Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.
Location: Greenwich, Conn.
The Skinny: An ardent philanthropist and horticulturalist who gave more than $140M to charity over her lifetime, Enid A. Haupt also, oddly enough, directed Seventeen magazine for nearly two decades. A scion of the powerful Annenberg publishing family, Haupt passed away in 2005 at the age of 99, leaving behind a Greenwich estate that better suited the buttoned-up heiress than the creative publisher. Set on 11 acres in Greenwich's coveted Round Hill, the 20-room Federal Revival mansion backs up onto a broad lawn and dotted with trees. While the more elaborate gardens were reserved for some of her biggest beneficiaries—like the New York Botanical Garden, which received some $34M from Haupt over her lifetime—there are a pair of modest greenhouses attached to an outbuilding. The elegant mansion, which features a motor court and flagstone patio, along with a swimming pool, is listed for $14M.
· The Splendor of 11 Acres on Round Hill [Sotheby's International Realty via Zillow]
· Enid A. Haupt, Philanthropist, Dies at 99 [NYT]