By Michael Dinan
After decades of dormancy and wide speculation on prospective buyers, the famed Huguette Clark property at 104 Dan’s Highway now has a buyer.
“Le Beau Château” as it’s known, was constructed in 1937 and sits on a 52-acre estate, according to a website dedicated to the property and overseen by New Canaan’s Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild.
The listing went to pending on Tuesday, Realtors say.
New Canaan Realtor Chris Sigg said: “After five years and five months on the market and a 33 percent price reduction, the famed Huguette Clark estate built in 1937 has now gone to contract. This 9-bedroom, 14,000-square-foot home is undoubtedly a lost treasure from a time of true grandeur. This was built the year that Amelia Earhart went missing and the Hindenburg exploded in New Jersey.”
It went onto the market in September 2008 at $24 million, and was lowered to $15.9 million, Realtors say. Total days on the market: 1,452.
The realty guild’s website says the property includes “a 10-estate lot subdivision and a grand French-style manor house.”
“Set amid open meadows and gentle streams, the property affords the utmost in seclusion and serenity,” it says. “Yet, it is less than a 60 minute drive from New York City and only six minutes from downtown New Canaan. At the center of the grounds stands Le Beau Château, a spectacular French château–style residence, reminiscent of the mansions in the Loire Valley.”