Built in 1918, the Round Hill Road estate in Greenwich is on the market after a three-year renovation. The 521 Round Hill Rd. property, once owned by “the queen of mean,” Leona Helmsley has been listed for $65 million.
One of the Greatest Estates in Greenwich on over 40 high, open acres with panoramic views of Long Island Sound. Parklike rolling lawns are surrounded by grand specimen trees for the utmost in privacy.
The 9-bedroom estate has been described as “Set on a magnificent scenic crest of a breathtaking plateau that is often referred to as the most beautiful part of Greenwich, this unique estate has undergone major renovations over the past three years.”
The mansion was originally completed in 1918 for Daniel Grey Reid, a steel-and-banking magnate as a wedding present for his daughter, Rhea, and her husband, Henry Topping. It was designed by noted architect William Tubby with extraordinary quality, impressive scale and over 17,000 feet of completely renovated living space, state of the art systems, with the timeless character that the Great Estate deserves.
New Bourgogne limestone floors accent the center hall with banks of windows facing both east and west, antique marble fireplace, high ceilings and a phenomenal new staircase. 45 foot living room with a neo gothic romanesque style limestone fireplace with ionic columns, plaster tracery ceiling, and wide board teak floors. The library has a glorious fireplace and lit bookcases.
The Helmsley’s bought the property in 1983 and new owners bought it in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal.