Stamford, CT, is headquarters to multiple blue-chip companies and the execs who run them; it has good schools, low crime, nice (Long Island Sound) beaches, and tantalizingly close proximity to New York.
And now, it can lay claim to yet another bragging right: The place is home to Connecticut's most expensive listing. A grand, European-style manor sitting on 262 acres is going for $75 million -- swiping the torch away from neighboring upper-cast enclave Greenwich.
The 20,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom estate, built in 1900, will be a perfect fit for a tycoon looking to settle down and soak in the country lifestyle. Because although the property is home to amazing parklike gardens and lush greenery, it's only about an hour away from Manhattan.
The opulent spaces can easily handle large-scale entertaining, thanks to a grand entry, formal dining and living rooms, a cloak room, a library, and a conservatory. Quiet (and quality) time can be spent in the chef's kitchen and cozy breakfast room.
One of our favorite details: the jaw-dropping indoor pool decorated with Italian mosaics.
The endless grounds, which span the New York-Connecticut border, include manicured gardens, a picturesque lake, a pool, a tennis court, a greenhouse, barns, and four guesthouses.
Now the question is: Who will be charmed enough by the property to pay the price?