A Look Inside Ultra-Luxury Life

Phyllis Patterson

The largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in Connecticut, and the most expensive property ever sold in America ten years ago just hit the market. We know you love gorgeous real estate as much as we do, so let’s take a look inside this $150 million Greenwich home! 

Our colleagues at Sotheby’s International Realty in Connecticut present this gorgeous French Renaissance mansion located at Greenwich’s Copper Beech Farm. The estate held the record for the most expensive home in America in 2014 when it sold for $120 million!

The estate dates back to the 1890s when it once belonged to the Lauder Greenway family connected to Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel. Its current owner’s identity is extremely private, but one of its previous owners was a timber tycoon named John Rudey, and before that, it was held by several generations of the Lauder Greenway family.

This home sits on 50 acres where the main home, a French-Renaissance mansion, sprawls 13,500 square feet and sits among several amenities and guest homes. The home features nine fireplaces in the eight-bedroom main house with 12-ft ceilings. It also hosts a solarium! The estate includes a three-bedroom guest house and a two-bedroom carriage house, with a clock tower. On the grounds, there are two private beaches, greenhouses, grass tennis courts, a 75-ft long heated swimming pool, and a small private island.

This stunning home is currently on the market, but once it’s sold (if sold at the asking price) it will be one of the most expensive homes ever sold in the United States. For those keeping track, the current US record holder for most expensive home sold goes to a New York apartment at 220 Central Park South that sold for $240 million in 2019! Congratulations to our Sotheby’s colleagues on this incredible Greenwich, ultra-luxury listing!

Photography Credit: Daniel Milstein for Sotheby’s International Realty


The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving the community of Alexandria, VA for more than 30 years.

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