GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Greenwich estate rich with history has returned to the market at 521 Round Hill Road.
Dunnellen Hall, which was built for New York City financier Daniel G. Reid in 1918, is being offered by Sotheby’s International Realty for $39,900,000. The home has nine bedrooms, eight full baths, 17,603 square feet of living space and more than 40 acres.
Reid, an American industrialist and philanthropist known as the "Tinplate King,” had the home built as a gift for his daughter. At the time of construction, the home had about 23,000 square feet and included more than 200 acres.
Leona Helmsley, the businesswoman known as “Queen of Mean,’’ and her husband, Harry, bought the estate in 1983.She lived there until her death in 2007, and the Greenwich Historical Society says the property is one of the last intact historic estates, according to Wikipedia.
Now known as Round Hill Manor, the property sits on the crest of a plateau with panoramic views of Long Island Sound. Gates open to a winding driveway and past stately trees to a grand courtyard. The property has old stone walls, park-like lawns and views in nearly every direction.
A 3-year-renovation has included the installation of state-of-the-art systems.
The center hall features an antique fireplace, a new Bourgogne limestone floor, two walls of windows, 12-foot ceilings and curving stairway. The huge living room has three sets of French doors, teak flooring, and a fireplace. The library includes lighted bookcases, a large bay window and fireplace. The dining room has marble floors and a fireplace -- there are 11 in the home -- and the kitchen has new millwork, a La Comue stove and breakfast room.
The master suite on the second floor has three exposures, two bay windows, dressing rooms and a spiffy new bath. There are six en-suite bedrooms on the second floor, and the third floor has two bedrooms, a bath and a large game room.
Updates include a new HVAC system with individual thermostats in every room and a generator that can run the entire house. The original brick carriage house has two apartments and a five-car garage.
Sotheby’s listed the property last June for more than $49 million. It came back on the market earlier this month at its current asking price, a decline of 20 percent. The Zillow report said the property had been listed in 2009 for $95 million.
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