Photographs courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty.
Traditional, baronial splendor characterizes this custom-built Georgian Colonial on Vineyard Lane in central Greenwich.
Architect Boris Baranovich has incorporated his classic English style and sophistication into every aspect of this home. A grand two-story entry sweeps you into the step-down living room, with its carved marble fireplace; mahogany paneled library with its coffered ceiling; and elegant dining room. Ten- to 12-foot ceilings throughout enhance each of the first-floor public rooms, including a delightful solarium, whose French doors, opening onto a flagstone terrace, set the tone for an estate that lets nature in at every turn. It’s the perfect spot for a cup of tea prepared in the chestnut gourmet kitchen, which flows into a butler’s pantry and breakfast room adjacent to the family room.
Upstairs in this 10,600-square-foot, $7,895,000 property, the master suite boasts an inviting study that overlooks 3 manicured acres, with flora in a pink-purple palette. There are five additional bedrooms here, three of which have new marble en-suite bathrooms. (The house has seven bedrooms and five full and three half-baths in all.)
The walk-out lower level contains a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, a home theater and a billiards room, while the expansive third floor has an exercise room, office and cedar storage.
A staff apartment over the garage and a new pool complete the outdoor scene with one thing more — a charming dollhouse, caressed by rhododendrons, which adds a touch of whimsy.