Another day, another $20M+ listing for you to feast your eyes upon. The onetime home of value investor Christopher H. Browne recently entered the market with an ask of $28.5M. Built in 1998, the Boris Baranovich-designed five-bedroom sits south of the highway on a whopping 8.3 acres and offers "open lawns, vistas, allèes, and flower gardens [that] interplay with a unique labyrinth of sculptured pathways and berms." The requisite heated gunite pool also makes an appearance as does a pool house, tennis court, barn, and a man-made lotus pond.
As for the house itself, let's cue the broker-babble:
"...built by Trunzo Contracting, Inc. in 1998, the residence features a classic stucco exterior, marble floors and hand-carved millwork. Dramatic entrance foyer with inlaid wood floor, living room with crown moldings and fireplace, paneled library with fireplace and wet bar, gracious drawing room, and dining room with fireplace."There's also additional staff quarters that include a separate stairwell, living room, a pair of bedrooms and baths. The interiors seem to have fallen victim to the granny chic look that we absolutely detest, but if you're going to shell out almost $30M for a summer house, we suspect you can spring for an interior decorator. · Listing: Chateau Amorois [Brown Harris Stevens]