As you approach the shoreline at the far end of Club Road, just next door to the Riverside Yacht Club, you'll arrive at 'The Commodores' House' - this historically significant home that comes onto the market approximately once per generation.
Originally built in 1898, this property was fully renovated and expanded in 2007 with modern plumbing, electric, HVAC, wifi, sound, and an entirely new back half of the house -- which has been so seamlessly blended to the original structure, you'd swear it had been there from the beginning.
The 1.22 acre lot is more than ample, with a sprawling and lush lawn continually caressed by coastal breezes, the perfect setting for this grand and enduring home.
The inside, with its warm wood flooring, exudes the rich charm of this historic property that also, somehow, commensurately glistens with spotlessness and crispness of a new construction. Best of both worlds!
The formal spaces are all fresh, airy, inviting, and put the incredible natural light to excellent use. The fireplaced chef's kitchen manages to be cozy and spacious at the same time - with plenty of cabinet and counter space to spare. You'll instantly fall in head-over-heels love with the coffered-ceiling family room with its river stone fireplace and entire walls composed of multiple sets of French doors beckoning you to let those magnificent coastal breezes in as the seasons allow.
That beautiful wood makes another welcomed appearance, climbing half-way up the walls of the comfortable living room with its red brick fireplace.
You know you're in a special home when even the act of climbing the wooden stairway brings beauty and design superlatives to top of mind.
In all there are 6 bedrooms (including a covet-worthy master suite) and 4 full PLUS 2 half baths spread across this home's 7,590 square feet.
Lower levels also make good use of space with games and entertainment areas.
Need more? There's also a 2 story barn/garage and a children's playhouse!
The location is convenient, as well: 5 miles to Greenwich Avenue and 3.8 miles to Tod's Point.
And we absolutely have not made enough fuss about those water views, yet. But don't take our word for it... Call Gideon Fountain today to set up a viewing! Be sure to mention that you saw this impressive home on Living Greenwich :-)
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96 Club Road
Riverside, CT 06878
Disclaimer: Information harvested from publicly available sources - Listing price, broker, etc, subject to change at any time.
Writing by Eric Taubert