Built in 1914 at Quarry Farm, the Greenwich Estate where Perils of Pauline starred in many clips and serials for silent films in its younger years is now available for purchase. Before the feature film would begin, there would be a clip starring this home and focused on its mini star Pauline. At the time, Pauline was a true icon for women with her ability to take on the world in a way that women were not yet allowed.
The home is now listed on the market for $15.2 million because of its being tied to historical film and also for its unique features. Also, it is sold as one purchase with the three properties is the first time that buyers have had access to this kind of purchase here.
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Features of this Property
When you first arrive at the 6.3-acre property, you must first know that there are three homes within the estate, although two are only actually livable at the moment. When you first approach the property, you are greeted with a small cottage and then later the average-size home. It is quaint and simple but welcoming to those passing by. As you continue down the road, you will come to a tucked-in driveway that leads to the estate home of the property. The size of a lodge, this property offers construction as new as 1976 for the latest home.
In the main estate home, you are met with cathedral ceilings that span the home. It is like walking through decades of the past, but where time has stood still and embraced its original beauty. The back of this home has a four-car garage and the views overlook the outdoor garden on the estate. The first small cottage considers 2 beds and 1 bath, while the main home has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, while the 3rd home has been gutted internally. It is not currently livable, but it is a clean slate for the next buyer who wants to customize the property to their liking. The storage space on this property cannot be beat.
History of the Property
While it was the original film location for Perils of Pauline, it was also the site where the granite was provided to build the Brooklyn Bridge. While it is only minutes from Downtown Greenwich, there is also a part of it in New York. The property now overlooks the lake with access that is private and worth it in the summer months. There are also lots of wooded area on the property and trails for walking and exploring.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman