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


In Greenwich, Connecticut, the Copper Beech Farm 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 a 14-sided swimming pool with an octagonal pool house.

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

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It also boasts a formal garden maintained by a horticulturist 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-story 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]

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