America’s most expensive home is up for $190 million


The Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut is America’s most expensive home, which lists at $190 million. The 1890’s renaissance-style mansion sprawls over 50 acre grounds and encompasses 13,519 square feet. Upscaling the most expensive home in Britain, this mansion includes 12 bedrooms, 4,000 feet of water frontage on Long Island Sound and 2 offshore islands. A 1,800-foot-long driveway leads to a massive 15,000 feet of living space.

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The French manor encompasses a wine cellar, seven full baths and two half baths, a wood-paneled library, a solarium with a coffered ceiling, and a dining room with a fireplace.

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The plush property also includes a grass tennis court, carriage house, apple orchard, two greenhouses, and 14-sided swimming pool with an octagonal pool house.

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The main rooms have 12-foot ceilings, with a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors in the living room.

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It also boasts a formal garden, which is maintained by a horticulturalist with the New York Botanical Garden.

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The mansion was built in 1896 and still has the old speaking tubes from pre-electricity days and sleeping porches from the pre- air-conditioning days.

Timber industrialist John Rudey currently owns this three-storey property. He bought the property with his wife Laurie in 1982 for 7.55million and took various mortgages since then.

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The Greenwich property’s agent, David Ogilvy, of David Ogilvy & Associates has listed this mansion at $190 million.

[Via – Davidogilvy and Yahoo]