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Has Huguette Clark's Famously Unloved Chateau Finally Sold?

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It seems as if the New Canaan, Conn. estate of late copper heiress Huguette Clark has finally found a buyer after nearly a decade on the market. Not that it had gotten much love in the preceding half a century, as the famously reclusive dollhouse-obsessed old-money millionaire never spent a single night in the place after buying it in 1952 (to "get away from the horrors" of nuclear war, according to a great-half-nephew). New Canaan News reports a sale pending on the 1937 chateau-style home, and according to whispers picked up by the always entertaining Real Estalker, the interested party consists of fashion designer and former Coach exec Reed Krakoff and his wife, interior designer Delphine Krakoff, who just sold their Upper East Side mansion for an astounding $51M. Le Beau Chateau, as Clark's estate is called, was last listed at $15.9M after making the long, humbling climb down from an original ask of $34M. The nine-bedroom, eleven-fireplace, roughly 14,000-square-foot mansion sits on a 52-acre estate that was approved to be subdivided some years back, but according to the News, the buyers are "creative" types who intend to keep it intact, as well as restore and renovate both the residence and grounds. From the look of things, the interiors could really benefit from the touch of a design-versed power couple. See for yourself below:

· Huguette Clark's mansion's sale pending [New Canaan News]
· Your Mama Hears... [The Real Estalker]
· Huguette Clark's Legendary Estate Inches Closer to Subdivision [Curbed National]
· All Huguette Clark coverage [Curbed National]
· 104 Dans Highway [Official Site]