Historic House Listings

Sold. Chateau Ridge or Ream Chateau, Circa 1927. Almost five acres in Connecticut. $25,000,000

May 18, 2019

Well, this left me speechless! Chateau Ridge was built in 1927. It is located on 4.66 acres in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hard to believe, but a few decades ago this was a severely neglected property and most thought it was too far gone! I did some digging to see who owned it and brought it back to life.

In the 1980’s Vince Camuto decided to leave New York City behind and to move into the country. He was the creative director of Nine West and later CEO of Camuto Group, a fashion company that makes ready to wear clothing and shoes for major retailers. He lives in this mansion with his wife Louise, and their son, Phillip. The Camutos are collectors and the mansion looks like a museum.

The home has extraordinary gardens, a pool, hot tub and grotto. There is a pool house with two bathrooms. The property has tennis courts and a tennis house. I have never heard of a tennis house. There is also a two bedroom guest house. Eleven bedrooms, eighteen bathrooms, and 16,301 square feet. $25,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


Spectacular Great Estate, the Ream Chateau close to Round Hill Rd renovated, expanded by Jim Xhema & decorated to an amazing standard with a glorious courtyard, exceptional gardens, extraordinary pool & hot tub and grotto, poolhouse with 2 new baths, stone tennis house w/ bath, luxurious 2 BR guest house. Lovely pergola at rear courtyard.  Memorable Great room with 40 foot ceiling with fiber optic stars. Imported antique panelling, special floors. Antique library panelling by Grinling Gibbons. Beamed Center Great Hall is 91 ft long, fabulous staircases, sumptuous master suite – hall of mirrors dressing room, oval sittng room, panelled study; 3rd floor suite with exercise room, steam room & bedroom. Completely unique & special! Adjoins 14 acre Land Trust. Additional 23.34 acres available.

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