Onsidering its close proximity to the Big Apple—just about 56 kilometres north of New York City—Tommy and Dee Hilfiger’s home in Greenwich, Connecticut gives the impression of being a proper family retreat, a home far removed from the stresses of the urba
The story of the property begins in 1939 with the award-winning architect Greville Rickard. The graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and the alumnus of Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York had built it for the real-estate magnate Charles Vincent Paterno, which explains the manor’s name before it was known as Round Hill: Chateau Paterno. One of the house’s more interesting details is that Rickard immortalised himself and the builder in stained-glass panels flanking an ogee archway that remains a fixture to this day. Hilfiger likes to think the duo kept an eye on everyone while the restoration was being done. In 1961, the property was sold to renowned art collector Joseph Hirshhorn, who used the house to display his extensive collection of 19thand 20th-century paintings and sculptures that today are on display at the Hirshhorn Museum, which he founded in Washington.
When the Hilfigers bought the estate in 2010, their goal was to create a comfortable English country