HOUSE OF THE DAY: After A $US60 Million Discount, Connecticut Mansion Is No Longer America's Most Expensive Home

Last May, a Connecticut mansion went on the market for $190 million and became themost expensive home for sale in the U.S.

Now, that price tag has been reduced to $US130 million, meaning the property — Greenwich’s Copper Beech Farm — no longer holds that title, according to Curbed (an estate in Dallas remains on the market for $US135 million).

The 50-acre property dates back to the 1890s, and is currently owned by timber magnate John Rudey. It carries a reported $US120 million in debt, likely accounting for the sky-high initial sale price.

The 12-bedroom home has 15,000 square feet of living space, 7,000 square feet of basement and attic space, and an 1,800-foot-long driveway. There’s also a grass tennis court, innumerable gardens, apple orchard, greenhouses, 75-foot-long heated pool, and a carriage house.

The estate is currently listed with Christie’s International Real Estate and David Ogilvy & Associates.

Timber magnate John Rudey's $US130 million, 50-acre estate is known as Copper Beach Farm.

It has 4,000 feet of waterfront property on Long Island Sound, as well as two offshore islands.

The gigantic property also has 15,000 square feet of living space, as well as 7,000 square feet of basement and attic space. It's huge.

The living room has a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors.

All the rooms have 12-foot ceilings, including the paneled library with its cozy fireplace.

The dining room can easily fit eight guests and has a tracery ceiling.

The huge solarium has a coffered ceiling plus tons of light and views of the water.

Or you could relax on the screened porch with even more panoramas of Long Island Sound.

Facing the water is a 75-foot-long heated pool with hot tub.

Or you could play a few rounds on the mansion's grass tennis courts.

There are so many secret garden pathways you could lose yourself in the flowers.

Or spend your time in one of the estate's two greenhouses, collecting flowers and vegetables.

All in all, it would be pretty great to live here.

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