Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
We’ve been seeing numerous Greenwich properties drop in price recently, desperately trying to find a buyer. Just three years ago, a 1906 English limestone and brick mansion known as North Court made headlines for selling $2 million over the asking price. The property listed in the fall of 2016 for $20 million and by 2017 had an accepted offer of $22 million. The sellers, Drew Aaron, CEO of the Aaron Group, and wife Hana Soukupová, a Czech supermodel, purchased the historic home on 3.75 acres for $8 million in 2012. The couple commissioned designer Mark Cunningham to completely reimagine the interiors, a process that would take 2.5 years at a cost of more than $7.5 million. Architectural Digest covered the project in 2016 before it hit the market, “Care was taken to salvage moldings and plasterwork. And while the crew opted to occasionally alter things like the location of hallways or the size of door frames, it was all done with an eye toward how it might have been when the house was built.” The 114-year-old manor includes more than 15,500 square feet of interior space with a 3,000 square foot lower level transformed into a sophisticated lounge with family room, theatre, wine cellar and massage room. The bright and welcoming interiors include large formal rooms, a striking dining room and adjacent family room and a total of 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 3 half bathrooms. Surrounding the manor are 3.75 acres of lush property. Private and secure with gates and a tree-lined drive, the yard opens to amenities such as a swimming pool, tea house, covered loggia with fireplace, lighted tennis court, formal boxwood gardens and a guest house.