The late Leona Helmsley’s Greenwich, CT estate, dubbed Dunnellen Hall, has been thrown back onto the market for an optimistic $42,900,000. If you recall, the home was sold back in October of 2010 for $35,000,000. The 40+ acre estate was first put on the market for a hefty $125 million back in April of 2008. The home then went through numerous price reductions and was last listed at $55,000,000 early last year. The 22,000 square foot, 28-room mansion was built in 1918  for New York City financier Daniel G. Reid as a gift for his daughter. It was purchased in 1983 by Mrs. Helmsley and her husband Harry for $11,000,000. It boasts  14 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, large reception hall with 86-foot gallery, exquisite gardens, 75-foot outdoor swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. Do you think the new owner will get the $7,900,000 profit they’re looking for?

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  • Daniel

    I guess that’s one way to make $8 million in 8 months. I’d be surprised if they got more than they paid for it.




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    • Bryan in CLT

      Agreed…fat chance they will make a profit.




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    • george

      I completely agree. I had been a car dealer in an earlier life. No one ever came into one of my stores and offered MORE than sticker price, so for them to ask a little more than they paid, is the logical thing to do. Remember to break even there is an extra real estate commission to deal with.




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  • Benz

    Finally, they bought the price down from 100 million




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  • Grrrowler

    Agreed that I doubt the seller will make $8 million over what they paid. Like Daniel said, anyone who was in the market for a $125/$73/$55/$35 million dollar house is already aware of this place an didn’t already bite. It’s a great house, but there’s nothing to warrant a $1 million a month increase. Maybe the seller is buoyed by the sale of some of the super high-end sales in LA and NYC and wants to get in on the action.




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  • Brian

    Mel Gibson’s Old Mill Farm in Greenwich went for around $24M, on about 75 acres, with museum grade architecture, interiors, and gardens. So even at $35M, this place was STILL overpriced. But they are probably hoping for Russian billionaires or such, with little concept of value.




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  • NOVA Ben

    I agree with everyone here, this makes no sense at all. Why someone would scoop this place up after years of sitting on the market, and then ask for several million more, in THIS real estate market, is beyond me.




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  • Mak

    I think this place is haunted, and thats why they’re selling it.

    Besides…it doesn’t have a koi pond like Chiltern, and that place is WAYYYY nicer than this place…




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  • JohnnyB

    I worked at the estate for about 7 years. Someone did commit suicide in the house about 50 yrs ago, so whether or not its haunted I dont know. Ive been in the house a lot at night and never saw anything strange, even though it is creepy at night. Helmsley did little or no upkeep on the house in her later years. Sure it has a tennis court, but has no net, and needs to be resurfaced. The bathrooms needed to be updated as well as the enormous kitchen. It did have a koi pond, they put it in specifically for Leona when she was alive. I think the new owners took it out which was dumb, it really was beautiful. Rumor has it that the owners think its haunted and refuse to move in. You can not see any views of LI sound from any window in the house. You have to go to the roof, and even so, not much can be seen. Maybe 100 yrs ago, but not now. They really bought a 35MM fixer upper.




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