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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:04

Copper Beech Farm and its 50 acres of waterfront in Greenwich, CT, which recently hit the market at $190 million, becoming the most expensive listing in the U.S.

While the house is impressive — public records measure it at 13,519 square feet with 12 bedrooms and 9 baths — it’s the spectacular land that pushes the price tag up to nearly $200 million. The home sits on 4,000 feet of coveted waterfront property on Long Island Sound, which doesn’t includes the additional access to two private islands in the Sound. :huh: The two parcels, one at 30 acres and one at 20, contain a grass tennis court, formal gardens, carriage house, apple orchard, two greenhouses and a 75-foot-long heated pool.

Considering that a 75-acre Greenwich property nowhere near the water is listed at $32.5 million, the $190 million ask is a little more understandable.

Still, the Wall Street Journal describes the home as in need of upgrades: "The main kitchen is in the basement, which was part of the staff quarters. There are old speaking tubes from pre-electricity days." Most of the buildings throughout the estate hold details from the home’s original build date of 1898: The carriage house has a clock tower, and the garage includes milking stalls.

The home was built by the Lauder Greenway family — George Lauder was a partner in Carnegie Steel. It was sold 31 years ago to its current owner, John Rudey, who leads several timber companies, including U.S. Timberlands Services Company and American Forest Services.

Heavy on Old World charm, the house has 12-foot ceilings throughout the main rooms, a solarium with a coffered ceiling, and sleeping porches.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:18

Sold! When can I get the keys?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:19

Damn... I just can't imagine what would be to live on one of those houses....

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:26

Damn, i'll have to pass. I wanted at least 14,000 square feet.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:26

Yeah, they got some pretty expensive houses around here, Greenwich, Wilton, Weston, even Fairfield has crazy expensive ones.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:27

What $190m and it doesnt even have a moat or a laser fence?! ###### is this!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:36

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:41

http://www.realtor.c...413-15121?row=1

For people wondering - if you paid 20% down on a mortgage you'd pay about $700,000/MONTH still. :blink:

Guess i'll have to start collecting cans like a mad man to pay that!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:43

Meh, it'll be gone by 2050 when the ice has melted.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:44

Saw a house on Million Dollar Rooms that was 22,000 sqft and had 6 rooms over 1 million dollars each...

It would probably sell for less because it didn't have as much property but the living space would be nicer.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:47

http://www.realtor.c...413-15121?row=1

For people wondering - if you paid 20% down on a mortgage you'd pay about $700,000/MONTH still. :blink:

Guess i'll have to start collecting cans like a mad man to pay that!


Check under a bridge first :D and keep us updated

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:49

For $190 million, I want the private islands too, dammit ! :woot:

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:50

Hmm if each Neowin member puts about $700-$800 we can buy it and call it Neowin mansion. Who is with me?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:02

^ We can have Neobond wash the windows ... :shifty:

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:18

For $190 million, I want the private islands too, dammit ! :woot:


Islands are included - totaling about 1 mile of beach area.

Read this on the MLS listing.

I like the idea of NeoMansion though.... I got my $700, who's ready.... oh I got first dibs on bedroom in the upper right though (MLS pictures again which you guys can't see :( )

Not too bad either of a sale anyways as about 45 acres is classified as forest so you only get taxed on $15,000,000 (156,000/year in taxes)



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