According to sources familiar with the deal and a trust in Jensen’s name, he and Danneel have purchased a mansion on Connecticut’s Long Island Sound for $9.375 million. The nine bedroom mansion was built in the 1920s. The 20 acre property was divided up into seven parcels.
In 2021, financier Marc Lasry paid $17.5 million for a century-old home with a Tudor-style boathouse directly on Connecticut’s Long Island Sound.
But his intention wasn’t to live on the 20-acre Fairfield property, which also had a poolhouse, a tennis court and other structures. Lasry already had a home in nearby Westport, and the high tax burden for the abandoned Fairfield property made it unrealistic: The tax bill was $583,280 in 2019, records show. “I mean, could you imagine?” Lasry said.
Still, as a resident of the area, he wanted to preserve the property’s history, and he knew developers were eyeing the land for condominiums. So the co-founder of hedge fund Avenue Capital Group scooped up the property and subdivided it into seven parcels. After building a private road and extensively renovating the main house, he put it on the market for $14 million.
Now the long-abandoned house will have a new resident at last. The nine-bedroom mansion on roughly 2.89 acres sold Monday for $9.375 million, said Andrew Whiteley of William Raveis Real Estate, one of the listing agents. The buyer is a trust tied to the actor Jensen Ackles, a co-star of the television series “Supernatural,” according to records and a person familiar with the deal. Ackles couldn’t be reached for comment.