HOUSE OF THE DAY: At A $60 Million Price Drop, Connecticut Mansion Is No Longer America’s Most Expensive Home

Cooper beach mansion $190 million

Last May, a Connecticut  mansion went on the market for $190 million and became  the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.

Now, that price tag has been reduced to  $130 million, meaning the property — Greenwich’s Copper Beech  Farm — no longer holds that title

The 50-acre property dates back to the 1890s, and is currently owned by timber magnate John Rudey. It carries a reported $120 million in debt, likely accounting for the sky-high initial sale price.

The 12-bedroom home has 15,000 square feet of living space, 7,000 square feet  of basement and attic space, and an 1,800-foot-long driveway. There’s also a  grass tennis court, innumerable gardens, apple orchard, greenhouses,  75-foot-long heated pool, and a carriage house.

listed with Christie’s International Real Estate

Timber magnate John Rudey’s $130 million, 50-acre estate  is known as Copper Beach Farm.

Timber magnate John Rudey's $130 million, 50-acre estate is known as Copper Beach Farm.

 

It has 4,000 feet of waterfront property on Long Island  Sound, as well as two offshore islands.

It has 4,000 feet of waterfront property on Long Island Sound, as well as two offshore islands.

 

The gigantic property also has 15,000 square feet of  living space, as well as 7,000 square feet of basement and attic space. It’s  huge.

The gigantic property also has 15,000 square feet of living space, as well as 7,000 square feet of basement and attic space. It's huge.
The living room has a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors.
All the rooms have 12-foot ceilings, including the paneled library with its cozy fireplace.
The dining room can easily fit eight guests and has a tracery ceiling.
 The huge solarium has a coffered ceiling plus tons of light and views of the water.

 

Or you could relax on the screened porch with even more panoramas of Long Island Sound.

 

Facing the water is a 75-foot-long heated pool with hot tub.
Or you could play a few rounds on the mansion's grass tennis courts.
There are so many secret garden pathways you could lose yourself in the flowers.

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Or spend your time in one of the estate's two greenhouses, collecting flowers and vegetables.

 

All in all, it would be pretty great to live here.
Uniting All The Best In     Real Estate ~Nino M. Gaetano~      650.207.1986
Uniting All The Best In Real Estate
~Nino M. Gaetano~
650.207.1986

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