This is the Greenwich, CT estate of Robert M. Steinberg and his wife Suzanne L Steinberg. Mr. Robert M. Steinberg is a retired executive of the firm Bear Stearns.
This magnificent estate is grandly poised on its own six acre peninsula rimmed by the sparkling waters of Long Island Sound. The home was built in 1939 and had 13,923 square feet, but additions were added on when the home was purchased in 1998 for $15,000,000, which brought the total living space to 25,000 square feet. Additionaly, a seperate lot was added on making the lot size 5.80 acres. The property was taken off the market in 2010 after being listed for sale at a price of $50,000,000. The land is owned by the same owner, but taxed seperately. The main home is currently valued at $12,721,800 and has property taxes of $128,617 a year.
A spectacular testament to the gilded age the home is located in the private community of Indian Harbor, a gated sanctuary only minutes from town. A long commanding drive is a perfect prelude to the palatial elegance that is this brick Georgian, one of the most important waterfront properties in the country. This is a home with a history as dazzling as its distinguished setting. The residence was originally constructed for a captain of industry by the renowned firm of Polhemus and Coffin Architects. Through the years other prominent families including the Donald Trumps have called this landmark, home. The present owners have indulged in extensive remodeling and additions, taking the compound to new levels of luxury and refinement.The splendorous entrance, one of the most significant, privately owned thresholds in the world, is a three-story chandelier lit rotunda anchored by a butterfly stairway. The stairway flanks an arched passage opening to the library a room distinguished by antique paneling, a marble fireplace, built-ins and French doors rolling forth views of the full length terrace, pool, putting green, manicured lawn and sensational 180 water vistas. For additional fun there is also an all-weather tennis court.Floors of hardwood, deep feather moldings, exotic marbles, carved wooden fireplace mantelpieces and towering ceilings are found throughout. The embassy-sized dining room is made radiant by a magnificent chandelier, antique fireplace and china display cabinets illuminating the room in a soft warm glow. This room with its banquet table, large enough to comfortably seat 18, is the focal point of the homes formal entertaining.An amazing perspective of size and impression, the living room exudes an atmosphere of regality and charm with its majestic space, 19th century fireplace and intricate zillwork. The solarium is an uplifting place.
By Turneasterne @ 2012-01-12 10:25:17