Turn off of wooded and winding John Street, into the driveway of this sprawling and secluded property and continue ahead until the glorious stretch of natural surroundings open up and reveal this warm and welcoming home before you.
The shingle and stonework facade of this house immediately commandeers your full attention with all of its imposing impressiveness while also inviting you to move closer, as though it's a cherished and comforting destination you've always (somehow) known. There's a soothing familiarity to this structure seamlessly coexisting within all of its stately elegance.
Originally designed and built in 1995 by Dinyar Wadia, this home has been lovingly maintained and cared for by its original owner - and this is the first time the property has been put on the market since it was constructed!
Additional interior design components by the storied and celebrated design duo Diamond Barrata further enhanced the incredible moldings, millwork and finishes within this luxury home to a degree that catapults them into a visual realm of their very own. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property.
Walking through the easy flowing floorplan, the signature touches and influence of the Diamond Barrata design are gleefully evident. Margaret Russell, former editor in chief of Architectural Digest, once spoke of Diamond Barrata's work by stating, “They lived in the most vivid part of the color spectrum, you’d walk into their rooms and it was as if the furniture was dancing. The rooms were always happy.”
That description certainly holds true here, as well.
This gracious home, built on a private 7.91 acre lot, boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 full PLUS 1 half baths spread across 9,007 square feet. The spacious master suite hits all of the right notes with its fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closets, separate sauna, and master bath.
In addition to 4 spacious family bedrooms and baths, the second floor offers 3 sitting rooms, built-in homework stations and an exercise room.
Rooms on the main floor open onto a beautiful flagstone terrace (perfect for summer entertaining) which runs the full width of the house, out to the open, flat yard, and beyond to the yoga hut and squash court.
Active outdoor lifestyle? You'll appreciate the proximity to the nearby Fairchild Wildflower Sanctuary - a 135-acre sanctuary that boasts 8 miles of trails that pass through formerly abandoned farmland and a variety of wetland habitats. An excellent birding spot, especially during spring and fall migrations.
Don't wait! Call Julie Grace Burke today to have a formal look at this incredible home! Be sure to mention that you saw it first on Living Greenwich :-)
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108 John Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
Disclaimer: Information harvested from publicly available sources - Listing price, broker, etc, subject to change at any time.
Writing by Eric Taubert