Luxury Outlook 2022
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Once an idyllic rural farming region, the Round Hill area of Greenwich has roots dating to the 17th century, when Dutch and English settlers moved inland from the coast or retreated from the bustle of the burgeoning city of New York—then known as New Amsterdam. As the years passed, farming continued, with some properties ultimately converted into residential country estates. The calming bucolic nature of the area remained, though, with homes that continued to echo the charming classical style of Round Hill’s early years.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Joseph Barbieri & Leslie McElwreath, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
This distinguished 8,096-square-foot residence exemplifies the traditional elegance for which Greenwich and Round Hill have long been esteemed, with modern comforts and conveniences assuring the finest in contemporary living. Designed by one of Greenwich’s leading architectural firms, it features custom millwork, soaring ceilings, gracefully arching doorways, deeply hued hardwood floors, and five fireplaces.
The refined double-height foyer flows into a chic living room with a fireplace and French doors to the stately back terrace. There is a window-wrapped semicircular sunroom and a formal dining room with coffered ceiling and French doors to the terrace. The paneled mahogany library features a fireplace surrounded by green marble. A sunny breakfast room highlights the kitchen and adjoins a cozy family room with a fireplace.
Secluded on the second level is the owner’s suite with a lofty ceiling, fireplace, and a private balcony. The primary bathroom with soaking tub, steam shower, and dual vanities opens to the dressing room with an oversized window, ample shelving, and two walk-in closets. Completing this floor are four peaceful guest bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office. A versatile space—ideal for a playroom or gym—is located on the uppermost level along with one additional en-suite bedroom. The lower level is dedicated to a recreation room with a handsome stone fireplace. A whole-house generator provides peace of mind.
The residence enjoys 2.38 lushly landscaped acres with a gated drive and a three-car garage. From the backyard’s balustraded stone terrace, steps descend to an expanse of glorious green lawn. Further afield are the delightful swimming pool, pool house, and tennis court—all combining to create a calming country retreat Round Hill’s early settlers would have approved of wholeheartedly.