Most Expensive Home In U.S. Sells For $120 MillionBy: Daryl Nelson - April 17, 2014
A house in Greenwich, Connecticut, called Copper Beech Farm, just sold for a cool $120 million and it just broke the record for the most expensive house sold in the United States.
The previous record was a house sold for $117.5 million back in November of 2012 to billionaire businessman Masayoshi Son, who’s the founder and chief executive officer of SoftBank.
Reportedly, the sale closed on Friday, and up until now the buyers name has not yet been revealed. An affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, David Ogilvy & Associates, finalized the deal, and the company said it wasn’t surprised that the house sold so quickly, despite the huge price tag.
“It was 11 months from start to finish,” said a representative from Ogilvy. “But if you find the right buyer, there is nothing else that would fill the bill. There’s just no other 50-acre waterfront piece–nothing within 45 minutes of New York.”
And besides the 50-acres, the 13,000-square-foot home has 12 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a wine cellar, a library, a solarium, a grass tennis court, and a 75-foot pool, and that’s just for starters.
The original asking price for the home was $190 million when it was originally listed in May of 2013, but by September the price dropped to $140 million, and it eventually sold for $20 million less last Friday.
The home was sold by business tycoon John Rudey, who purchased it in 1985 from Harriet Lauder Greenway’s family.
Recently, Rudey also sold his Manhattan apartment to the president of Grupo Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia, for $16.5 million, so clearly it’s been a very good year for Rudey and his wife Laurie.
According to Ogilvy, the new buyer doesn’t plan to make any major renovations to the home, and it’ll be pretty much kept as is, which seems just about right, considering it seems to have everything a person or a family could want.
“The buyer plans to keep the home intact,” said the Ogilvy rep.
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