Those wishing to live like Elizabeth I – or maybe just like a movie star – need
look no further than “Old Mill Farm” in Greenwich – as much a resort as a home.
Built in 1927 by investment banker Charles L. Ohrstrom and architect Charles Lewis Bowman, who created much of Tudor Bronxville, the farm is an impressive, 15,862-square-foot, eight-bedroom Elizabethan Tudor featuring 16th- and 17th-century English oak linen-fold panel walls, a great hall/ living room with a 40-foot vaulted ceiling, museum-quality stained-glass windows, quarter-sawn oak floors and a stone rathskeller. The previous owner, Mel Gibson, renamed it Wayne Manor (a nod to “Batman”) and made it his Connecticut home for 15 years. It was modernized by the current owner with a sumptuous master suite featuring two updated Calacatta Gold marble bathrooms, luxurious family bathrooms – 14 full and seven partial in all – a hi-end movie theater, double chef kitchens and a state-of-the-art sound system.
Outbuildings include a Cotswold-style stone cottage with two, four-bedroom apartments; a stable with living quarters as well as stalls and a horse paddock; a log cabin with original fireplace and a professional greenhouse.
The grounds are considered the finest and largest landholding in Greenwich, with 75-plus acres of broad lawns, flower gardens and orchards, a boxwood maze, miles of trails and a spring-fed lake with a dock. Expansive flagstone terraces lead to an outdoor chess set, a 60-foot pool, a lit tennis court with a stone pavilion and a putting green, all showcased in an extraordinary English park setting for $22,500,000.
Now all you need is your own dashing Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, to ride and play chess with.
For more, call Leslie McElwreath at 917-539-3654 or 203-618-3165.