Don Imus’s Wesport Home Sells For $14.4 Million

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Don and Deirdre Imus' waterfront Westport estate. (Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)

Don and Deirdre Imus’s waterfront Westport estate. (Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)

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.

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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.

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7 thoughts on “Don Imus’s Wesport Home Sells For $14.4 Million

  1. John Steel

    I’m thinking the $200,000 per year in property taxes might be part of the reason Imus sold. That is obscene – an annual property tax bill that will buy you a nice home in much of the USA.

  2. alan

    It amazes me that these old codgers with young wive ssomehow thing that living near the water is the fountain of youth. Now you see Imus wife looking old, his kid kind of blah, and Imus looking like Methusala, ratings through the floor, and all the little toys must be sold.

  3. Jake

    $30 million original asking price? Was this guy still drunk? $30 million to sit on a postage stamp next to a glorified swamp? ROFL !!!

  4. pete

    This shows how much the market in CT has fallen. And why may you ask. Higher income taxes. You can fault me if you want but it is reality. Remember takes its cut off the top – anywhere from 5+% to close to 7% so why live here.

    1. Joseph

      Actually, all it shows is that the home was priced too high at first. The sellers tore down the original house, so it’s impossible to make an apples-to-apples comparison, but the selling price represents a 7%+ per year return over the purchase price, and they still got well over $1,000 per square foot, rare even in the nicest sections of Fairfield County.

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