The owner of a beautiful 4.3-acre residence in the wealthy American town Greenwich (which is in Connecticut, “the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States”) is willing to accept $BTC or $ETH as payment for the $6.5 million asking price.
Greenwich, which is “named after Greenwich, a royal borough of London in the United Kingdom”, is “a town in southwestern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.” It has a total population of around 63,000, and it is “home to many hedge funds and other financial services firms.”
The 187-year-old Greenwich farmhouse compound has been listed by Kevin Sneddon, who works for residential real estate firm Compass.
The listing for the $6,495,000 property (which is located at 241 Bedford Road, Greenwich, CT) states:
“Rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional Greenwich farmhouse compound. Steeped in history yet outfitted for modern living, this distinctive residence features unexpected modern amenities – including Lutron lighting & motorized shades, Porsche pinhole recessed lights & Swarovski fixtures, custom Missoni & Stark carpeting plus new windows, glass bead pool, custom stone terracing, property-wide WiFi & generator as well as HVAC with infrared air purification.
“The Levi Ireland house, a designated Greenwich Landmark with 5 bedrooms, is the centerpiece of this park-like 4.3 acre property – replete with rolling lawns, specimen trees, stone walls plus landscape lighting. There’s also a 3 bedroom carriage house, 1 bedroom cottage plus a vintage ”party barn”. SELLER WILL ACCEPT CRYPTOCURRENCY.“
According to a CNBC report published on Monday (May 2), listing agent Kevin Sneddon told CNBC during an interview:
“It’s not like a gimmick… Not only does my client hold a lot of cryptocurrency, she actively trades a fair amount of it on a daily basis.”
Not only is the seller willing to accept crypto (in addition to fiat, of course) as payment, according to Sneedon, “she’s not going to turn it over and convert it to anything else.” Instead, she is planning to “add it to her crypto portfolio.”
The report also mentions that “rhe fact that the seller in the Greenwich property will accept crypto at closing has brought more attention to the old home in the form of press and inquiries from intrigued potential buyers.”
Sneddon went on to say that the “private-minded” seller wishes to remain anonymous.
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