The Belle Haven neighborhood of Greenwich, which began as a park for residents of that coveted community in the late 19th century, is one of the most desirable areas in a city already widely regarded as one of the most exclusive in the U.S. This delightful six-bedroom home on the Belle Haven peninsula—with its lovely views of Greenwich Harbor and beyond—is imbued with a welcoming warmth and an inescapable timeless charm.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Martha Z Jeffrey & Anne Ogilvy, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Beyond an iconic swath of emerald front lawn and a façade classically detailed with shingles and dormers, the interiors of the home are replete with colorful accents, plentiful bright windows, and welcome modern touches. Highlights include a formal living room with stately wood-framed fireplace, a spacious formal dining room, and a versatile sunroom that, with its wonderful light, would make an ideal office or art studio. A roomy kitchen outfitted with an oversized island, counter seating, and top-tier stainless-steel appliances—including a full-sized wine chiller—easily accommodates culinary explorations and festive gatherings of groups large and small. The kitchen flows directly to a wonderful window-wrapped family room with an airy pitched ceiling, a fireplace, and French doors opening to a patio.
Five of the bedrooms are secluded on the home’s two upper level. The peaceful owner’s suite features a sitting room, office, or solarium; a walk-in closet; an elegant bath; and a generous dressing room. The lower level offers an area sure to please fitness enthusiasts—a well-lit gym accompanied by a sauna—as well as a wine room, abundant storage space, an additional bedroom suite, and a pool cabana.
Occupying some two acres, the estate also includes a tennis court and pool surrounded by handsome stone walls, vibrant flowers, and impeccably manicured landscaping. A covered wraparound porch and an open-air patio with a fire pit and a built-in grill look out over the refreshing pool, glorious grass, and gardens toward the waters of Greenwich Harbor. In the height of summer, with roses blooming, the lawn remarkably lush, and the harbor sparkling in the distance, the poolside setting is an idyll of thriving color and refreshment—all just minutes from the conveniences of town.
The adjoining 0.69-acre lot affords the possibility for the creation of an additional residence or guesthouse but also ensures that the invaluable views remain private and protected for generations to come.