Address: 25 Close Rd.
Square feet: 12,963
Grand columns and elegant millwork set the tone for fine living at this formal home in Greenwich that was inspired by 19th century European estates. “Backcountry Greenwich is one of the most sought-after locations nationwide,” says real estate agent Lisa Fitz of Ginnel Real Estate in Bedford, NY. “It’s easily commutable to NYC yet [the] tree-lined country roads and large private properties make it a retreat for homeowners to escape city life.”
Built in 2003, the estate gives the impression of having been on the nearly six-acre property for centuries and an old-world glamour can be felt throughout. The two-story entry hall has marble flooring. High ceilings, detailed moldings with intricate carvings and French doors in many of the rooms create elegant and formal entertaining spaces. A mahogany paneled office is a private space for working with French doors to the outside.
“The most beautiful spot in the home is the grand ballroom with a view out of the French doors to the open expansive property and Wilshire Lake,” says Fitz.
Natural light streams through each room with deep windows and French doors on every floor. Upstairs, a primary suite with dressing room and marble bath has a soaking tub and vanity and a private veranda. There is a private suite for guests and four additional bedrooms. Downstairs, explore the indoor pool and spa with sauna for year-round enjoyment, plus a home theater, recreation room with wet bar, billiard room and wine cellar. Outdoors, play a round of tennis on the private tennis court or stroll around the reflecting pond and formal gardens.
“The new homeowner will be someone who appreciates a timeless masterpiece with modern amenities,” says Fitz.
Ginnel Real Estate, Bedford, NY