(PHOTO: House porn. Two story family room looking out over the Long Island Sound.)
A six bedroom, 7.5 bath Grace Church Street mega mansion has sold for $12.75 million dollars. The property, with 1100 feet of waterfront, and indoor and and outdoor pool, a tennis court and myriad of other features, According to one report, a local family bought the home using a LLC. I'm here waiting for the house warming party invite…
The listing description from Douglas Elliman:
"408 Grace Church Street – Rye, New York
Live your dream at this rare property with 1100 feet of direct waterfront on the Long Island Sound in Rye, NY. Wake up to a stunning sunrise and morning swim in your pool overlooking the Sound. Play tennis on your court nestled by the sea to top off a perfect morning. Dock your boat on your own private peninsula. This extraordinary home is perfect for entertaining, 12- and 14-foot ceilings throughout, unparalleled attention to detail. Designed by architects Shope, Reno and Wharton, offering waterfront views from almost every room. Enter into the living room featuring a fireplace with a 300-year old imported marble fireplace surround. The formal dining room includes a 22-foot long glass-wall looking into the temperature controlled wine room. Double-height cherry wood paneling in family room and a wall of windows is breathtaking. Imported Honduran mahogany lines the study. The lower level includes indoor pool, fitness room, additional family room and more. This masterpiece awaits!"
Our favorite part is in another listing of amenities it was "close to bus". Just thinking… these folks won't be taking the bus and probably would not care if their local bus stop was axed. Also, they will need to save that bus fare for the annual tax bill: $183,072.
A couple years ago, the home was featured on Open House NYC, a local TV show that details over the top real estate. Interestingly, the show video refers to the sale price as $22 million.
The listing price history shows the house went on the market back in March 2015 for the $22 million amount, before selling this July at the $12.75 million.
And here is another house porn video from the listing agent:
Who sold it for the sellers? Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Stacey Oestreich and Nancy Strong.
Who bought it for the lucky family? Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Ellen Stern.