3 Hekma Rd.
Bathrooms: 7 full, 3 half
Square Feet: 13,409
With a spacious back-to-front grand entrance with marble flooring for entertaining, and a cozy library, open family room/kitchen space and home theater for family fun nights in, this timeless estate designed by Douglas VanderHorn and built in 2011 has two complementary personalities, says Shelly Tretter Lynch, real estate professional with Compass, Greenwich.
A well-regarded Greenwich architect, VanderHorn is known for designs that are classic and modern, as well as grand and understated. “He works with top builders to bring the vision of his custom homes to life with the utmost quality,” says Tretter Lynch. For this home, he worked with Significant Homes, which has recently built many great estates in Greenwich.
Pickled oak floors laid in chevron pattern are found throughout the home. “My favorite spot would have to be the parlor room,” says Tretter Lynch. “The intimacy of the soft hue of painted wood paneled walls and warm natural light; it reminds me of an updated take on Versailles.”
Expansive windows throughout and French doors let in lots of natural light and have classic details. “The light is dramatic and beautiful,” adds Tretter Lynch.
Outside, the home has four acres of property including terraces, gardens of boxwoods and crabapple trees in a parterre.
Architectural details give nod to the past but amenities and technology keep the home rooted in today, both inside and out. “A timeless style but abundant with modern features from Lutron lighting systems, Niles automated entertainment systems cleverly hidden behind walls, a four-car garage, pool, tennis court, billiards room, full bar, and movie theater. With everything deliverable these days, there is little reason to leave this amenity-packed home,” says Tretter Lynch.
Shelly Tretter Lynch
Licensed real estate salesperson