Blog :: 11-2014

289 TACONIC ROAD - LOVELY CONNECTICUT COLONIAL

GREENWICH | 289 Taconic Rd | $12,500 (long term)/$14,500 (short term)  a month

 

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GREENWICH | 289 Taconic Rd | $12,500 (long term)/$14,500 (short term)  a month

A long lighted driveway leads to this spacious Connecticut colonial offering privacy and access to Greenwich Riding Trails and hiking. Features include 7 bedrooms, 6 full and one half baths, family room with fieldstone fireplace, dining room with lighted tray ceiling, full mud room, and second floor play room. Master suite offers double walk-in closets and a dramatic marble master bath. Pillared/gated entry with 3-car garage is set on over 7 acres. Bonus: possible in-law suite/guest area above garage with a full bath.

Details: 289 Taconic Rd

MLS#: 91961     CMLS#: 99086438

Built: 1994 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 7 | Full Baths: 6 | Half Baths: 1 | Interior: 5,267 | Exterior: 7.23 Acres | Garage: 3 Car

Additional Features:  Possible in-law suite/guest area above garage with a full bath.

 

 

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309 TACONIC ROAD - QUIET HIDDEN COLONIAL RETREAT

GREENWICH | 309 Taconic Rd | $13,750,000 - $30.000 a month

 

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GREENWICH | 309 Taconic Rd | $13,750,000 - $30,000 a month

Extraordinary European-style country house sited beautifully atop the high point of an exceptional compound. Breathtaking vistas are enjoyed from all of the principal rooms. Masterful use of reclaimed materials with grand scale creates a warm and inviting interior. Features include master suite with five additional bedrooms and 8 full baths; generator, sauna, elevator, terrace, security system, balcony, wine room and pond. A unique investment property opportunity.

Details: 309 Taconic Rd

MLS#: 91139    CMLS#: 99083585

Built: 2003 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 6 | Full Baths: 8 | Half Baths: 2 | Interior: 13,327 | Exterior: 20.98 Acres | Garage: 7 Car

Additional Features: Country Club Community with golf and water views.

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100 DOUBLING RD - SOUTHERN STYLE COLONIAL

GREENWICH | 100 Doubling Rd | $7,150,000

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GREENWICH | 100 Doubling Rd | $7,150,000

Clean lines and classic elegance are found in this sun filled Southern style Colonial. Broad verandas and soaring floor to ceiling windows overlook two beautifully landscaped acres. Tucked away on a tranquil cul-de-sac, minutes from downtown Greenwich, this residence is designed for maximum enjoyment. A two-story foyer with grand stairway, epicurean kitchen, and deluxe master suite with private balcony and marble bath all reflect the highest caliber of design. Five additional family bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths, a finished lower level featuring 10-foot ceilings, a magnificent recreation room, and art workshop create the perfect family retreat. Lush gardens and in-ground heated pool are anchored by the original greenhouse from the Meek Estate. Truly a gem!

Details: 100 Doubling Rd

MLS#:91849    CMLS#: 99085164

Built: 2005 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 6 | Full Baths: 6 | Half Baths: 2 | Interior: 8,227 | Exterior: 2.14 Acres | Garage: 3 Car

Additional Features: Finished lower level.

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1 DEER LANE - MANOR IN GREENWICH'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE

GREENWICH | 1 Deer Lane | $8,950,000

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GREENWICH | 1 Deer Lane | $8,950,000

Inspired by the classic homes of the early 20th century, this distinctive, light-filled English Tudor-style home has been created by award winning Stone Harbor Land Company in the heart of mid-country Greenwich. The property was once part of the vast Rockefeller Estate of Deer Park and is considered to be in the middle of the "Golden Triangle," a term used by local realtors to describe the most desirable location in Greenwich. A young fresh aesthetic by Amy Hirsch and overly generous room scale is found throughout. First floor guest suite, finished lower level, flexible finished space on the third floor is perfect for staff. Systems include geothermal technology, programmable climate and lighting controls, 48kw generator. Close to country clubs, schools and downtown Greenwich.

Details: 1 Deer Lane

MLS#: 90994

Built: 2014 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 6 | Full Baths: 8 | Half Baths: 1 | Interior: 10,158 | Exterior: 1.86 Acres | Garage: 3 Car

Additional Features: Approved pool site.

 

 

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440 ROUND HILL ROAD - REGAL ON ROUND HILL

GREENWICH | 440 Round Hill Rd | $10,500,000

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GREENWICH | 440 Round Hill Rd | $10,500,000

Extraordinary compound embracing over six spectacular acres on Round Hill Road radiates the noble character, elegance, and grandeur of England's prestigious country estates. Custom designed by premier architect Ira Grandberg, AIA, unparalleled craftsmanship by Hobbs Construction Company, this regal, hand-cut stone manor blends Old World ambiance with the ultimate in 21st-century technology. Accommodating elegant entertaining and casual family living, the remarkable 16,400+/- square-foot interior incorporates impeccable quality, the finest materials, and extraordinary attention to detail. Hand-milled woodwork, moldings and doors highlight the majestic yet warm interior, with most main-floor rooms opening to balconies, porches, or the loggia. Broad oak-appointed corridors and octagonal galleries unite the brilliantly designed layout, with fireplaces enhancing the gracious living, dining and family rooms; handsome library; and sublime master suite. Additional features include a caretaker's cottage and koi pond.

Details: 440 Round Hill Road

MLS#: 89553    CMLS#: 99083377

Built: 2002 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 6 | Full Baths: 9 | Half Baths: 3 | Interior: 16,460 | Exterior: 6.31 Acres | Garage: 6 Car

Additional Features: Caretakers cottage and koi pond.

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10 SPRING HOUSE ROAD - QUINTTESSENTIAL NEW ENGLAND CHARM

GREENWICH | 10 Spring House Rd | $4,499,000

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GREENWICH | 10 Spring House Rd | $4,499,000

The essence of country chic, this inviting estate combines old world charm with 21st century state-of-the-art amenities. Set at the end of a private, long winding drive this beautifully renovated country retreat sits on nearly 6 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, and two ponds. A masterfully designed open floor plan unites the family room with a spectacular, sky-lit kitchen centered by a large honed-granite island and a lovely breakfast room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Second floor family quarters include a luxurious, private master wing with balcony, fireplaces in both the sitting room and vaulted bedroom, a large custom-fitted dressing room and sumptuous marble bath with his/her vanities, steam shower, bidet, and Jacuzzi. Four additional bedrooms, one with French doors to a balcony/sun deck, are served by two baths. The garden level comprises a mirrored exercise room; sauna; separate-entry recreation room (or additional guest/staff quarters) with a stone fireplace and kitchenette; and dog grooming area. This magnificent home offers garaging for five cars, a generator, and potential sites for a swimming pool and tennis court.

Details: 10 Spring House Rd

MLS#: 91753    CMLS#: 99084434

Built: 1935 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 6 | Full Baths: 5 | Half Baths: 2 | Interior: 8,940 | Exterior: 5.85 Acres | Garage: 5 Car

Additional Features: House has a generator, and potential sites for a swimming pool and tennis court.

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12 SAWMILL LANE - EXTRAORDINARY BRICK GEORGIAN MANOR

GREENWICH | 12 Sawmill Lane | $6,400,000

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GREENWICH | 12 Sawmill Lane | $6,400,000

Offered for the first time in almost 30 years, this gem stands majestically on nearly 4 acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Exquisitely proportioned scale and timeless detail are found throughout including hand painted Gracie wall panels in the dining room, and hand polished pine paneling in the library and wine cellar. Truly a generational trophy property located on a lovely mid-country lane. Features include tennis court, pool, pool house with bath and kitchenette, and a stone bonfire pit. Close to town, schools and clubs. Bonus: located in a one-acre zone, subdivision possibility with town approval.

Details: 12 Sawmill Lane

MLS#: 89924    CMLS#: 99082952

Built: 1937 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 5 | Full Baths: 5 | Half Baths: 1 | Interior: 5,743 | Exterior: 3.99 Acres | Garage: 2 Car

Additional Features: Located on a lovely Mid Country lane featuring tennis court, pool, pool house with bath and kitchenette and stone bonfire pit.

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11 HEDGEROW LANE - BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED MID-COUNTRY COLONIAL

GREENWICH | 11 HEDGEROW LANE | $6,650,000

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GREENWICH | 11 HEDGEROW LANE | $6,650,000

This lovely colonial is nestled on 2.27 manicured acres on a cul-de-sac in a private mid-country association. Redesigned with meticulous attention to detail it boasts a large hall that opens to a formal living room, fireplace, and library. The heart of the house received the 2009 HOBI Award for 'best remodeled kitchen.' The dining room with bay window and coffered ceiling adjoins breakfast room through the butler's pantry. All 6 bedrooms have en-suite baths, including the 1st floor guest bedroom. An inviting master bedroom suite has a lavish bathroom, sitting area, and balcony. A private paneled mahogany office is equipped with a fireplace and wet bar. Features include a family room with fireplace, home theater, and solarium that opens onto the deck and pool area. Wine aficionados will love the wine cellar/tasting room on the lower level. Top to bottom renovations were completed in 2009. An additional 3,000 sq ft of finished space is available in the lower level and 3rd floor. Bonus: possible in-law/au-pair suite. Property hosts a 4 car garage.

Details: 11 Hedgerow Lane

MLS#: 91459    CMLS#: 99083958

Built: 1975 | Type: Single Family | Bedrooms: 6 | Full Baths: 7 | Half Baths: 2 | Interior: 9,956 | Exterior: 2.27 Acres | Garage: 4 Car

Additional Features: 3,000 sq ft of finished space in lower level and 3rd fl.

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What Does the New Delta Terminal at LaGuardia Have To Do With Greenwich Real Estate

 

Remember Monday? Raining elephants and buffalo, never mind cats and dogs. I was on my way from Greenwich , CT to Columbus Ohio, where a snow storm was in full progress. Loaded down with too many bags, the swarm of people, lines, and general atmosphere of a very old airport terminal and all the litter, chaos and stress that it's walls and floors held made for wanting me to get to the gate as fast as possible, touching as little as I could only to find, once the plane was fully loaded and ready for takeoff that the flight was cancelled due to Ohio weather conditions.

Overhearing a fellow passenger talking to American Airlines on his phone, I learned that for some reason Delta was getting flights off the ground and into Columbus. Working the phone, the laptop and heading over to Delta, I managed to get myself on a flight that left 5 hours later. Not great and the thought of spending a long time in a rather nasty environment wasn't sitting well. But Delta had a surprise for me. A new terminal! Clean surfaces, modern lighting, sleek furniture and a layout that understood travelers today. High topped counters with ipads where you could surf the net or order lunch, places to charge your electronics everywhere, and lounges.

I have to say.. the change in decor and having the right kinds of workspaces lifted my mood immediately. Not surprising, given what I see everyday as I watch potential buyers tour homes of various condition and decorating. No matter what "they" say... having vision doesn't replace experiencing the space, real time. Something for Greenwich sellers to keep in mind, as they begin to think about listing their home for the Spring Market. -Robin Kencel

What are the Pros & Cons of Buying a Newly Constructed Home - Greenwich Time - Scott Elwell

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Greenwich Time - November 7, 2014

Having just closed on a newly constructed home for one of my clients, I have had a recent experience that included both positives and negatives typically seen in a new construction purchase.  The obvious positive about buying a brand new home is that the buyer is purchasing a home that no one has ever lived in.  The paint will be fresh, the wood will be clean, the appliances will be in mint condition, and the house will be brand new.  With a newly-constructed home, you also get modern layouts, which normally include high ceilings, open floor plans and a fair bit of architectural focus on layout and flow.

On the flip side, there are some drawbacks to buying a newly-constructed home that buyers might not realize.  In addition to price (material costs are increasing and labor in this area is not inexpensive), one downside of buying and moving into a new home is that there can be minor issues that pop up since the house hasn't been lived in.  A fuse that pops, a window that sticks, some cracks in the paint, an outlet that breaks - these are all minor items that can and will happen to the first owners when they buy a brand new home and "break it in."  Houses are complex structures and without actually living in them, it is extremely hard for a builder to iron out every single kink.  This applies for even the best builders in the industry and is the reason that buyers have warrantees. When you buy a newly-constructed home, don't be worried if there are minor issues to work out within the first few weeks and months of ownership.

-Scott Elwell

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