This Private Island Features a $100 Million Gilded Age Mansion

This Private Island Features a $100 Million Gilded Age Mansion

One of the country’s last family-owned Gilded Age mansions is now on the market—but it’ll set you back a whopping $100 million. Complete with its own beach, polo field, and yacht dock (which can accommodate a 100-foot yacht!), this Darien, Connecticut home is part of Great Island.

This 60-acre plot of land boasts scenic views of the Long Island Sound, and the dwelling itself boasts 10 bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There’s also a guest house, a 19th century farmhouse, a caretaker’s cottage, and a seaside cottage on the property. Photo credit: Jam Press This expansive estate also includes its own equestrian facilities, designed by Rafael Gustavino, a Spanish building engineer who is best known for his work on Grand Central Terminal. The facilities include indoor and outdoor riding rings, an 18-stall granite stable, an aforementioned polo field, riding trails, and numerous fields.

Built in 1902, this property was originally owned by baking powder entrepreneur William Ziegler—and it has remained in the Ziegler family ever since. He used it as a summer home.

This Gilded Age mansion has a dark backstory, as this island is the place Charles Lindbergh Jr.’s mother escaped to following the kidnapping and subsequent death of her 20-month-old son.

If you’re interested in buying this property, you can find the listing here , which is held by Jennifer Leahy of Douglas Elliman.

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