Founded in 1640, Greenwich, Conn., is one of the oldest towns in America. As such, it’s not difficult to find area homes that date from before the American Revolution.
This, however, isn’t one of those homes. Instead, this is a clean-lined contemporary built circa 1971 in leafy north Greenwich, which is all about the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Renovated in 2022, the home’s interiors pay homage to its midcentury roots.
Asking $6.175 million via listing agent Yashmin Lloyds at Compass, the low-slung sprawler spans about 5,800 square feet and sports a flexible floor plan with four (and potentially more) bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus two half-baths. The home sits on an expansive 4.15-acre plot, which includes an apple orchard, a swimming pool and a forest of mature trees.
Walls of glass create an environment where the natural surroundings blend with the open living spaces. First port of call is the large wood-paneled living room, with tiled floors and built-in lighted bookshelves, attractively decorated with collectable vintage pieces that include Vladimir Kagan rocking chairs and a Federico Munari sofa. Sliders open to the nearby entertaining terrace.
The eat-in kitchen is recently renovated in a minimalist style, with custom cabinets and a new butler’s pantry. The spare, utilitarian space is a perfect foil for the dining room with its one-of-a-kind George Nakashima-designed table and chairs. There is a cozy library, also with huge windows, a skylight-topped office that is unsurprisingly furnished with a midcentury desk and chairs, a spacious family room with stone accented fireplace, and a tiny meditation room that looks over the pool.
An enormous master suite, which showcases a Nakashima live-edge headboard, boasts its own sitting room. Both rooms have walls of glass that frame pretty views of lush gardens and a relaxing waterfall. The other three bedrooms all have recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. One of the home’s more unusual elements is a wet bar/coffee station tucked into the corridor off of which the bedrooms open, while the huge basement contains a playroom and a workshop, as well as lots of storage.
As for location, art and golf lovers are in luck. The Brant Foundation, founded by polo playing billionaire art collector and publisher Peter Brant, is nearby, as is the Stanwich Club, which has hosted tournaments like the Palmer Cup and the USGA Mid-Am championship.