DARIEN: If you were iced out on a bid for your favorite Thimble Island hideaway, no worries, mon. The sixty-three acre Great Island with its own land bridge to Darien is now available.
Bring your daddy’s checkbook, however, because at $175 million it is the most expensive private residence for sale in America.
In 2014 in East Hampton, NY on Long Island, hedge fund manager Barry Rothstein bought 18 seaside acres and a historic residence for $147 million, the largest residential sale on record.
Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich sold that same year for a town record of $120 million. The sellers took a big haircut having initially listed it for $190 million.
The main house on Great Island includes six bedrooms, all with views of the sound and as you might have guessed, staff and guest quarters are also part of the price.
The property includes a full equestrian set up including Gran Prix riding arena and dressage and bridle trails.
Timing for the new buyer will be pretty good as the Fairfield County’s 1/10th of 1 percenters are getting a new gas station.
Guess Corporation of Raleigh, N.C., is planning on a members only “Gas Station and Convenience store and complex” in Greenwich. To purchase your “rewards card” however, you’ll need a net worth of $50 million. Expect valet service to gas up your car, hand detailing, a steakhouse, lounge – who needs an island?
If you don’t have the $50 or $175 million, don’t think you can’t get in the game – you can. Michael J. Fox and wife Tracey Pollan are putting their Connecticut country estate of 72 acres up for sale. While there will be no members only gas station nearby, you will be able to saddle up and have guests. The home includes a pond, pond house, guest apartment, pool, gardens, horse barn and paddocks and plenty of pasture. The 5,000 square ft home in Sharon is on the market for only $4.25 million..