The Top 10 Most Expensive Houses on Sale in the USA

Photo by: Courtesy Christie's International Real Estate
Copper Beech Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut
Copper Beech Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut

Asking price: $190 M

Distress signals? Yes. Like so many

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Photo by: Courtesy Christie's International Real Estate
Copper Beech Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut
Copper Beech Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut

Asking price: $190 M

Distress signals? Yes. Like so many in the country, current owners John and Lauri Rudey are having trouble keeping up with mortgage payments. So the couple, who are heavily invested in the troubled timber industry, have decided to sell their 50 acre property in Greenwich, CT. The asking price is nearly five times the record price in town, $40.8 million for an 80 acre property on Conyers Farm Road.

Big draw: Although the house was built in 1898 for a co-founder of U.S. Steel, it's not so much the Gilded Era manse that accounts for the awe-inspiring price. It's the untouched waterfront estate, a rival to the Rockefellers' Kykuit compound in its well-situated proximity to New York-both are about a half hour from Grand Central via presidential motorcade, or ten minutes or so in a helicopter.

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Fri, Aug 2, 2013 5:01 PM EDT
These ten houses are the most expensive on sale in the 50 states. But is premium price a true reflection of historic value-or a signal of a fortune in financial distress?



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