Whereas Tommy Hilfiger and his model are virtually synonymous with subtle, typically sporty, however relentlessly basic American type, the majestic Greenwich compound the acclaimed clothier and his spouse, Dee, have owned and up to date during the last three years is the epitome of Previous World magnificence and refinement.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Janet Milligan, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
On the coronary heart of the gated 22-acre property is a surprising French Normandy-style residence, which dates to the Thirties and has been house to an actual property magnate and a famend artwork collector. Past a storybook façade of granite and Holland brick clad in impeccably groomed ivy, a roofline of Ludowici tile custom-crafted in Turkey, and a stately turret, rooms are distinctively detailed and generously proportioned—the interiors measure a exceptional 13,344 sq. toes. The house’s heritage and distinctive unique finishes have been rigorously, respectfully retained, whereas superior fashionable facilities and conveniences have been discreetly added.
The good corridor impresses with eye-catching ceiling remedies, intricately embellished and richly hued woodwork, an ornate outsized fire, and a dramatic carved oak staircase set in a leaded-glass bay, its sleek curves connecting every of the house’s three ranges. Past is a good-looking library with a tracery ceiling and a sunny bay window. Appropriate for grand banquets, the formal eating room contains a fire and partitions completed in Tudor-style paneling and wool upholstery; in a perfect stream for indoor-outdoor festivities, the room offers option to a terrace. Spacious and open, the kitchen affords an outsized marble-topped island with counter seating for 4, furniture-grade cabinetry, zinc counters, and professional-caliber home equipment from Wolf, Sub-Zero, Miele, and others. With the ethereal, light-flooded feeling of a solarium, the household and billiards room—made extra inviting by a full-service bar and an 18th-century French fire—opens on two sides to terraces and gardens. The luxurious house theater boasts putting hand-painted Turkish-influenced cloth wall remedies.
The stylish proprietor’s suite—considered one of six bedrooms within the house—contains a warming fireplace sitting space, cashmere-upholstered partitions, a Juliet balcony, a shower with a steamshower and tub, a lavish dressing room, and—secluded on the prime of a non-public en suite stairway—a second dressing space, an workplace or research, and a morning bar. The property is a self-sufficient oasis, additionally providing a wine cellar and tasting room, a mirrored and windowed health studio, a whimsical playroom, and a spa-inspired therapeutic massage room that features a tub with a steamshower and a sauna. Guests will respect the consummate privateness of the one-bedroom third-level visitor condominium, which supplies sitting and eating rooms, a kitchenette, and a beautiful tub.
Celebrated panorama architect Miranda Brooks created manicured grounds that envelop the house in an alluring expanse of emerald. Practically each first-floor room of the residence opens to this diverting assortment of boxwood and privet hedges, shade timber, tranquil fountains, rose and topiary gardens, wisteria-draped pergolas, a koi pond, and plush garden. Outside enjoyment is easy because of a compelling number of terraces, an up to date tennis court docket, and a refreshing swimming pool. The house shares the acreage with a two-bedroom visitor cottage, a indifferent four-car storage, and a greenhouse. The property advantages from a coveted prime place on the prime of Spherical Hill Street, which affords it an outlook that stretches throughout Lengthy Island Sound, at evening revealing the dazzling skyline of Manhattan.