The sumptuous Jacobean Greenwich mansion, also known as Dunellen Hall, is 21,987 sq ft and 40 beautiful acres, on the market for 800 days with periodic price reductions.   It remains one of the most expensive houses sold in the area.  The mansion is hidden from the road by hedges and a stone wall, and it is topped by a wire-mesh fence.  Address is 521 Round Hill Road.

Distant Long Island Sound views are one of the features.   Beautiful iron gates open to classic stone walls and the driveway is lined with ornate light posts.  The outside pool is 70’ long.  The 1,125 sq ft living room is 45’ long and has a massive carved stone fireplace, tracery ceiling, wide-board teak floors.  There is an 86’ long gallery and reception hall.  The library features a 15 C. fireplace mantle.  Featured are marble floors and limestone walls.  There are 7 upstairs bedroom suites, 6-bedroom staff area, and brick cottages on the property hold 6 more bedrooms.

The master suite has an onyx bath and wine cellar with tasting room.  The indoor pool is 52’ long and has living room areas next to it.  There is a $1mm dance floor, installed by the Helmsleys who purchased the property in 1983 for $11mm.

Both Helmsleys are deceased, and scandal-ridden.  The funds go to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.  Reports say that the home was purchased by a Trustee for a Greenwich Law Firm.  The home was built for steel and banking tycoon Daniel Reid’s daughter in 1918 for $1mm.  The property was the setting for a 1968 movie, ''A Lovely Way to Die,'' starring Kirk Douglas.

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