Everyone liked this house when it debuted on the market around Labor Day, which is why it's not at all surprising that the property sold immediately. Even the $24.9M asking price seemed reasonable: waterfront acres on the pond go for $8-9M apiece lately, and you get four acres plus house with this property. And so it proved—the place sold for $24.7M.
The grounds are spectacular, with a sunken tennis court and pool, pool house, spa, playground for kids, and outdoor fireplace. The house itself is a whopping 13,900sf, with 11 bedrooms and 12.5 baths in all. The bedrooms are arranged in clusters, ideal for an extended family. Three are on the main floor with a common sitting room and kitchenette; then there's the master with office, terrace and wet bar. Then there are four more bedrooms with another common room for playing, sitting, or TV watching. Three more bedrooms are tucked away and could be used for staff or the family members you don't like as much.
Congrats to the new owners: you made a smart buy.
· Georgica Pondfront [Saunders]