The Grand Entrance

From modern sensibility to old-world grandeur, these homes are showstoppers.



Every April this magazine takes a close look at the real estate market. We examine key indicators, explore major influencers and ask the big question: How are we doing? And this month is no different. We continue our tradition in “The State of Real Estate 2013” (page 88). These next few pages, however, are devoted to the slightly more lighthearted side of real estate—the pretty side. Why not highlight some of the great houses that catch our eye as we’re driving past?

When choosing these homes, we took a few things into consideration. Of course they needed to be beautiful, but they also needed to represent the architectural variety we have here. After all, Greenwich is no cookie-cutter town. And so, in the serene light of dusk our photographers set out to capture that diversity. We think you will agree that in these instances you can indeed judge a book by its cover.

Homeowners’ favorite aspect of the house:

“The best thing about the house is the basement, where there is plenty of room for kids—and adults—to enjoy time together. There is the theater, game room, gym and lounge area with walk-out access to the backyard, so it doesn’t feel like a basement.”

Above:

Date Built: 2006
Number of Rooms: 15
Lot Size: 1 acre
Architect: Granoff Architects

Unique fact: The outside entertainment area features an infinity edge hot tub that cascades into the pool area for a truly resort-like feel.

Why We Love it: Who doesn’t love the classic look of a grand stone and shingle home? This one is particularly inviting, thanks to the circular drive that welcomes guests to come right on in.

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Homeowner's Favorite Aspect of the House:

“When we bought the house, it had no landscaping. We added fieldstone walls and terraces, an outdoor kitchen, a wisteria-covered pergola with an outdoor fireplace, a Bradford pear tree orchard, and boxwood parterres. Everything is beautifully up-lit, so we can enjoy the view of the gardens from the house day and night in every season.”

Above:

Date Built: 2003
Number of Rooms: 14
Lot Size: 2.2 acres
Architect: Lee H. Levey

Unique Fact: Even on overcast days, the house floods with natural light, giving every day a sunny disposition.

Why We Love It: This home is all about structure and stature and reminds us why we love the classics.

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Homeowner's Favorite Aspect of the House:

“The ten sets of Palladian French doors and the beautiful front and side verandas. I love entertaining here. There are seven spectacular fireplaces that are hand carved. The property has gardens and two fountains. It’s unique!”

Above:

Date Built: 1912
Number of Rooms: 22
Lot Size: 3.75  acres

Unique Fact: The house was built by a woman, which 100 years ago, was a rare occurrence.

Why We Love It: Steeped in tradition yet bursting with glamour, this is one of the true Grande Dames of Greenwich.

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Homeowner's Favorite Aspect of the House:

“The flow and vaulted ceilings, the back porch and the views from inside out that allow us to enjoy each season—it feels like the outside gets brought in.”

Above:

Date Built: 1901
Number of Rooms: 21
Lot Size: 1.1 acres

Unique Fact: Famed musician Guy Lombardo was the former resident of this home that is filled with charm, thanks to the stained-glass windows as well as the interior stone walls and archways.

Why We Love It: While this home is no country cottage, it is as warm and welcoming as one. The interesting roof lines, mixture of materials and architectural details make this house a gem.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

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  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Isaia Fall Trunk Show

    2014.09.19
     @ Richards

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Nam Cho Trunk Show

    2014.09.20
     @ Richards

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

    2014.09.21
     @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

    Puttin’ On The Dog Festival Greenwich, Connecticut the place to be on September 21st for dogs and their owners...

  • Candy Fairies Book Reading

    2014.09.21
     @ Imagine Candy

    SCARSDALE, NY, Imagine Candy brings the acclaimed children's author Helen Perelman, the writer of the wickedly sweet Candy Fairies book...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

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  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

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