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After nearly two years on the market, the New York mansion built for the second coming of Jesus Christ has finally sold to a mere mortal.
According to city records, the opulent 15,000-square-foot estate in Riverdale was bought by Hanjun Huang on January 9 for $6.25million.
Home - Acres - Bronx - Land - Point
The recently renovated, 17-room home, which sits on 2.3 acres of Bronx land at the highest point in the city, was put on the market in February of 2015 for a whopping $10million.
It has been put on the market several times in recent years, with the price decreasing each time.
House - Griscom - Family - Group - Devout
The house was built in 1928 by the Griscom family, a group of devout Theosophists, who reportedly hoped that when Jesus returned to Earth, he would rule from the Bronx mansion.
The estate carries multiple names, including Chapel Farm, Fair Hill and Chapel Hill, and was supposed to survive wars, famine, disease, earthquakes and other scenarios signaling to the end of days.
'The - House - History - Owner - Sandra
'The house has such a history to it,' current owner Sandra Galuten told The New York Post. 'It is really interesting.'
Construction began on the home in 1928 by Genevieve Ludlow Griscom, the wife of Clement Acton Griscom Jr, a wealthy business executive.
Genevieve - Member - Order - Outer - Court
Genevieve was a member of a religious order called the Outer Court of the Order of the Living Christ, which attempted to fuse theosophy - a religious sect that studies the wisdom of all religions - with Episcopalian beliefs.
The order invited 'all men and women of whatever caste, creed, race and religion' who, 'seeking a higher life hereafter, would learn to know the path to tread in this [one],' according to a journal published by the group, the Post reported.
Home - Group - Summer - Retreat - Retreat
The home was build on the group's summer retreat, and was supposed to be used as a religious retreat for the Giscom family, where they...
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