Ever since reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark bought the 51.7-acre New Canaan estate “Le Beau Chateau” in 1951, the property has sat empty, save for a caretaker who lived in a small, separate residence. Ms. Clark, who died two weeks shy of her 105th birthday in 2011, setting off a bitter battle over who would inherit her $300 million estate, never even spent a night in the house, let alone moved in. Moreover, no one has been particularly eager to snatch the property up, at least not for the $34 million it tried for when it first hit the market nine years ago. Now, however, Le Beau Chateau may finally getting some new occupants—broker Barbara Cleary told the New Canaan News that a buyer has signed a contract to buy the estate, which was last asking $15.9 million. Read More
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