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French colonial could break Darien sale price record

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If you’re hunting for a waterfront home that will get the neighbors talking, a French country manor on Long Neck Point Road is a conversation starter with an historic background and price tag.

Listed at $30 million, the 17,000-square foot home at 188 Long Neck Point Rd. could be this highest-priced home to sell in Darien’s history, if it sells as is.

Appraised in 2008 at just under $13 million, the home sits on 3.78 acres and includes nearly 400 feet of shoreline and a deep water dock. The home hit the market on Friday, July 19.

The home features 17 total rooms, including eight bedrooms, seven fireplaces, a half moon-shaped pool, and a detached pool house.

The original home was built in late 1800s, and its interior has been extensively renovated while keeping true to the original exterior facade.

The home is listed by three Halstead agents — Chris Merritt, Judi McCarty and Janet Olmsted.

The most expensive home sold in Darien went for more than $20 million when a buyer found a home at Contentment Island that was not for sale. The home had been appraised at $11.6 million and was purchased by a Delaware-based limited liability company that has the same local address as Graham Capital Management, a hedge fund founded by Ken Tropin.

More info: halstead.com

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