There was a time when the residence of one of the biggest billionaires of New York City and a real estate investor, Leona Helmsley (Queen of Mean), was said to be one of the most expensive mansions in the United States, But now, the Connecticut based mansion called, Dunnellen Hall is said to be up for sale again, with an asking price that is less than half of the original listing of $125 million for the mansion. The property has been up for sale for the last three years and even with repeated attempts by real estate agents to cut the asking price, the mansion still hasn’t changed hands yet. However, as per sources a mystery buyer has in fact decided to buy the property, but has brought the asking price down to $55 million.
The Dunnellen Hall is located on 40 acres of private land and comes with an enormous 52 foot indoor swimming pool along with 26 rooms. In addition, the mansion also has 70 foot outdoor swimming pool that equally compliments a fountain, a koi pool with a waterfall, a wine cellar, a theater, tennis courts and two guest cottages. The property was initially purchased by the Helmsleys in the year 1983 with a price tag of $11 million and the property as of now comes with an annual property tax of $183,000 an annum. The proceeds from the sale of the mansion will be given to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, an organization dedicated towards supporting health care and medical research.