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

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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

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