Nestled on 50 acres on scenic Long Island Sound, Greenwich, Connecticut, including two offshore islands, a secluded beach and a Victorian mansion Copper Beech Farm sprawls over 13,519 square feet. Built in 1896, America’s priciest estate, according to The Wall Street Journal, and named for the copper beech trees on its grounds, sits on a 50.5 acre lot at the end of a 1,800-foot-long cobble stone driveway and comprises a stone carriage house which boasts a clock tower, a gatehouse with three bedrooms, a 6-car garage, two greenhouses and lush landscaping in the stunning walled garden. Also on the grounds there are a grass tennis court overlooking formal gardens, terraces, a pergola, an apple orchard, a pool area consisting of 75 foot long double heptagonal pool, a spa and a pool house with dressing room and bathroom.
The gated compound estate boasting 4,000 feet of water frontage has been in the property of timber tycoon John Rudey for 31 years. The main house, a neo-French renaissance Victorian mansion includes 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a wood-paneled library, an oval family room, a dining room with tracery ceiling and oak columns, a coffered-ceiling solarium, wine cellar, a staff wing and a three-story entry hall. The kitchen in the basement used to belong to the staff quarters and most of the rooms have fireplaces. There is also a three bedroom stucco and shingle gatehouse cottage with a gorgeous porch. This is the first time that this deluxe property has been on the open market.