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Leona Helmsley's Former Manse Hits the Market Once Again

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The 40-acre Greenwich, Conn., manse that once belonged to the late billionaire Leona Helmsley has always had a torrid love affair with the market, first listed for $125M and eventually selling, after a series of embarrassing price chops, for $35M last October. But like all great romances, the 23,000-square-foot Dunnellen Hall just keeps coming back for more: the estate has just been relisted for 42.9M by its current owner, whose identity is unknown and who probably didn't even have time to move in. We've seen this beaut many times before, of course, but anytime anything hits the market for such an astronomical price tag we can't help but look inside again.

Standout features among Dunnellen Hall's 28 rooms include a 1,125-square-foot living room, an 86-foot-long gallery, and a wine cellar with tasting room. Other perks: a music room, a library with a 15th-centuray mantel, a formal dining room with original oak paneling, a staff area with six bedrooms, an indoor pool, and a 75-foot outdoor pool with a terrace and a cabana. A selection of furnishings belonging to the so-called "Queen of Mean" were auctioned off in April.

· Former Helmsley Home on the Block [WSJ]
· Dunnellen Hall listing [ via Homes of the Rich]
· Dunnellen Hall, Estate of the Day [Luxist]
· Six Inspired Furnishings From the Estate of the Queen of Mean [Curbed National]