Our Featured Real Estate Listing this week - presented by Amy Rabenhorst of Sotheby's International Realty - Greenwich Brokerage - is a Custom Built Shingle-Style Colonial in the Heart of Old Greenwich.
Let's talk about the Old Greenwich location. If you know Old Greenwich, then you know the lifestyle this home offers. A friendly neighborhood of homes - many with welcoming front porches. Tree-lined New England style streets that look beautiful in every season. Highly-rated schools. Easy access to the train. And with this home, masterfully designed by Moison architects, you'll only be a .4 mile walk from the boutique shops and family restaurants of 'the village' - and a short bike ride from the 147 acre Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point) with its jogging, walking, cycling, nature study, boating, fishing, sailboarding, sun bathing, swimming, and picnicking amenities.
Let's talk about this home. Originally built in 2006, this magnificent home sits on a manicured .39 acre lot and beams with smile-inducing curb appeal. The driveway leads to a two-car garage. The walkway to the front door is accented by tasteful and colorful ornamental plantings. And the covered front porch sends the minds into pleasant daydreams of lazy afternoons spent in a comfortable rocking chair watching the fading sunset light cast its long shadows across the familar neighborhood vistas.
Immediately upon entering the home, you'll be taken with the appearance of a grand staircase - and a front-to-back foyer revealing a great flow of first floor spaces.
Exquisite architectural details and quality of construction are on display in nearly every facet of this home. The living room with fireplace echoes with warmth. The formal dining room with butler's pantry is ready for your holiday dinners. All the boxes have been checked in the spacious and well-equipped gourmet kitchen - both an aesthetically beautiful and fully functional space, complete with an adjacent breakfast area.
The kitchen opens into an expansive family room with built-ins and a fireplace - a room practically beckoning any and everyone in the home to spend time together within its comfy confines.
Almost the entire rear wall of the house is window and French door laden allowing ample natural light in - and providing access to the covered and trellised back patio that blooms with colorful blossoms during the warmer months. The level backyard is fenced and surrounded with enough heavily-foliaged trees that the privacy factor is high.
Let's head back inside for a minute...For additional convenience there's a very welcomed working office space adjacent to the kitchen area - along with a mud room, laundry room, and a back staircase for expedient access to the second floor.
In all, this home boasts 5 bedrooms and 5 full plus 3 half baths spread across 5,417 square feet.
The master bedroom suite with a stately luxury bathroom, accommodating walk-in closet, and access to a private second floor balcony overlooking the rear of the property represents the perfect place from which to end or begin your day.
Need some additional space? The expansive finished basement with bathroom adds another 1563 square feet to the formally listed square footage. No need for a gym membership - get fit in your own personal exercise room.
Children? They'll appreciate the playroom / gaming area (complete with a fireplace) - and with the dedicated children's library they'll have the perfect in-home destination to get 'hooked on phonics'.
Don't forget the substantial basement storage capacity (something we all could use a little more of).
And if that's not enough - there's an additional private home office with handcrafted built-ins on the third floor!
P.S. Need a tree fort? Not to worry, the backyard of this impressive home actually has one of those, too!
What are you waiting for? Now's the time to call Amy Rabenhorst and set up a viewing of this Old Greenwich beauty. Tell her you saw it on Living Greenwich :-)
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55 Park Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
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Writing by Eric Taubert