Deeds & Don'ts: Fairfield's Highest-Priced Home to Hit the Market

Deeds and Dont's: Sasco Hill Road Listing, Sasco PointThe highest-priced home ever to hit the town-of-Fairfield market—and, currently, the second-most expensive listing in the state—is a $62 million property along Sasco Hill Road with views over Long Island Sound. Called Sasco Point, this 20-acre property (including 1,850 feet of water frontage) once belonged to a Lehman Brothers’ COO who suffered a bit during the now-in-our-rear-view-mirror recession. The sale of the estate was delayed due to some tricky tax issues (we probably should mention here the annual tax bill is estimated at more than $500,000), but with that cleared up, it’s now advertised as “the most magnificent waterfront estate on the Connecticut Gold Coast.” Supporting that claim are gorgeous grounds and gardens, starting at a charming Gothic-Revival boathouse with stone steps leading down to the private sandy beach, moving on to the tennis courts for a quick set or two before setting up a lounge chair in the pavilion overlooking the pool. Further diversions: a post-and-beam barn with stables, a five-bedroom guesthouse and a Victorian-style gatehouse. The circa-1923, 17,000-square-foot, gargoyle-adorned brick mansion also impresses, offering 10 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Victoria Fingelly of Nicholas Fingelly Real Estate has the listing. 

Deeds and Dont's Sasco Hill Road Listing Sasco Point waterside

A version of this article appeared in the May 2015 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Outside Influences.