Founded in 1640, Greenwich, Connecticut is one of America’s oldest cities. As such, it’s not hard to find homes in the area that date back to before the American Revolution.
This, however, is not one of those houses. Instead, it’s a clean-lined contemporary built circa 1971 in leafy north Greenwich that’s all about the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Renovated in 2022, the home’s interior makes homage to its mid-century roots.
Asking for $6.175 million via listing agent Yashmin Lloyds at Compass, the sprawling low-slung spans approximately 5,800 square feet and sports a flexible floor plan with four bedrooms (and potentially more) and six bathrooms, plus two half baths. The house sits on a sprawling 4.15 acre lot, which includes an apple orchard, swimming pool, and forest of mature trees.
The glass walls create an environment where the natural environment blends with the open living spaces. First stop is the large, wood-paneled living room, with tiled floors and built-in lighted shelves, beautifully decorated with collectible vintage pieces including Vladimir Kagan rocking chairs and a Federico Munari sofa. Sliders open to the entertaining terrace nearby.
The kitchen diner has been recently remodeled in a minimalist style, with custom cabinetry and a new butler’s pantry. The spare utility space is a perfect movie for the dining room with its unique table and chairs designed by George Nakashima. There’s a cozy library, also with large windows, a skylight-topped study that’s unsurprisingly furnished with a mid-century desk and chairs, a spacious family room with a stone fireplace, and a small bathroom. meditation overlooking the pool.
A huge master suite, which features a live-edge Nakashima headboard, has its own living room. Both bedrooms have walls of glass that frame pretty views of lush gardens and a relaxing waterfall. The other three bedrooms all have recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. One of the more unusual features of the house is a bar/coffee maker tucked into the hallway from which the bedrooms open, while the huge basement contains a games room and workshop, as well as plenty of storage.
As for location, art and golf lovers are in luck. The Brant Foundation, founded by billionaire polo player, art collector and publisher Peter Brant, is nearby, as is the Stanwich Club, which has hosted tournaments like the Palmer Cup and the USGA Mid-Am Championship.