The Most Expensive Home on the Market
- Real Estate
- Published on Thursday, 27 February 2014 07:34
- Joanne Wallenstein
Perhaps Scarsdale's premier home, 2 Cooper Road, is on the market today –-- priced to reflect its grandeur, history, acreage and location. Some of you toured this house last summer when top interior designers it transformed it to a show house for NY Cottages and Gardens Magazine.
The 27-room Colonial Revival mansion that was built in 1914 features a grand stairway and rooms for every occasion, including a game room, a music room, a library, an upstairs family room with built-in bar, and a third floor with spacious accommodations for staff or guests. In addition there is a guesthouse, a pool, a tennis court and a 5-car garage. There are 12 bedrooms, 8 full and 3 partial baths and nine fireplaces in 14,725 square feet of interior space. Home of the Berger family for 60 years, this iconic house is sited on 3.75 acres atop a hill on Cooper Road, fronted by a majestic fountain and a rolling green lawn.
Sol Berger purchased the house in 1953 from Jack Wasserman a NYC dress manufacturer for less than $100,000. Berger founded and ran a shirt manufacturing company in Woodbury, Tennessee where his company eventually grew to employ 2,200 people. Additional plants were opened and at one time numbered 20 factories. According to his obituary Berger had a deep impact on the lives of his employees:
According to the Cannon Courier, "It is estimated that Mr. Berger was directly responsible for pumping approximately $200 million into the economy of Cannon County (Tennessee) in the form of payroll checks alone. In today's dollars, that would amount to more than $200 billion. This made it possible for one to see new washing machines on the front porches of homes in every section of the county in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Later we saw new homes, shiny new cars and pickup trucks everywhere. Television antennae were growing from every rooftop. Inside plumbing, add-on rooms and new appliances and new furniture were enjoyed in almost every home....There is not a single home in the county that was not affected by the presence of Colonial Corporation of America. Families were able to send their children to college. The quality of life of most of our people vastly improved due in part to the economic growth caused by the presence of Colonial Corporation of America."
Berger sold the company in the 1960's and then went into investing in real estate. He died in 2009 and is survived by two daughters, Renee and Sandye Berger, and their children and grandchildren.
Fit for today's version of royalty, the house is priced at $16,500,000, making it the most expensive house on the market in Scarsdale. For more information about this exceptional home, contact Dawn Knief and Mary Katchis of Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty in Scarsdale.
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