Modern Zen luxury

Photographs courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty.

There is modern and then there is Modern.

And this angular, Zen-like home on Greenwich’s Thunder Mountain Road — with its striking use of green stone, Asian influences and floor-to-ceiling windows — is Modern with a capital “M.”

Begin with a long drive that winds its way amid 4.8 acres to the 10,098-square-foot hilltop house, crafted from meticulous and intricately patterned Ashlar rock and stucco on a steel-frame construction. A stone footbridge, stretching across a serene koi pool, guides you to the entrance. Chinese granite terraces flanked by natural rock formations add texture to the landscaping, whose features include an 80-foot pool and an illuminated tennis court.

Inside, lofty ceilings of varying heights, a sophisticated Elan lighting system accentuating artwork and an abundant use of imported African Wenge wood have a spare but dramatic effect. Expanses of glass marry indoors and outdoors.  In the living room, dining room, family room and master suite, poured concrete fireplaces and simple wall niches establish a clean-lined look with an Eastern flourish. Think Minimalism meets Bali. 

The kitchen and butler’s pantry have walnut cabinetry, stone countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. A relaxing breakfast room with a curved banquette wrapped in windows looks across the kitchen, family room and light-filled playroom on the second floor. 

The lower level brings together a theater, an exercise room, a spa bath and a wine cellar, while a Zen-like atmosphere pervades the second and third stories. On the second floor, the master wing showcases a fireplace, a private terrace, two spacious dressing rooms and a sensual master bath with an original “work-of-art” travertine marble tub basin featuring a waterfall spout. Seven additional suites — there is a total of eight bedrooms and nine full and two partial bathrooms — create a private experience of comfort and luxury. The list price is $5,500,000. 

For more, contact Leslie McElwreath at 917-539-3654 or 203-618-3165.

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