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Farmington mansion once owned by Fotis Dulos, Jennifer Farber Dulos sells for $1.85M

The Farmington mansion built by Fotis Dulos that was the backdrop to the international drama of his estranged wife Jennifer Farber Dulos’ disappearance sold earlier this year for $1.85 million, town records show.

The home at 4 Jefferson Crossing is where the couple lived before splitting during their contentious divorce and became a key site for investigators in the months after the New Canaan mother disappeared in May 2019 and police began to suspect she had been murdered by Dulos.

Dulos continued to live at the home until January 2020, when he was charged with murder and several weeks later tried to kill himself in the mansion’s large garage. He later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the Bronx, prompting a fight over the Farmington home, Dulos’ possessions and the rest of his financial affairs that is still ongoing this spring.

The home was listed for sale on behalf of Jennifer’s mother Gloria Farber, who had foreclosed on the property, and was purchased Feb. 19 by another private trust, Farmington property records show. Attorneys involved in the sale did not disclose the identity of the buyer but indicated they are a third party not related to either family.

It was not immediately clear who controls the WHT Home Trust that purchased the property and deed records did not list a current mailing address for that trust.

Proceeds from the sale will go to Gloria Farber and by extension her five grandchildren, who have been in her care since the day Farber Dulos went missing, Farber’s attorney Richard Weinstein said Tuesday morning.

“It’s certainly much less than the $4 million, but it will go to support the children,” Weinstein said, referencing some estimates last fall that the home could have been valued that high.

The 10,396-square-foot mansion was built by Dulos, a luxury home builder, in 2011 on a private drive in a quiet Farmington neighborhood. The home includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four garages and three half-baths.

The sale of the home settles just one portion of the outstanding disputes over Dulos’ finances after he died. A lawsuit is still ongoing this spring over the $250,000 in fees he paid to attorneys Norm Pattis and Kevin Smith for his criminal defense shortly before his death.

Last week, Farmington Probate Judge Evelyn Daly heard arguments in favor of a proposed settlement that would allow her to grant Dulos’ estate access to a $195,000 retirement account without needing to hold an unprecedented hearing to declare Jennifer legally dead — her remains have never been found — years before state statutes say a missing person should be considered dead.

Nearly two years after Farber Dulos’ disappearance and more than a year Dulos himself died, criminal cases also are still pending in connection with her disappearance and presumed killing. Both Dulos’ former girlfriend Michelle Troconis and associate Kent Mawhinney have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Troconis also has been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.

Both have pleaded not guilty to those charges and are due back in Superior Court in Stamford in May and June, according to court records.

 

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