Somers is half an hour north of Hartford, just south of the Massachusetts line. A few years ago, the now-102 year old co-founder of a restaurant chain got it in his head that he wanted to build
a modern replica of Thomas Jefferson's home on nearby land. He spent $7 million to do it.
Finished two years ago, he put it up for sale at $6.5 million. No takers. The price was reduced to $4.9 million. Still no takers. So, on May 31 it goes up for auction. No reserve.