The former estate of a Rockefeller who was also an Olympian has sold in Greenwich, Conn., for $22.5m, a rare recession-era instance of a quick and high-priced sale.

James Stillman Rockefeller, a grandnephew of family patriarch John D., and James’s wife, Nancy Carnegie, a grandniece of industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, lived on the 11-acre property for decades. (Rockefeller died in 2004 at age 102.) The home went into contract just 19 days after coming on the market in May for $23.9m. 'We priced it very aggressively,' says listing agent Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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