Once the estate of hotelier Leona Helmsley, Round Hill Manor is one of the most impressive homes in Greenwich, Connecticut, boasting sweeping views of the Long Island Sound from its perch atop a 500-foot-high bluff. The 17,600-square-foot home, built in 1916, has all the refinement of an old-world mansion: There’s a sunny center hall with an antique fireplace, limestone flooring, 12-foot ceilings, and an elegant central staircase. The living room features windows on three sides, teak flooring, and a plaster tracery ceiling. Other communal spaces include a formal dining room with travertine marble floors, a library with a picturesque bay window, and a kitchen with exquisite millwork—all finished with distinctive fireplaces. The master suite, which has three exposures, is on the second floor, as are six additional en suite bedrooms. Two more bedrooms and a game room make up the third floor. Outside, 40 acres of manicured rolling lawns compose the grounds, and a curved allée leads to the home itself. The original brick carriage house now serves as a guesthouse with two apartments. Listed for $49.9 million, this 17,603-square-foot home has 9 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 4 half baths.
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