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Reno'd English Manor in Connecticut Countryside Asks $20M

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Location: Greenwich, Conn.
Price: $20,000,000
The Skinny: A complete renovation and expansion of a 1929 home, this English country manor sits on five acres of land in pricey Khakum Woods, an exceedingly exclusive neighborhood that was once part of the extensive estate of famed New York architect I. N. Phelps Stokes. Linden Court, as the home is now known, was stripped to the studs and rebuilt by luxury builders Xhema, with interior work by David Easton. An impressive modern pedigree, to be sure, but the home's $20M asking price (down $5M from the original ask, yet still nearly $10M over the highest sale price of nearby homes) has stirred debate—not to mention genteel snarking—among those residing in the rarefied air of Greenwich real estate circles. Which, "po-tay-to, po-tah-to", it's a huge sum of money either way.

· 218 Clapboard Ridge Rd. [Sotheby's International Realty via Architectural Digest]