Saturday, January 25, 2014

Homes of the Infamous Formerly Rich

In my Connecticut days, Round Hill Road in Greenwich was an admirable address. Today, according to one Greenwich realtor, not so much.
One of the gaudy estates is owned by a hedge fund kingpin now residing in prison; others belong to a real estate investor just coming out of prison and an investment adviser who steered his clients and their billions to Bernard L. Madoff. Then, to cap it off, a guy in an 8,000-square-foot mansion is charged with crushing his wife’s skull in with a baseball bat.

This is “Rogues Hill Road,” or so Mr. Fountain has called this 3.5-mile stretch of asphalt. “All these aspirational schnooks came out here thinking that they had really made it,” said Mr. Fountain, a real estate broker, blogger and lifelong Greenwich resident. “But then the tide went out and what you are left with is a bunch of crooks.”
More than 40 Greenwich homes are on the market for at least $10 million. Make an unreasonable offer.

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