An authentic castle has found a buyer in Greenwich, Connecticut. The more than 100-year-old fort sold for more than $10 million in an all-cash deal after four months with its current listing brokerage — and years after being on and off the market, along with many others. It was last listed for $10.39 million.
“No house of this size and grandeur is located within a 5-minute drive from downtown Greenwich and only 45 minutes from Manhattan,” said Douglas Elliman listing agent Stephanie Bo Lee, representing both sides of the deal. 17 Hemlock Drive In April, it sought $11.8 million at the time. According to Lee, the 14-bedroom property is “the largest castle in Greenwich” and “unlike most other palaces that have darkly colored small rooms or have a medieval feel to its interior, Hemlock has luxuriously sized rooms and floor-to-floor rooms.” There are ceiling windows that fill the house with natural light.”
Douglas Elliman could not disclose the new buyer because of the NDA. Its former owner, Ms. Fong, bought the property in 2017 and sold it to move it closer to her children, who are moving away for school. Among her favorite features of palace life was its built-in insulation: the stone structure retains warmth in winter and cool in summer, she previously told the Post via Lee.
Built in 1913, the 17-bathroom complex was originally called Freestone Castle and was built by principal architect James C. Green and Israel Putnam, a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War general of the same name. He was known to ride the streets of Greenwich to warn residents of an impending attack by the British. Over the years, its owners have included Harry H. Frazzy, former owner of the Boston Red Sox, best known for trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees.
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The royalty-worthy home is perched on a sequined spire and features both ornate wood and stone craftsmanship, and modern comforts, including a “deluxe aerial yoga hammocks,” a gym with eight fireplaces, a stone porch, and a gym. Grill and in a screening room. Situated on 4.18 acres of “park-like grounds,” the main residence measures 13,500 square feet. There is also a carriage house and a staff apartment on the property – each 3,400 square feet.