Originally posted on iroonie.com
Tucked behind gates in the charming community of Greenwich, Connecticut, is the most expensive piece of real estate currently for sale in the US. Copper Beech Farm was built in 1896 and is currently listed for $190 million. The 50 acre estate was previously owned by Harriet Lauder Greenway, the daughter of a steel tycoon and later by John Rudey, who made his fortune in the timber business. It is named Copper Beech Farm because of the extensive amount of Copper Beech trees that are located on the property.
In case one is feeling the desire to splurge on this extravagant property, they should know what their investment entails. This beautiful French-Renaissance style mansion has over 13,500 square foot of living space. At the end of the 1,800 foot driveway, feel free to park your vehicle in the six car garage. Inside the house, there are twelve bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, two half baths, a kitchen, a solarium, a wine cellar and an entirely separate wing for the staff. Designed for the pinnacle of luxury, the house is adorned with 12-foot ceilings, multiple fireplaces and balconies, huge windows and glassed-enclosed porches for taking in the panoramic view of Long Island Sound. The estate also boasts a private beach, a tennis court, and a pool that stretches a sinful seventy-five feet long. In case more space is needed, there are two private islands.