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Fresh Start in Old Greenwich

Address: 5 North Ridge Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square feet: 5,200
Price: $3,495,000

Sometimes a fresh start is exactly what you’re looking for. This family friendly home in Old Greenwich provides the convenience of living close to restaurants, shopping and the train, as well as the modern amenities expected in a new build. The bones of a 1953 Old Greenwich home have been completely transformed in this new-construction-like property redesigned by well-known architectural firm The SoHo Group and HOBI-award-winning North Star Real Estate Development. 

“The quality of the workmanship sets this home apart,” says Angela Swift, the listing’s real estate agent with Compass in Greenwich, CT. 

Six-inch wide oak floors and a double-height entryway with crystal chandelier “makes a great first impression,” as guests enter through the custom, oversized mahogany front door, says Gabriel Swire, partner at SOHO Group Architecture & Design in Greenwich, the architects for the project. Right away, the open concept first floor showcases high-end finishes, including a modern marble-surround fireplace and built-ins. “We were able to create a new stair location within the home, which is now centrally located, connecting the entertainment and living space to the lower level,” adds Swire. “This lower entertaining space has direct access to the rear yard, allowing for kids or guests to engage with the outdoors during warmer seasons.”

The crisp white kitchen is open to the dining room and the family room, which creates lots of opportunity for flexibility when hosting guests or having a quiet family dinner cooked on the Bertazzoni range with a convection oven. “I love the gourmet kitchen with the nine-foot island that has a heated top,” adds Swift. 

Four bedrooms on the second floor, an at-home office or guest suite on the main floor and a third-floor bonus room, make six rooms that can serve as bedrooms. “The ideal buyer is either a young, active family ready to move right in and start living a great lifestyle among many other fantastic neighbors…or downsizers who want a brand new high-end home with room for adult children and possibly grandchildren,” adds Swift. 

“Thinking about a spec home, you must understand what clients are looking for in the broader market,” says Swire. “Flexible living that can be adaptable to a range of uses is very important. The open floor plan concept, while still having delineation of rooms, helps give proportion to the individual spaces within the plan. We have observed it’s easier for a buyer to envision adding a wall as opposed to removing one. Five North Ridge has a possible home office location on three different floors, overlapping entertaining spaces and a spa-like master.” 

To accommodate family living, the builders designed a spacious mudroom off the kitchen, with a custom dog bath station, plus an oversized walk-in pantry and a coat closet. Sliders off the kitchen open to a patio and fenced-in yard. 

Every inch of the home is energy efficient from windows to on-demand Navien water heaters, to LED recessed lighting and a Bosch HVAC system including heat pumps, which make use of the outside air to heat and cool rather than burning oil. 

“In planning a home without a specific end user, you are really walking the line of either being too specific in style or too vanilla,” says Swire. “We feel our knowledge of client requirements and requests allowed us to create a thoughtful home at 5 North Ridge that will feel like a custom home.” 


Angela Swift
Real Estate Salesperson
Compass, Greenwich, CT
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