A 50-acre estate in Greenwich, Conn., sold for $120 million, making it the most expensive home sale ever recorded in the United States.
The Copper Beech Farm estate, which was priced as high as $190 million, hosts a 1890s French Renaissance-style home on 4,000 feet of waterfront property.
The price surpassed a $117.5 million sale last year of a home in Woodside, Calif.
Reached by way of a 1,800-foot-long driveway, the main house features a three-story paneled entry, a solarium, sleeping porches and an additional 7,000 square feet of attic and basement space.
The estate is called Copper Beech Farm due to the copper beech trees on the site
The estate had been owned by John Rudey, a timber magnate with holdings in Washington state. Rudey and his wife Laurie purchased the property for $7.55 million in 1981. The property was built in 1898 by the Lauder Greenway family, who were founders with Andrew Carnegie of U.S. Steel.