Most Expensive Property on the Market in the US
Posted by Linda Graham — May 22, 2013
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Copper Beech Farm, a magnificent estate situated on 50.6 waterfront acres in Greenwich, Connecticut, hit the market Friday for US$190 million, the highest priced listing in the United States. This extraordinary estate is offered by David Ogilvy & Associates.
Copper Beech Farm boasts a history as distinguished as its dazzling waterfront views. The Lauder Greenway family, co-founders of U.S. Steel with Andrew Carnegie, moved into the 19th-Century home in 1904. It has since served as a weekend retreat by the current owners who acquired the landmark estate in the 1980s.
Sited on 50.6 waterfront acres on Long Island Sound, Copper Beech Farm is the largest parcel of waterfront land to come on the market in Greenwich for more than half a century. From its vantage point 40 feet above mean high water, the main residence is graced with panoramic vistas of Long Island Sound including Island Beach, a public park given to the town by the Lauder Greenway family. The estate also includes two offshore islands. Together, the property has almost a mile of shorefront. Of the property’s 50.6 acres, 45 acres are designated under Connecticut’s Public Act 490, which encourages the preservation of farm, forest and open space land in the public interest.
“Rarely do estates of this significance become available, with such exceptional waterfront frontage, acreage, and provenance,” said David Ogilvy. “Copper Beech Farm has no peers in Greenwich—the only other expansive waterfront estate was developed more than half a century ago—and there are simply no more in existence. The buyer of this property will truly enjoy the privacy, exclusivity, and unparalleled views just 45 minutes from New York City.”
Handsome gates open to the 1,800-foot driveway with an allee of trees and impressive cobblestone gutters leading up to the Neo-French Renaissance manor house. Massive stone towers bracket the entrance to the paneled center hall with a wide staircase rising three stories. Designed for elegant entertaining, the estate features a large swimming pool, hot tub, a grass tennis court, an octagonal pool house, a carriage house, two greenhouses, and a gatehouse. The historic residence includes an elevator and a glass door to a front balcony at the second level. There are 12 bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 10 fireplaces. The lower level includes the original staff kitchen with a dumb waiter, sitting room, wine cellar, and laundry facilities. The third floor has a staff wing plus stairs to an enormous top floor that could be converted to many uses.
Situated on a private peninsula, Copper Beech Farm is located 45 minutes from New York City and is a short drive from Greenwich’s many world-class shops, restaurants, schools, and recreational offerings.
About David Ogilvy & Associates
David Ogilvy & Associates, headed by David Ogilvy, long the recognized leader in high end properties in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a major force in the Greenwich market, having listed and sold a Conyers Farm estate, the top sale ever made in Greenwich, the recently sold former home of Joseph Hirschorn, whose sculpture garden is now at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, and many other major properties. Noted as the most recognized firm for advertising and marketing, David Ogilvy & Associates is the proud exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Greenwich. For further information, please visit www.davidogilvy.com.