12-bedroom Greenwich, Connecticut, house is currently owned by timber industrialist John Rudey.
The estate once belonged to Harriet Lauder Greenway, whose father went into business with steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
The three storey property was built in 1896 and still has speaking tubes from pre-electricity days and sleeping porches used to cool off before the invention of air conditioning as well as an elaborate solarium.
As the Christie listing describes: ‘The grand paneled entrance room and stairway rises three storeys with a fireplace and goes front to back to the wonderful screened or glassed porch with open panoramas of Long Island Sound.’
‘The main rooms have 12 foot ceilings, including the living room with a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors to the huge solarium with a coffered ceiling with plaster detailing and three exposures, the paneled library with a fireplace, a huge bow window with curved glass and bookcases, and the dining room with a fireplace, a tracery ceiling and paneling in rich oak with columns.’
Fixer upper: The house was put on the market for a record-breaking $190million, but the interiors could do with an update
Any future resident might need to pack some walking shoes since the home also comes with a 1,800 foot-long driveway and 15,000 feet of living space.
The waterfront property spans over fifty acres plus two islands off the shore.
It includes a wine cellar, several laundries, a tennis court with a viewing pergola and a large pool house alongside the 75-foot heated pool.
Copper Beech Farm also has a formal garden that is taken care of by a horticulturalist from the New York Botanical Gardens.
Listing agent David Oglivy says there were several studies done for the property. Initial evaluations had the entire property worth over 200million.
According to Oglivy what makes Copper Beech Farm so ‘special’ is that the mansion is still at its original nineteenth century size.
The real estate market has not been kind to Greenwich since the recession of 2008.
Mansions that have gone on the market in the luxurious community have generally sold drastically lower than their original listings.
The most expensive sale in the last five years was for a waterfront home with over 20,000 square feet that sold for 39.5 million (it was originally appraised at 42.5million).
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