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Inside the Proper Home of the Not-So-Proper Don Imus

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On April 1, 2009—nearly two years to the date after the Rutgers University women's basketball team controversy and the "nappy-headed hos" comment that launched a thousand angry ships—Don Imus put his massive Westport, Conn., estate on the market for $30M. But history is not kind to loose-tongued radio hosts with a propensity to piss people off, and thus Imus failed to sell the waterfront compound as quickly as he had hoped. After a couple of rounds of de-listing and re-listing it, Imus put the six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot mansion back on the market for $24.95M in January 2011 and just this March PriceChopped it to an all-time low: $19.9M.

What's in store for those rifling around the sale section? A beachy, if buttoned-up, Georgain Revival-style main house that the Imuses built in 2000, plus 215 of beach frontage, a two-bedroom guest house, and a gatehouse. There's no pool—which is, as The Real Estalker points out, strange for this price point.

· 106 Beachside Ave., Westport, Conn. [Zillow]
· Don Imus Gives it Another Go in Connecticut [The Real Estalker]
· All Don Imus coverage [Curbed National]