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Sprawling Connecticut Chateau With 24-Car Showroom Lists for $15 Million

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A six-acre property with its own “European-style chateau” went on sale last week for $15 million in the affluent suburb of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Over 18,000 square feet of ivy-covered seven-bedroom home is entered through a manicured stone-lined courtyard. According to the photos in the listing, the front door leads to a grand entry foyer with high ceilings, columns and a spiral staircase on one side.

To the left of the lobby is a music room and a sunken octagonal living room, according to Cliff Smith and Todd David Miller’s listing for The Agency New Canaan. “It was basically left as a picture frame,” Smith told Mansion Global when the seller bought the property for $4.95 million in 2012. “They did pretty much everything. It was really a passion job. They oversaw every detail, hand in hand with the architects and designers.”

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A marble bar room adjoins the living room, according to the listing, and there’s also an office and a “reading room,” both with fireplaces, tall windows, and French doors that open onto the grounds.

In this same wing of the house, a circular staircase of a two-story library with glass bookshelves leads to the wine cellar downstairs and the primary suite upstairs. In addition to the primary suite with living room and dual bathrooms and closets, the second floor has his five ensuite bedrooms.

The main level also includes a formal dining room, kitchen and family room, and a spacious gym with floor-to-ceiling windows, according to the listing. Located on the ground floor, the windows overlook the hotel’s 24 basement showrooms.

“The most attractive feature of this property is the basement showroom. It’s amazing,” says Smith. “The owner is a car collector, so it was only natural. It’s a rare feature.”

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The sprawling grounds, with terraces and fountains, were landscaped by architect Doyle Herman Associates, according to marketing materials. Stairs from the back of the home lead to an in-ground pool and patio area overlooking the property’s pond. Other outdoor amenities include tennis courts.

Records show the property went public for $15 million in early 2021 before being removed from the market. The seller could not be reached for comment.

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