50 Acre Copper Beech Farm Hits the Market for $150M in Greenwich, Connecticut
$150,000,000 | Built 1896 | 13,519 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 50.60 Acres
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Considered to be one of the largest surviving Gilded Age mansions in Connecticut, Copper Beech Farm was built in 1896 for industrialist John Hamilton Gourlie before selling to the Lauder Greenway Family in 1905. Copper Beech Farm has hit the market for $150 million in Greenwich, Connecticut. Listing details: The Last Greenwich Great Estate: Copper Beech Farm. Copper Beech Farm is the largest waterfront parcel in Greenwich. Situated on a private peninsula, the estate spans over 50 acres with a mile of frontage and includes an island, just off shore. From its vantage point of 40 feet above mean high water, this estate enjoys dazzling views of Long Island Sound. The property encompasses a stately main house with spectacular walled gardens, a swimming pool, a grass tennis court, apple orchard and two private beaches. Acres of rolling lawn surround the auxiliary buildings including a carriage house, a gatehouse, a pool house and two greenhouses. Originally built in 1898 and meticulously restored, the 13,519 square foot, 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom main residence evokes the grandeur of New England’s most pedigreed seaside estates, built for glorious summering by the water. Approached by a winding 1,800 foot driveway lined with an allée of trees and cobblestone gutters, the house is defined by two French Renaissance-style stone towers, bringing aristocratic refinement to the Victorian-influenced house.
The interiors are highlighted by original museum-quality appointments such as oak paneling, plaster friezes, handsome fireplaces and 12-foot ceilings in the main rooms. Showcasing water views from almost all of the rooms, the house is designed to make the most of its spectacular setting. Outside, the 75-foot heated pool and spa is flanked by stone terraces and an octagonal pool house. An inviting pergola overlooks the grass tennis court. The stone carriage house with a clock tower has a one-bedroom garage apartment and ample garage space for cars and farm equipment. It also includes the original milking stalls that hark back to the era when it housed livestock. Perfect for staff housing or guests is the three-bedroom gatehouse. The crown jewel of the Greenwich coastline, Copper Beech Farm is the pinnacle of the Greenwich real estate hierarchy. This is a tremendously rare opportunity to own one of the largest, if not the largest, residential waterfront properties close to New York City. Copper Beech Farm is on the market for $150 million with Leslie McElwreath, Joseph Barbieri and Nikki Field of Sotheby’s International Realty. Photography by Daniel Milstein.