Splendor at water’s edge in Old Greenwich

The love of the sea — and a house by the sea — knows no season, as demonstrated by this exhilarating Old Greenwich home, featuring a boathouse, a dock and 100 feet of shoreline affording magnificent sunset views of Greenwich Cove and the Long Island Sound. 

You can savor those views from virtually any of the 21 rooms in this 4,644-square-foot home, with its abundant windows, veranda terraces and a balcony overlooking level play lawns and perennial gardens — all at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Dreamy vistas of soaring seabirds and sailboats plying open waters are framed by a dynamic, updated interior characterized by Lutron lighting, wide-plank hardwood floors, archways, bead-board paneling and three lovely fireplaces. 

The formal living or music room and the spacious dining area with a fireplace showcase wonderful built-ins. The sunroom offers doors leading to two decks. Beautiful, flowing spaces harmonize together with a family room offering surround sound and an eat-in gourmet kitchen updated with a granite center island, glass backsplash, a Wolf chef’s stove and stainless steel appliances. A built-in computer/homework desk and a first-floor office (or sixth bedroom suite) enhance the clever design. A convenient mudroom gives easy access to a two-car garage and outdoor shower in the side yard.

Special antique lighting accentuates a landing connecting four high ceiling bedrooms on the second floor. The spacious master suite includes the expected amenities — a walk-in closet and a bathroom with two sinks, Bain Ultra tub, dual-head shower and radiant heated floor — while the bedroom itself features a gas fireplace, a private study and a balcony onto panoramic water views. A bedroom with a built-in desk and eyebrow window creates a private suite with its own bathroom. Two more large bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. A laundry room rounds out the private family spaces upstairs. 

A spacious family room with a fireplace and a full bathroom — there are five and a half bathrooms in all — enhances a finished garden lower level complete with a serving kitchen and guest/in-law or nanny’s bedroom along with a door to a stone veranda. At water’s edge, the “Turtle Cabin” boathouse/art studio features another terrace and more guest space. 

This .49-acre property, on the market for $6,995,000, is truly a rare find with easy access to grass pathways and paved sidewalks leading to picturesque shops, an award-winning school, Binney Park and the Metro-North Railroad station.

For more, call Amy Rabenhorst at 203-550-7230 or 203-869-4343.

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