1920s elegance meets 2020 luxury

This Greenwich home, nestled in historic Khakum Wood, marries traditional beauty with contemporary living.

Khakum Wood, an exclusive 155-acre residential park of significant estates, was the 1925 creation of the New York architect I. N. Phelps Stokes and the Olmsted Brothers’ landscape design firm. To this day, the beauty and serenity of Khakum Wood make it one of the most sought after locations in all of Greenwich. 

This magnificent Khakum Wood Road home weds more than 8,400 square feet of living space to the romantic 2½-acre setting, which can be savored from abundant windows, French doors and blue stone terraces. Architectural detail and tasteful custom refinements and décor suggest prewar-era substance and quality. 

Yet the $7,950,000 home, significantly expanded and rebuilt in 2018 by architect Louise Brooks, is utterly posh and sophisticated with high-caliber appointments and comfort systems that include room for a future elevator. Wonderfully proportioned interiors flow from the elegant reception hall with its handsome wood entry door, powder room and oak flooring. The front-to-back living room with fireplace opens to a covered porch. A library outfitted with paneling, bookshelves and a fireplace provides its own invitation for quiet conversation by the fire. Formal dining is celebrated in the elegant dining room with a fireplace featuring the original Delft tile surround. 

No detail has been overlooked in the gourmet kitchen, which contains custom cabinetry, soapstone and marble surfaces and top-of-the-line appliances. The breakfast area is nestled in a niche of windows, flooding it with natural light. In the family room, a fireplace is a focal point of a space equipped with French doors out to the terrace. Upstairs, enchanting garden views create a delightful ambiance for five spacious en-suite bedrooms. In the stylish master suite, the owners will feel a sense of soft luxury in a bedroom with a vaulted ceiling. Two generous walk-in custom closets and a luxurious marble master bath complete the suite to perfection. 

Recreational areas on the lower level offer space for child’s play and exercise, with a full bathroom and storage. The 15 rooms — which include three half-baths — create an historic yet modern whole.

For more, call Leslie McElwreath at 917-539-3654 or 203-618-3165, or David Ogilvy at 203-869-9866.

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