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Greenwich architect Richard Granoff—founder of one of the tri-state area’s leading firms—is revered for an aesthetic “balanced between respect for the past and excitement about the future.” This enviable equilibrium is on elegant display at this outstanding Georgian-inspired manor, ideally sited on 2.27 emerald acres on a peaceful gated lane in one of the country’s most sought-after communities.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Krissy Blake, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Beyond a classical façade of stone, clapboard, stately columns, and dormer windows are sophisticated interiors grand in scale—measuring approximately 16,000 square feet—impeccable in craftsmanship, impressive in modern appointments, and enduring in style. Rooms throughout feature French doors giving way to various terraces and the picturesque grounds. Formal living and dining spaces flow directly from the foyer. Beyond is a handsome office with august mahogany paneling, built-in shelving, and one of the home’s nine fireplaces. At once streamlined and timeless, the roomy kitchen boasts wide-plank hardwood floors, two Calacatta marble islands, tastefully discreet top-tier appliances, cabinetry by illustrious designer Christopher Peacock, and a dining area set amid abundant windows. The inviting family room is anchored by a striking stacked-stone fireplace and accented with rugged wood ceiling beams. It opens to a cool, shady covered terrace and, steps away, a sunny patio, both of which gaze out over the verdant backyard.
A central stairway rises to a circular landing beneath an eye-catching cupola and the home’s two upper levels. The owner’s suite includes a warming marble fireplace, a lavish bath with a soaking tub and dual glass-walled showers, two dressing rooms, a sitting room or office, and French doors to a private terrace. Five guest suites are located on this level along with a second family room; most of these spaces open to refreshing decks ideal for restful outdoor relaxation.
The versatile uppermost level provides a perfect windowed play space as well as exceptionally generous storage—including walk-in and cedar closets—an auxiliary office, and a powder bath. The basement level offers a recreation room, a third family room with a fireplace and doors to a terrace, a theater with a projector and cinema-style seating, a bright gym with a mirrored wall, a wine cellar with a remarkable capacity and an adjoining tasting room, and the sixth guest suite. An elevator is a welcome convenience.
Mature green trees and manicured hedges ring the backyard, creating a true haven of color, vibrancy, and serenity. At its heart are luxurious lush lawn, a sun-washed terrace, a beautiful waterfall swimming pool and spa, and a grilling area—a rare combination sure to encourage festive alfresco fêtes in this most desirable of locations.