Secluded, yet just minutes from downtown Manhattan, this home in Greenwich, CT, was once the vacation retreat of President Donald Trump's longtime mentor and lawyer, Roy Cohn. Now, many years after Cohn's death, the property is back on the market, listed for $5.4 million.
The 6,500-square-foot, five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home sits on more than 2 wooded acres on the banks of a picture-perfect creek and waterfall.
It's hard to imagine the serene, English-style cottage was once home to the man recently featured on the cover of New York Magazine as "The Worst Human Being Who Ever Lived."
The 1910 property has been renovated by its current owners, who doubled the size of the living space, according to the listing agent, Joseph Barbieri. Barbieri has represented the home in a number of transactions after Cohn's ownership.
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Cohn purchased the Greenwich home, which was nestled next to a brook and waterfall, in the 1970s, and it quickly became the scene of legendary parties, which his friend Marvin Mitchelson recalled to People magazine in 1986.
"God, I remember the parties! Legions of people who worshiped or were awed by his supposed power," Mitchelson said.
In 1981, one of these parties was attended by writer Peter Manso, who described for Politico an on-the-rise Donald Trump giving him the hard sell on a Trump Tower condo while his wife, Ivana, and a table full of uber-rich socialites looked on.
Trump and Cohn met in 1973, when Trump was just 27 and his father, Fred Trump, was being sued by the Justice Department on charges of housing discrimination. The two became close confidants, with Cohn shaping much of the younger Trump's worldview and introducing him to self-described political dirty trickster Roger Stone, according to Manso.
Cohn first rose to national prominence in the '50s as chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy as he conducted televised hearings to out "communists" in media and the government.
"That was a beautiful house," Manso said. "Much too good for Roy."
Cohn died in August 1986 from complications from AIDS. He was 59.
In the years since Cohn's death, the parties slowed down, but the home remains a jewel in the Greenwich woods.
"It's an incredible estate," according to Barbieri. "The pool adjacent to the waterfall; the long, private driveway; the proximity to the city; and the privacy really make this a one-of-a-kind property."
There's plenty to love about this home, but if buyers are interested in nabbing Trump as a dinner guest, it might be a bit more tricky than it was back in the early '80s.
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