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Famous New Canaan Mansion Highlighted In Book Sells For $14.3 Million

Heiress Huguette Clark, purchased the nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in 1951.
Heiress Huguette Clark, purchased the nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in 1951. Photo Credit: Courtesy Barbara Cleary's Realty Guild

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The lavish French-style New Canaan manor that had been on the market for nearly a decade has sold for $14.3 million, according to New Canaan News.

The 52-acre estate, owned by Manhattan heiress Huguette Clark, who died in 1911, was purchased by DeLom LLC, according to the report. The property was originally listed for $15.9 million.

The estate was a highlight of the book “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune” by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. The book is about Clark’s life and her fortune, according to previous reports .

"The property was put on the market in 2005 with the price of $34 million," according to the New Canaan News report.

Clark, whose father W.A. Clark made some of his fortune in copper mining, purchased the nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom Le Beau Château in 1951 as a getaway, according to previous reports.

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