The most expensive house in the United States
By Berit Griffin
May 30, 2013
Are you rich beyond belief? Are you looking to buy a house? Do we have a place for you! Check out this beaut: It is, as of now, the most expensive home for sale in the United States. For the bargain-basement price of $190 million, this house — nay, estate — in tony Greenwich, Conn., can be yours.
Drive up your 1,800-foot driveway and enter your palatial abode (if you’re puzzled by the fact there are milking stalls in your garage, don’t be — that’s part of its old-time charm). Since it was built in 1898, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful period details like a solarium and soaring ceilings. When it’s time to sleep, you will have your choice of 12 bedrooms to lay your head and 9 bathrooms to perform your ablutions.
When you wake up the next morning and want to head outside, you’ll have a plethora of activities to choose from, including playing tennis on the Wimbledon-esque grass court, taking a dip in the 75-foot pool, snipping roses in the two greenhouses and wandering around the apple orchard.
All this enjoyment comes with the monthly mortgage (assuming the house sells for its asking price with a 20 percent down payment) of $687,734. And never you fear if you’re looking to try your hand at some DIY work: the Wall Street Journal notes that it needs some modernization (there are still sleeping porches, which no doubt came in handy on hot summer nights before AC was around).
The home’s land is a huge part of the high price tag. The lot, more than 50 acres, includes nearly a mile of waterfront on Long Island Sound. It also includes two private islands.
What do you think? Is this house worth its status as America’s most expensive house?
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