Lots of land
Properties with more than 5 acres provide privacy, natural beauty, utility
The 2009built colonial estate at 37 Burying Hill Road is the type of property that comes to mind when imagining one of Greenwich’s luxurious and landrich properties. The main house affords 18,000 square feet of living space, with seven bedrooms, presiding over a 9.03acre lot, lakefront on Topping Pond. The property also includes a pool house and two cottages—one that’s lakefront.
Compass Connecticut’s Shelly Tretter Lynch has the property listed at $17.62 million. The listing broker described the property as “private, yet convenient” and “nature at its best.”
“This is definitely a ‘lifestyle’ property of understated elegance and refined taste,” she said. “[It] used to house many polo ponies and also lends itself to today’s equestrian set. The tranquil lake and private dock can be enjoyed for those days of fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding and sunbathing.”
Built in 1939 in Belle Haven, the sevenbedroom colonial at 23 Smith Road was the original home of Oliver D. Mead. It has been expanded and renovated in the years since. Here, the grounds span 5.6 acres. Sally Maloney, a Realtor with Houlihan Lawrence is the listing agent for the $39.5 million property. Maloney pointed out the property’s stone walls and gated entry, its allay of Lignin trees that frame the driveway leading to the house, and the 681feet of shoreline on Greenwich Harbor.
“Before entering the home, you are overwhelmed with a sense of calm, surrounded by vibrant perennial gardens, sculptured specimen shrubbery, gorgeous flowerings in a Japanese garden, and sprawling, expansive open lawns,” Maloney described the setting.
“Round Hill Manor is one of Greenwich’s Great Estates, sitting on a crest of a magnificent plateau overlooking more than 40 high, open acres, with panoramic views of Long Island Sound,” Leslie McElwreath, senior real estate advisor for Sotheby’s International Realty, said.
Located at 521 Round Hill Road, this 21room brick manor is replete with architectural and design details that buyers will expect of one of Greenwich’s most impressive estates. McElwreath, along with her Sotheby’s colleagues Bill Andruss and Joseph Barbieri, have listed the special property for $18.995 million. Among the grounds is the original brick carriage house that has two apartments and garaging for five cars.
“Round Hill Manor is unique in its commanding location at the top of Round Hill Road with 360degree views of Greenwich from the New York border to the Long Island Sound,” McElwreath said.
Sally Slater, a broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Bedford, N.Y. office, is representing the seller of 429 Taconic Road, one of Greenwich’s coveted equestrian properties. The 2012built 10,000squarefoot residence is a turnkey option for a buyer in search of an equestrian estate; the property may also have some appeal for car collectors, the broker suggests. It also enjoys a wealth of land – nearly 13 acres.
“The land is really special, because it has been designed to be a horse property,” Slater explained. “A tremendous amount of drainage work had been done prior to building the barns, rings and paddocks, so that nothing kept water and would remain dry – with no standing water ever!
“The paddocks are flat and grassy, with founded edges of the fence lines. They were designed so that you could see the horses in all the paddocks from all the windows of the home,” Slater added. “Everything is located in the ideal place on the property. The indoor ring is close to the barn; the outdoor ring has the right proximity to the other structures. Drainage is key to any horse property, so that there isn’t mud for the horses to slip on, and the grass isn’t ruined.”
Slater also noted the property’s proximity to local venues where horse shows are held, including Old Salem Farm, Ox Ridge, Fairfield Hunt Club, and others. The idyllic setting feels even more expansive beyond the 12.87acre lot, thanks to the conservation land that borders it.
“There are no other horse properties on the market in Greenwich with an indoor riding ring,” Slater pointed out to equestrianestate buyers. “This enables one to ride every day of the year despite the weather. Very few in Greenwich to begin with.” 429 Taconic Road is currently listed for $14.75 million.