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The One and Only 50 Acre Waterfront Estate in Greenwich

Enjoyed by the noted Lauder Greenway family from their purchase of it in 1904, this extraordinary Great Estate has no peers in Greenwich, as the second to last one was developed in 1954. There simply are no more in existence. This incomparable estate, 40 feet above mean high water, owns two islands and altogether they have a total of almost a mile of shorefront, amazing views, extraordinary walled gardens, unbelievable privacy, a 75 foot pool with a spa, a beach, a grass tennis court, a superb greenhouse, a stone carriage house and a cottage in a totally convenient and quiet location.

For further information, please contact listing broker, David Ogilvy Listing subject to errors, omissions, change of price, withdrawal, etc., without prior notice.

The One and Only 50 Acre Waterfront Estate in Greenwich

he 1800 foot driveway with beautiful cobblestone gutters winds through woods and lawns to the entrance. Two remarkable stone towers bracket the front door and the upstairs balcony. The grand paneled entrance room and stairway rises three stories with a fireplace and goes front to back to the wonderful screened or glassed porch with open panoramas of Long Island Sound. The main rooms have 12 foot ceilings, including the living room with a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors to the huge solarium with a coffered ceiling with plaster detailing and three exposures, the paneled library with a fireplace, a huge bow window with curved glass and bookcases, and the dining room with a fireplace, a tracery ceiling and paneling in rich oak with columns. It adjoins the kitchen and a wing with an enormous skylight, as well as the long oval family room with a fireplace and a large bow window. A wide hall leads to the main bedrooms including a master suite with a fireplace, a sleeping porch, a dressing room and a marble bathroom. The five other bedrooms include two oval bedrooms (one with a fireplace), one with a fireplace and a sleeping porch, and two with access to a large balcony. The third floor has four bedrooms and a staff wing plus stairs to a huge top floor room. The lower level includes the original staff kitchen with a dumb waiter, a sitting room, a wine cellar, one of several laundries and ample room for activities. The pool house is octagonal with dressing and bath facilities adjoining the 75 foot heated pool with 14 sides, an enormous spa and large terraces the views are a treat, as they are from the grass tennis court with an inviting viewing pergola. The stone carriage house complete with a clock tower, and a large upstairs with lovely water views has ample garage space for cars and farm equipment, plus the milking stalls from its original days, and there are magnificent greenhouses. The three bedroom stucco and shingle cottage at the gate has a charming porch. The property is zoned two-acre residential and the mainland is subdivided into two tax lots of 20 and 30.6 acres, both of which are suitable for further subdivision and are available individually or together.The opportunity to own this extraordinary 50 acre waterfront estate in sought after Greenwich is unique and will not present itself again; so close to New York City, the airports, and all transportation. Just listed for the first time since 1904.

For further information, please contact listing broker, David Ogilvy Listing subject to errors, omissions, change of price, withdrawal, etc., without prior notice

Copper Beech Farm


Property Details
The Estate Situated on a private peninsula, the estate spans 50.6 acres and includes two offshore islands. The property has almost a mile of shorefront. From its vantage point 40 feet above mean high water, the estate is graced with panoramic vistas of Long Island Sound. Located a short five minute drive off the main Interstate-95 highway, Copper Beech Farm is situated next to Mead Point, a private association with some of Greenwich's most prominent estates. Handsome gates open to a 1,800-foot-long tree-lined driveway with impressive cobblestone gutters leading to the main house. Copper Beech Farm is replete with 75-foot-long heated pool with a hot tub, a grass tennis court, an octagonal pool house, a carriage house, an apple orchard, two greenhouses, and a gatehouse. The magnificent formal gardens are maintained by a former horticulturalist of the New York Botanical Gardens.

The Offering The land is owned in two parcelsa 20-acre property and a 30-acre property. Of the propertys 50.6 acres, 45 acres are designated under Connecticuts Public Act 490, which encourages the preservation of farm, forest and open space land in the public interest. This statute allows the property to be taxed at its current use value rather than the fair market value. Independent appraisals have valued the combined property at well over US$200 million.

The Manor House The Neo-French Renaissance manor house was built in 1896 and has been meticulously maintained. The home includes 12 bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 10 fireplaces. Massive stone towers bracket the entrance to the paneled center hall with a wide staircase rising three stories.

The residence spans 15,000 square feet of living space, along with an additional 7,000 square feet of basement and attic space. A spacious dining room with an elaborate ceiling, a solarium, and an elevator that connects the three floors grace the main house. On the second floor, a glass door leads to a front balcony with exceptional views. 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.

Provenance The Lauder Greenway family, co-founders of U.S. Steel with Andrew Carnegie, moved into the 19thCentury home in 1904. It has since served as a weekend retreat by the current owners who acquired the landmark estate in the 1980s. Copper Beech Farm is the largest waterfront parcel to come on the market in Greenwich for more than a half century. The estate is named after the large copper beech trees on the property.