The neighborhood of Byram, a densely populated, beak-shaped square mile bounded by Long Island Sound on one side and the Byram River on the other was originally developed in the 19th century for Italian, Slovak, Polish and German immigrants who worked the foundries and factories along the river, the community is often more closely linked with Port Chester, N.Y., its similarly postindustrial neighbor on the opposite shore. Byram has been known by many names since the colonial times and prior to being renamed Byram in 1947 it was known as East Port Chester.
The Byram neighborhood demographically speaking is not to be confused with Byram Shore Road which is just south of the town center. Below the highway, Byram Shore Road follows the shoreline. This avenue dates to the era of the great industrialists, and their grand “summer cottages,” some hidden behind gates, are still interspersed among newer palatial properties. There are many historical properties in that neighborhood, with many built in the late 1800’s with a number of these on the state and federal list of historical properties.
This home was built in 1916 and without a visit to the Greenwich county archives, I do not know who the original architect is. But this is a fine home standing at almost 13,000 square feet. The six-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been recently renovated and sits on three acres, including 440 feet of shoreline.
In 1990 the mansion was sold to Alan and Stephanie Glazer who sold it to a Tom Ward Jr.(trustee) in February of 2000. Then three months later it was sold to Bob Weinstein for $16 Million+ dollars. Richard Koenigsberg who is a board member at The Weinstein Co is also on record at the Greenwich County assessors office.
I hope they get the $32 Million as so many luxury estates are selling for as much as half off these days even with the markets coming up.