Shoe Guru Vince Ca­muto is Sell­ing His CT Es­tate for $25M

The Jewish Voice - - NEW YORK - By Mark Sny­der

The lux­u­ri­ous Green­wich, Con­necti­cut es­tate of suc­cess­ful shoe de­signer Vince Ca­muto has hit the mar­ket for $25 mil­lion, through list­ing agent David Ogilvy. Ca­muto gained pop­u­lar­ity for his line of shoes named af­ter him­self, and for co-found­ing the footwear com­pany Nine West. In the 1980s, he de­cided to move out of New York City to a more ru­ral area and pur­chased this crum­bling house, which he saw as a “di­a­mond in the rough.” Decades later, the once di­lap­i­dated dwelling is a glo­ri­ous man­sion. Known as Ream Chateau, the house ex­pands across 16,000-square-foot and con­tains 11 bed­rooms, 14 baths, and seven half-baths.

Ca­muto used his eye for de­sign to dec­o­rate the home. He re­ferred to him­self as a "frus­trated ar­chi­tect and his­to­rian.” Ac­cord­ing to Re­al­tor.com, “There’s the great room with a 20-foot ceil­ing and fiberop­tic stars. The li­brary fea­tures an­tique pan­el­ing, and the beamed cen­ter great hall is 91 feet long. There’s also a ‘sump­tu­ous’ mas­ter suite that in­cludes a dress­ing room and an oval sit­ting room. A third-floor suite in­cludes a gym and steam room. There's plenty more to en­joy on this 4.6-acre spread. Along with a court­yard with per­gola, there are gar­dens, a pool and spa with grotto, a pool house, a ten­nis house, and a two-bed­room guest­house. The man­sion ad­joins a 14-acre land trust, and an ad­di­tional 23 acres are avail­able for sale sep­a­rately.”

Ca­muto, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 78, was con­sid­ered the mas­ter of cre­at­ing af­ford­able footwear that ap­pealed to the masses. He part­nered with sev­eral other la­bels, in­clud­ing Ba­nana Repub­lic, BCBG and Tory Burch. Be­fore launch­ing his own line, he sold the Nine West Group to Jones Ap­parel Group for close to $900 mil­lion.

Shoe de­signer Vince Ca­muto’s es­tate known as Ream Chateau, is on the mar­ket for $25 mil­lion. (Photo Credit: Re­al­tor.com)

The man­sion sits on sprawl­ing glo­ri­ous grounds. (Photo Credit: Re­al­tor.com)

Aerial view of Ream Chateau. (Photo Credit: Re­al­tor.com)

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