It was once the most expensive home sale in U.S. history until financier Ken Griffin made a $240 million purchase of a New York City condo in 2019. Regardless, the $139 million sale still broke many records.
Sotheby’s International Realty just closed the deal on August 3 for Copper Beech Farm. The 50-acre Greenwich, Connecticut mansion is under 3 hours from Boston and 1 hour north of New York City. The Copper Beech Farm is equal parts beach house, farm, mansion, athletic complex and so much more.
The sale broke Connecticut records and is also one of the highest closing sales in U.S. history. The 13,500-square-foot-mansion boasts 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms! Adjacent to the mansion is a 3-bedroom gatehouse and 2-bedroom carriage house, meaning 13 bedrooms in total for this ornate estate.
The mansion also comes with 2 private beaches along Long Island Sound, which is a major addition to the astronomical price tag. The swimming pool adds another dipping option and a grass tennis court and private apple orchard make for some fun along the sprawling landscape.
The property last sold in 2014 for $120 million and went on the market for $150 million. It came precisely $11,170,000 shy of the asking price with a final sale price of $138,830,000. This makes Copper Beech Farm the most expensive Connecticut home sale in history and among the top 20 most expensive in U.S. history. The estate once belonged to the family that pioneered the U.S. steel industry in the 19th century.