Address: 22 Round Hill Club Road, Greenwich, CT
Bathrooms: 9 full, 2 half
Square feet: 14,037
Have you ever seen those charming Cary Grant movies circa the 1930s when Cary Grant would jaunt up to a country house in Connecticut and folly and romance would ensue? Driving onto the grounds of this 1921 mega-cottage in midcountry Greenwich, CT, has that exact feel: romantic stonework pairs with elegant shingle-style exterior and sloping rooftops surrounded by lush expansive gardens and lawns, while inside, high ceilings, bright open rooms and updated interiors set the tone.
“The entire property provides endless opportunities for year-round four-season enjoyment indoors and out with heated pool, tennis court, entertaining barn, cozy nooks for reading and an outdoor TV for game day viewing,” says Maria Crowley, real estate salesperson with Houlihan Lawrence in Greenwich, CT. “This home was designed for and inspired by family living.”
The home, with an elegant gated entry, sits on 4.74 acres of property just minutes from downtown Greenwich making it ideal for families. It’s close to train, shops, schools and restaurants.
In addition to the heated pool and hot tub, stone terraces and a gazebo with multiple outdoor dining spaces provide a flawless setting for summer barbecues. Nearby the pool house, which includes changing rooms and full bathroom, there is an expansive outdoor shower.
“There are so many idyllic spots for socializing, playing, dining and relaxing around the property highlighting the outdoor lifestyle so many people seek today,” adds Crowley. Nearly every room on the first floor leads outside.
Guests enter the home’s two-story entryway with checkerboard flooring and a grand staircase flooded with natural light. Throughout the home, charming 1920s attributes blend with modern updates. “The stunning interior is enhanced by amazing architectural details including high ceilings, generously sized rooms and exquisite millwork,” says Crowley. Among everyone’s favorite spaces is the chef’s kitchen and sitting room. The kitchen is equipped with a large butcher-block center island with seating, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, an expansive pantry and gardening room overlooking the courtyard, and it opens to the sitting room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. “It’s the hub of the home where everyone gathers for weekday meals, intimate celebrations and large holiday events,” says Crowley.
Made for entertaining, the home’s construction pays thoughtful attention to guests with a separate two-story, two-bedroom stone guest house with kitchen, living room and patio overlooking the pool and gym space. But the epicenter of entertainment is the barn, equipped with a great room for fireside games, a full bar with seating for six, billiards room, game room, a catering kitchen and a full bath. The current owners even hosted their oldest daughter’s wedding on the property in 2018.
“This legacy home offers something for everyone in all age groups,” says Crowley. “It has such a happy and fun feel. It’s great for multi-generational families and checks all the boxes for buyers looking for a timeless, stylish home surrounded by beautiful gardens and green space loaded with luxurious amenities.”
Real Estate Salesperson
Houlihan Lawrence, Greenwich, CT