Address: 53 Tomac Ave.
Square feet: 4,169
The expansive wrap-around porch on this shore colonial in the beach section of Old Greenwich invites guests to put their feet up with a glass of lemonade on warm afternoons. “The flow and design of this house was perfectly created for entertainment and relaxation,” says Alison Farn Leigh, sales executive with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. The more-than-4,100-square-foot home sits on an oversized lot that is nearly a half acre, with a fenced in private pool and spa and a tire swing for lazy summer days.
“The feeling one has when you walk through this house is a special blend of days-gone-by warmth and charm combined with today’s desired open and large-scale spaces,” says Leigh. “Being greeted by a porte cochere as you drive up to the house, entering through the oversized front porch and walking into the foyer leading to the living room is an experience that is very unique and spectacular.”
From the front porch, you can also enter the dining room through French doors to entertain guests for dinner, or head around back to dine al fresco on the deck overlooking the pool and flagstone patio. The home was built in 1867 with grand-scale rooms and cozy sitting areas complete with built-in bookshelves and stone-surround fireplaces. The kitchen has been modernized with top-of-the-line appliances and bathrooms have modern, luxury finishes. Details like crown molding and wide plank floors are at once charming pieces of history and appealing to the modern buyer.
“My favorite room in the house is the living room,” says Leigh, citing the room’s scale, oversized windows and high ceilings. The staircase has two entry points, creating another point of interest. “The room offers a relaxing place to spend time with family and friends and is impressive when needing to entertain with a more formal purpose,” says Leigh.
Buyers today are looking for open spaces, larger scale rooms and high ceilings in a house, according to Leigh. “They are also looking for amazing outdoor living experiences, preferring offerings with private yards, beautiful gardens and a pool,” she adds. “The property is ideal for a young family or those who like to entertain.”
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Alison Farn Leigh, Sales Executive
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Luxury Real Estate