May 13, 2021

House of the Week: Vince and Louise Camuto’s Connecticut Chateau Complete With Two Mazes Hits Market [EXCLUSIVE]

In addition to his successful multibillion-dollar retail businesses, the late shoe king Vince Camuto was also known for his passion for renovating big mansions with his wife Louise — and their sprawling Greenwich, Conn., French chateau-style home was no exception.
The 16,301-square-foot, early 20th century estate, known as Chateau Ridge, which Nine West cofounder Camuto bought in the mid-Eighties, has just hit the market, asking $25 million, WWD has learned.
Born-and-bred New Yorker Camuto told Harper’s Bazaar in 2011 that the house was virtually a wreck when he bought it, so he set about restoring it, filling it with his collection of 17th- and 18th-century art.
And the results of the renovations of the opulent 11-bedroom, 17-bathroom estate certainly won’t disappoint fans of French-inspired architecture if the listing pictures are anything to go by. The mansion is surrounded by not one but two mazes to look like chateaux in France, while inside there is a hall of mirrored closets modeled on the Palace of Versailles.
It seems that no expense was spared on the estate, with the main courtyard made out of reclaimed cobblestones from New York City, while the limestone fireplaces on the main floor were imported from a French monastery.
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