Take a Look Inside the Most Expensive House EVER Sold! (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Apr 16, 2014 Home & Garden

copper beech farmMove over Queen of Versailles, owner of the biggest house in America. Here's something even more exciting: The most expensive single-family home in the U.S. just sold for $120 million. Known as Copper Beech Farm, this estate sits on the waterfront of tony Greenwich, Connecticut. It includes an enormous, 13,000-square-foot landmark house that was built over 100 years ago, so you can't even call it a tacky McMansion. I mean, you could if you wanted to just because you're being eaten alive by your envy, but that would be inaccurate.

Would you like to see what a $120 million house looks like? Well get ready to see that and more, because this property isn't just about the house. There's much, much more. Let's sneak in and have a look, shall we?

  • Copper Beech 'Farm' Has a Big Ol' House

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    The main house has 13,519 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (only?), 2 powder rooms, fireplaces all over the damn place, a dumbwaiter straight from your childhood dreams, a balcony, a porch, dressing rooms ... I could go on, but you get the idea. It was built in 1898, and it's a landmark. It's very fancy.

  • It's Not So Much a House as a Compound

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    Did we say house? It's that and so much more. This 50-acre waterfront estate includes almost a mile of shoreline, walled gardens, a 75-foot pool with spa, beach, tennis court, stone cottage with matching carriage house, and more.

  • Did We Mention 2 Islands?

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    That's right. This doesn't just come with one private island, it comes with two. Because that's how fancy this compound is. I'm assuming Island Numero Dos is somewhere out of the frame here.

  • Built-Ins Galore

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    I don't know, do the ceilings seem a little low to you? And I just don't think those windows are going to let in enough light, especially with those trees there. Haha, joking. Would you please look at all that woodwork in this library you could do cartwheels in?

  • The View From the Swimming Pool

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    ... is magnificent. Of course.

  • There's a Greenhouse, Natch

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    People who live in glass houses shouldn't cast stones. But people who own glass houses but don't live in them can cast as many stones as they damn well please, especially if they're standing far away from it, which is easy to do on this estate. I'm assuming this is the "farm" part of Copper Beach Farm. Ell Oh Ell.

  • The Flower Bower That'll Make You Cry

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    That is effin' gorgeous, and by effin' I mean effervescent, obviously. Will the new owners even appreciate this effect? Will they even SEE it? They'd better!

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