The 52-acre Connecticut estate known as Le Beau Château—one of the many high-value real estate holdings of the late copper heiress Huguette Clark—may soon be subdivided under new ownership, after failing to sell intact. Currently listed for $15.9M, the estate was once publicly asking as much as $24M, but has seen swift price chops and some creative marketing following Clark's 2011 death. Now the listing touts an approved "10-estate lot subdivision"—which the city signed off on back in 2008—along with the Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker-designed nine-bedroom mansion, which, curiously enough, Clark never moved into during her 60 years of ownership. Hopefully, the main house will not suffer demolition following a sale, but subdivision developers are generally not inclined to rehabilitate historic mansions.
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· After Decades of Buyer's Remorse, Huguette Clark Lists Estate [Curbed National]
· All Huguette Clark coverage [Curbed National]
· Great Gatsby Mansion Beaten Ceaselessly Into The Ground [Curbed National]