Greewich Connecticut Has a Secluded Compound On The Market for $190 Million

Would You Pay $190 For An Isolated Compound in Greenwich Called Beech Farm?

Copper BeachCompound  in Greenwich on the market for $190 Million
Copper BeachCompound in Greenwich on the market for 190 Million

A grand estate in Greenwich, Connecticut known as Copper Beech Farm is on the market for $190 million, which would make it the most expensive home in the United States.

The current owner is timber magnate John Rudey, who reportedly purchased the property 31 years ago. The Victorian mansion was built in 1898 and was once owned by Harriet Lauder Greenway, the daughter of industrialist George Lauder who helped found U.S. Steel.

It is the first time the property has been publicly listed since 1904, according to the listing.

“This extraordinary Great Estate has no peers in Greenwich… there simply are no more in existence,” attempting to justify the price tag.

The 50.6-acre estate sits 40 feet above water and includes two undeveloped islands and about a mile of private shoreline in Greenwich’s exclusive Mead Point area. The 13,519-square-foot house features 12-bedrooms and 7-full bathrooms. Special touches include rooms with 12-foot ceilings, a marble bathroom, solarium and two oval bedrooms.

The Colonial estate also features a 75-foot pool, grass tennis court, greenhouses, six garages and a “stone carriage house complete with a clock tower, and a large upstairs with lovely water views has ample garage space for cars and farm equipment, plus the milking stalls from its original days,” according to the listing.

But the house has some quirks. The main kitchen is still in the basement with the staff quarters. And there are still old “speaking tubes” from pre-electricity days in the rooms, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The question now is whether Mr. Rudey will get the asking price.

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