The waterfront Westport estate of radio and television personality Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre, sold for $14.4 million this week — less than half of the original asking price — according to Coldwell Banker Residental Brokerage, whose associates handled the sale.
The Imuses bought the property in 1997 for $4.6 million, razed the main house on the property, and completed construction on the existing home at 106 Beachside Ave. in 2000.
The couple listed their Connecticut home for $30 million in April 2009, and lowered that asking price to $24.95 million in January 2011, according to records available at Zillow.com. The price was further lowered to $19.9 million in March of this year.
The white clapboard Georgian Revival residence has more than 10,000 square feet, with six bedrooms and six and a half baths. One of the highlights of the four-acre property is 215 feet of private beach on Long Island Sound. The property also includes a carriage house with a six-car garage and a two-bedroom guest house.
“Beachside Avenue is such a sought-after address along Westport’s shoreline, and my clients specifically wanted a waterfront property. They were truly captivated by the views and estate feel of this exceptional home,” said Emily Gordon, who handled the transaction with Darlene Letersky out of Coldwell Banker’s Westport office.