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From the article:
Greenwich, Conn. has long been known for its pricey ZIP codes, enviable proximity to New York City, and of course, a diaspora of wealthy Wall Street residents that has earned it a nickname as the hedge fund capital of the country. Now the tony town will be known for something else: as the location of America’s most expensive home for sale.
With an astounding asking price of $190 million, Copper Beech Farm has come to market as one of Greenwich’s last ‘Great Estates,’ a designation assigned by the Junior League of Greenwich in a 1986 coffee table book highlighting the town’s 46 most architecturally significant historic abodes. At that nine-figure price tag, Copper Beech Farm trumps every other U.S. residence publicly listed for sale, asking about 40% more than the country’s second most expensive home, the $135 million Crespi-Hicks estate in Dallas, Texas.
“There’s nothing like this and the second-to-last one that existed, on about the same acreage, sold in 1952,” says David Ogilvy of David Ogilvy & Associates, a luxury Greenwich realty firm affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate, and the exclusive listing agent for the property.
Named for the copper beech trees populating the property, Copper Beech Farm was first constructed in 1896. In 1904 Harriet Lauder Greenway (whose father, George Lauder, helped Andrew Carnegie create U.S. Steel) purchased the property, residing there for more than 75 years as a staple of Greenwich high society. When the current owner, timber tycoon John Rudey, quietly acquired the home 31 years ago, he did so in an off-market deal. The estate hasn’t been publicly listed for sale in more than a century.
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