Greenwich, Conn. is no stranger to the dreams of the hedge
fund elite. But even in the tony town that houses Paul Tudor
Jones II’s famous homage to Thomas
Jefferson’s Monticello, Cliff Asness is attracting
attention for his construction plans.
The famous founder of quant shop AQR Capital
Management is building a 25,900-square-foot house in
Greenwich’s fabled backcountry, the
Wall Street Journal
reported recently citing town permits and records. The home
will reportedly boast an indoor swimming pool and tennis court
and is designed by Hobbs, Inc., a firm in nearby New Canaan. A
photo taken by the paper shows the exterior of the
Colonial-style mansion mostly complete and surrounded by dozens
of construction trucks.
The décor in Asness’ office
includes "foot-high plastic models of comic book heroes like
Captain America and Spider-Man,"
Fortune has reported, but in a picture from that article
Asness is seen in a home library surrounded by dark wooden
furniture and seated in a Queen Anne-style leather armchair
next to a bust of Winston Churchill.