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Historic US Waterfront Home Sets Record With $138M Sale

Copper Beech Farm, one of New England’s most historic homes, has sold for $138.83 million. The more than 50-acre waterfront property, located not far from New York City in Greenwich, Connecticut, was once the most expensive home in the United States.

Built in 1898, it has been beautifully maintained and restored over the years. Its previous owners have been historic titans of industry, beginning with industrialist George Lauder, cousin to Andrew Carnegie. They were partners in the Carnegie Steel Company and were among the richest people in the world during their lifetimes. The estate was later owned by Lauder’s daughter, Harriet Lauder Greenway, and her husband, Dr. James Cowan Greenway and stayed in the family until it sold in 1982.

In 2013, Copper Beech Farm was the most expensive real estate listing in the United States at $190 million. This 2023 sale makes it the most expensive residential property ever sold in the state of Connecticut, and ranks among the nation’s most expensive home sales ever.

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