Enjoyed by the noted Lauder Greenway family from their purchase of it in 1904, this extraordinary Great Estate has no peers in Greenwich, as the second to last one was developed in 1954. There simply are no more in existence. This incomparable estate, 40 feet above mean high water, owns two islands and altogether they have a total of almost a mile of shorefront, amazing views, extraordinary walled gardens, unbelievable privacy, a 75 foot pool with a spa, a beach, a grass tennis court, a superb greenhouse, a stone carriage house and a cottage in a totally convenient and quiet location.
The 1800 foot driveway with beautiful cobblestone gutters winds through woods and lawns to the entrance. Two remarkable stone towers bracket the front door and the upstairs balcony. The grand paneled entrance room and stairway rises three stories with a fireplace and goes front to back to the wonderful screened or glassed porch with open panoramas of Long Island Sound. The main rooms have 12 foot ceilings, including the living room with a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors to the huge solarium with a coffered ceiling with plaster detailing and three exposures, the paneled library with a fireplace, a huge bow window with curved glass and bookcases, and the dining room with a fireplace, a tracery ceiling and paneling in rich oak with columns. It adjoins the kitchen and a wing with an enormous skylight, as well as the long oval family room with a fireplace and a large bow window.
A wide hall leads to the main bedrooms including a master suite with a fireplace, a sleeping porch, a dressing room and a marble bathroom. The five other bedrooms include two oval bedrooms (one with a fireplace), one with a fireplace and a sleeping porch, and two with access to a large balcony. The third floor has four bedrooms and a staff wing plus stairs to a huge top floor room. The lower level includes the original staff kitchen with a dumb waiter, a sitting room, a wine cellar, one of several laundries and ample room for activities. The pool house is octagonal with dressing and bath facilities adjoining the 75 foot heated pool with 14 sides, an enormous spa and large terraces – the views are a treat, as they are from the grass tennis court with an inviting viewing pergola.
The stone carriage house complete with a clock tower, and a large upstairs with lovely water views has ample garage space for cars and farm equipment, plus the milking stalls from its original days, and there are magnificent greenhouses. The three bedroom stucco and shingle cottage at the gate has a charming porch. The property is zoned two-acre residential and the mainland is subdivided into two tax lots of 20 and 30.6 acres, both of which are suitable for further subdivision. The opportunity to own this extraordinary 50 acre waterfront estate in sought after Greenwich is unique and will not present itself again; so close to New York City, the airports, and all transportation.