Greenwich $190 Million Estate
“The Copper Beech Farm”, an ostentatious mansion situated in Greenwich, Connecticut is considered to be America’s most expensive property. It is currently listed for sale by a real estate firm for a staggering quoted price of $190 million. According to recent reports it has created new record in the category of the most expensive ever single family home that has been ever put up for sale in the United States.
A 1,800 foot long driveway winds through the woods to this magnificent waterfront property which spans over a 50 acre wide estate. The design of the home has been inspired by a mix of the colonial Victorian and French Renaissance architectural styles. The 13,519 square foot home consists of 12 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, two half baths, library, wine cellar, an elaborate solarium and an entire wing that serves as a dedicated staff quarters. This extraordinary luxurious villa maintains much of the vintage charm of the eighties’ decade.
Several beautifully carved fireplaces and balconies reinforce the old world visual appeal of the villa. Its interiors also include large windows and glassed in porches that offer breathtaking panoramic views of Long Island.
The huge lush green property is spread over two off-shore islands. Its magnificent outdoor area has been equipped with luxury amenities like a 75 foot long heated swimming pool fitted with a hot tub, spa, pool house, grass tennis court, guest cottage and a stone carriage house.
The luxurious property also has a formal garden along with an apple orchard and two greenhouses that are tended to by a reputed horticulturalist associated with the New York Botanical Gardens. The main kitchen is located in the basement of the home.
The house also features antique items like speaking tubes that date back to the pre electricity days and sleeping porches which were once used in warm climate zones to help cool off the body before the advent of air conditioners.
The ultra-luxurious property was built during the 1890′s decade and has switched hands only between a couple of owners till date. Harriet Lauder Greenway acquired the property in 1904 and stayed here for more than 70 years. Currently Copper Beech Farm is owned by John Rudey who made a lot of money through his timber business.
Rudey acquired the property through an off market deal and is reportedly selling the villa as his children have now grown up. According to media reports the grand estate has not been listed for sale publicly in more than a century. However the future resident might need some significant repairs and a new kitchen as the old one is located in the basement which could provide very inconvenient for modern families who might want to cook for their friends and families in a more easily accessible area.