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Staid Connecticut mansion hosted wild parties: $10.95M

House of the Week: from Curbed.com
Published on Aug 20, 2012

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Given its location in sleepy northwestern Connecticut and the staid architecture, it might be hard to imagine that this columned mansion once hosted wild parties attended by society playboys and Barbizon girls. Completed in 1906 by an heir to the Colgate toothpaste fortune for the modern equivalent of $43 million, the estate known as Filston remained in the Colgate family until, by 1938, it had passed to Romanian expat Edgar Ausnit, who escaped the Nazis and brought his massive fortune (derived from the steel and munitions industries) to this sleepy corner of Connecticut.

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