A Greenwich home that’s a year-round resort

With beach season looming, those in the market for a new home might want to consider a property that’s a seaside vacation in all seasons.

One of the few waterfront compounds in Greenwich, this 1.52-acre estate on Glen Avon Drive — overlooking Long Island Sound in the town’s Riverside section — is a feast for the senses, inside and out.

The exquisite landscaping by Janice Parker includes formal gardens with all white flowers, among them climbing roses, offering fragrant beauty. Mature plantings and specimen trees grace the grounds. The organic vegetable garden is bordered by custom-designed Walpole fencing and bunny gates. Custom handmade gas lanterns and imported stainless steel outdoor nautical lighting illuminate the front and rear of the property, which also features ivy-covered stone entrance pillars; a circular courtyard bordered by antique Belgian block reclaimed from an historic street in Boston; a guest house overlooking an infinity edge pool; a year-round spa; a fire pit; two outdoor grills and kitchens; a custom stone wood-burning pizza oven; and a private dock.

And that’s just the backdrop of this 8-year-old hand-cut stone and wood house, which blends New England and Southern aesthetics and tradition with cutting-edge custom work. Inside, God is indeed in the details, as architect Mies van der Rohe liked to say. Among them is hand-rolled architectural glass throughout by Bendheim for a wavy, antique finish. There is custom cabinetry by Christopher Peacock not only in the state-of-the-art kitchen and butler’s pantry but throughout the house, which features a sweeping foyer, a living room and dining room with French doors opening onto a covered bluestone terrace and the water; a mahogany library and bar; two family rooms, one with a screened-in porch; two home offices; a children’s study; five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, including a master bedroom with his and her baths; a bunk room that sleeps six; a powder room; a laundry room; and a full bath off the mudroom. All for    $15, 900,000.

The square footage (8,916) includes the guesthouse, which has a great room, a dining room, a bunk room that sleeps four, a full bath, a laundry and a screened-in porch.

The main house also has an additional 3,000 square feet in the form of an unfinished lower level, an unusual feature in waterfront property. The lower level has plumbing for two bathrooms, two fireplaces and 10-foot ceilings.

It would make a marvelous man cave or woman cave or apartment. At Glen Avon, the possibilities are endless. 

— Georgette Gouveia

For more, contact agent Tracey Koorbusch at 203-561-8266 or tracey.koorbusch@sothebyshomes.com.

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