Designer Vince Camuto’s Chateau-Style Connecticut Mansion Is up for Auction

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Live like French royalty just an hour from Manhattan.  

If you're in the market for an incredible east coast castle, you're in luck. Chateau Ridge in Greenwich, Connecticut will go under the hammer starting August 12. 

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Built in 1927, the sprawling 16,301-square-foot property looks like a real-life castle plucked out from Normandy, complete with a grand stone facade accented by limestones, boxtree mazes, and a resort-style pool. 

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The incredible property was lovingly restored in 1984 by late fashion designer Vince Camuto, who's best known for co-founding shoe brand Nine West. Camuto and his wife Louise rescued the mansion—and the result was nothing less than spectacular. 

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The pair hired notable names for the restoration. Namely, builder Jimmy Xhema (who recently worked on Tommy Hilfiger's manor) and architect and interior designer Tony Ingrao. The garden, kitchen, and media rooms were designed by Daniel Romualdez, known for his designs of the Tory Burch stores. 

Inside, the 13-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion is packed with opulent finishes, original artwork, and antique details. Indoor highlights include some seriously unique features like the stunning "great room" which has a custom night-sky ceiling that soars 40 feet overhead with fiber-optic stars, a wood-paneled library, and the gold-leaf studded "hall of mirrors" dressing room inside the main bedroom, which is referred to as the "master sanctuary" in the listing. 

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The manicured grounds outside are no less spectacular. There's plenty of room to entertain on a grand scale, with a sunken stone-walled clay tennis court and a two-story tennis house, a resort-style waterfall grotto pool, formal gardens, and covered terraces. Close by, there’s a luxurious two-bedroom guest house, and five detached garages with space for seven cars. 

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It's a truly one-of-a-kind find. Interested buyers can make a beeline for the auction through conciergeauctions.com when bidding opens on August 12 or reach out to the listing's brokers at Compass, Shelly Tretter Lynch and Kimberly Johnson. There's no reserve but the property was previously offered for $26.5M. See you there?