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Grey Goose honcho’s lavish Greenwich estate — with 35-car garage — back on market for $28.5M as owner plans Fla. move

A captivating mansion and car lover's dream is hitting the market for a pricey $28.5M in Greenwich, CT.
A captivating mansion and car lover's dream is hitting the market for a pricey $28.5M in Greenwich, CT.

He’s hoping to make another splash in the market.

A liquor industry bigshot who helped create Grey Goose vodka in the late 1990s — bringing Jägermeister to America before that — is re-listing his lavish Greenwich, Conn. estate for $28.5M, nearly two years after putting it up for sale for $33.5 million.

John Frank, 70, former vice chairman of Sidney Frank Importing Company, is preparing to part ways with the jaw-dropping 19-acre compound. He will be moving to Florida.

The secluded paradise is located at 97 Pecksland Road in the mid-country section of the ritzy NYC suburb.

Described as “a car collectors dream” for its 35-car garage, the 2009-completed 10-bedroom Georgian-style pad is the work of Paul Marchese, former chief architect at the original World Trade Center and longtime local.

It “was one of the smaller underground garages in Greenwich that Marchese has built,” Frank told Mansion Global.

The estate has two pools plus a two-bedroom pool house. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
The estate has two pools plus a two-bedroom pool house. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
Charming offices are included in the space. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
Charming offices are included in the space. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
The mansion is known for gorgeous bedroom layouts. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
The mansion is known for gorgeous bedroom layouts. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens

The booze mogul’s friends would even tease him over it, he said.

“They said, ‘Oh, John, you’ve shown such admirable restraint by building a garage of this size.’”

Cars aside, the three-story 97 Pecksland also features a golf simulator and a “generous wine cellar” plus tasting room. It includes a kennel room that can hold up to three large dogs, along with a beautifully finished bar, sitting room, offices, gym and elegant double-staired entry foyer.

There is also a separate pool house that has two bedrooms and an “entertaining space” near the property’s not one, but two aquatic treasures. The entire compound can comfortably host up to 250.

“We spared no expense because, at the time, I thought I was going to live there the rest of my life,” Frank added.

The vast property is in a secluded area. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
The vast property is in a secluded area. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
A magnificent Connecticut mansion is going for $28.5M. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
A magnificent Connecticut mansion is going for $28.5M. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
An underground garage is a selling point for Frank’s massive home. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
An underground garage is a selling point for Frank’s massive home. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens

Listing agent Rob Johnson of Brown Harris Stevens also told the outlet that Frank’s fortress is unique for its scale in proximity to town.

“Greenwich is a big town and for people that want a property this big, they normally have to be a lot further from schools and town to achieve that,” he said.

But even though it’s surrounded, the property does its best to stymie snoops.

A full gym is included in the mansion. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
A full gym is included in the mansion. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
A gorgeous Greenwich, CT home is hitting the market for $28.5M. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens
A gorgeous Greenwich, CT home is hitting the market for $28.5M. Jam Press/Brown Harris Stevens

“It’s very private from the street. You can drive past it 100 times and not see the house,” said Johnson, who noted that the original home on the site is now “really great on-property staff housing.”

Frank is the nephew to the business’ namesake and Monteville, Conn. native Sidney Frank. The entrepreneur poured over his liquor assets to Bacardi in 2004 for more than a $2 billion payday. He died two years later at age 86.