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    South of Parkway
    555 Lake Avenue
    Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
    United States
    555 Lake Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830 United States

    South of Parkway
    555 Lake Avenue
    Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830 United States

    • Leslie McElwreath
    • Joseph Barbieri
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Single Family Homes

    • Status


    • Year Built


    Extraordinary Lake Avenue Estate

    Overlooking eight plus park-like acres, this majestic Wadia-designed Georgian seamlessly blends top of the line appointments with a rich array of custom detailing.

    RESIDENCE: Framed by stone walls, a gated Cherry tree-lined drive leads to the majestic Wadia-designed brick Georgian manor on 8.23 park-like acres. Elaborate custom details adorn the beautifully proportioned rooms of this 18,954 ± square-foot residence offering eight bedrooms and eleven full baths, eight fireplaces, an elevator and dumbwaiter. There is also a five-car garage and full house generator. First Floor: Crowned by a three-story cascading chandelier custom made by Sharon Marston, the impressive reception hall is set off by a Wenge walnut parquetry floor, lacquered walls, double onyx-clad powder rooms and a graceful bespoke curving staircase. The foyer opens to an eighteen or more person formal dining room with fireplace and sizeable formal living room with fireplace and full bar, ideal for entertaining. A grand two-story mahogany library with brass upper gallery, custom made by Gosling Ltd. of London serves as the home’s magnificent showpiece, with a marble fireplace, weight and chain windows and French doors to the covered porch. High-end grade appliances highlight the custom Smallbone chef’s kitchen with Poliform cabinetry, double butler’s pantries with access to the dining room, Wolf stove, hibachi grill, wok burner, sous vide sink, three Gaggenau warming drawers, three ovens, a steam oven, two Miele dishwashers and Macassar ebony-clad SubZero refrigerators and freezers. Adjoining the kitchen, the family room offers an informal dining area and spacious casual seating area. French doors open from the family room to the terrace. Pocket doors conceal an office with adjoining smaller desk area. Served by an informal powder room, the mudroom with custom closets opens to the garages. Above the garages is a separate one-bedroom apartment with fireplace, full kitchen, bath and laundry.Second floor: In the north wing, the impeccably designed master suite features a sitting area with built-in bookcases, a private balcony off the bedroom with fireplace and two stunning bathrooms both with radiant heated floors. Accompanied by a custom-fitted dressing room, the first bathroom showcases a marble fireplace, mother of pearl inlay shower, freestanding soaking tub and morning kitchen. Accessed by a short flight of stairs, a second custom-fitted wardrobe room by Smallbone with sycamore cabinetry expands into its own floor. There is also a separate second bathroom with its own dressing room, both by Poliform. There are four more spacious en-suite bedrooms on this floor. Three of these bedroom have adjoining sitting rooms which could easily be additional bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is a luxurious guest suite with fireplace, marble bath with steam shower and walk-in cherrywood closet. Third floor: There are two staff bedrooms and one full bath.Lower Level: An entertainment haven, this floor features a 5,000+ bottle wine cellar, home theater, game room with casual sitting area, full bar and candy concession stand, a mirrored dance studio, gym, full batting cage, laundry and powder room. Property: Facing east, the expansive stone terrace overlooks the rolling lawns on 8.23 acres and is flanked by a 75-foot long heated Haggerty plaster pool with mosaic floor. A charming pool house contains a covered, open air dining area, full kitchen and full bath. Beyond the pool, the fully equipped outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven and three grills. Artfully concealed by the property’s stone walls is a north/south tennis court.

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    about Mid-Country

    South of the Merritt Parkway, mid-country Greenwich enjoys a country-like setting with Greenwich real estate on zoning ranges from one to two acres in size. Protected conservation land adds to its pastoral ambiance, and scenic riding trails are ideal for the equestrian enthusiast.

    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
      • MLS#
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Sotheby's International Realty - Greenwich Brokerage
      • Status
      • Listing Price
      • County
        Fairfield County
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
      • Style
      • Lot Size Unit
      • Lot Size
      • Parking
        5 + Car Garage
      • cooling
        Central Air Conditioning
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        Gated Community, Granite Countertops, Library, In-Home Fitness Center, Media Room / Home Theater, Screen Room, Terrace / Outdoor Space, in-law suite
      • Full Bathrooms
      • Partial Bathrooms
      • Bedrooms