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.