The photos below depict a charming looking building in Connecticut dating back to the 1890s, surrounded by a 50-acre property. But the unusual fact about this mansion is that it was currently listed for sale at a striking price tag of $190, officially making it the most expensive home in the US! According to Business Insider, Copper Beech Farm has 15,000 square feet of living space, 7,000 square feet of basement and attic space, and an 1,800-foot-long driveway. Other features include a grass tennis court, many gardens, apple orchard, greenhouses, 75-foot-long heated pool, and a carriage house.
The property currently belongs to magnate John Rudey, CEO and President of the American Forest Services, who admitted some further work has to be done in order to increase the functionality of te building: “Mr. Rudey, for example, had plans drawn up to design a kitchen off the dining room, as the main kitchen is in the basement, which was part of the staff quarters. There are old speaking tubes from pre-electricity days and sleeping porches, which were once used in warmer months before air conditioning was the norm“. Enjoy the virtual tour and tell us what you think!
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.