Enveloped by glorious emerald greenery, this regal estate in Greenwich’s Khakum Wood is a pillar of American design history. Each of the homes in Khakum Wood takes its cue from the neighborhood’s inaugural residence, designed by the esteemed I. N. Phelps Stokes, who was considered one of finest architects of his time. This stately 1920s residence was one of the first homes built in Khakum Wood, and its romantic grounds feature original landscape planning by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the illustrious Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of Central Park.
The enduring refinement, quality, and craftsmanship of early-20th-century America is on grand display here alongside desirable new fixtures and features. The handsome stone façade is accented by classic shutters and other vintage details, and the home’s roughly 8,400-square-foot interiors exhibit richly hued woods, timeless moldings, French doors, chair rails, and multiple warming fireplaces.
The floor plan’s generous capacity is the result of a significant expansion and renovation in 2018, which also imparted superior appointments, amenities, and conveniences designed to create a truly luxurious modern living environment.
The grounds were recently revived and rejuvenated, and their beauty can be enjoyed indoors and out thanks to plentiful windows, French doors, and a serene bluestone terrace with both covered and open-air spaces.
A majestic reception hall with oak flooring and a graceful staircase introduces the elegance found throughout.
Beyond lie rooms ideal for refined living and entertaining: a formal living room with a fireplace and access to a shady covered terrace, a paneled library with built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a fireplace, a bar inspired by the designs of Christopher Peacock, and a formal dining room with an original Delft tile fireplace surround and graceful access through French doors to a breezy terrace perfect for summer soirees.
The spacious kitchen’s ample custom cabinetry, oversized island, soapstone and marble countertops, top-tier appliances, and butler’s pantry will appeal to any gourmet.
It flows to a family room with media wiring, a fireplace, a bay window, and French doors to the terrace; while steps away is a light-filled breakfast nook designed for quiet casual meals while appreciating the grounds through a wall of windows.
The lower level encourages relaxation for the young and the young at heart and also offers a mirrored fitness room, a full bath, and abundant storage space.
Five restful bedroom suites are secluded on the home’s upper level.
A sense of airy, light-filled serenity pervades the master suite, which includes a bedroom with a lofty tray ceiling, two walk-in closets and dressing rooms, and a lavishly appointed bath with a soaking tub.
Every suite benefits from enchanting views of verdant treetops and colorful gardens. The home is equipped to accommodate an elevator, facilitating effortless access from level to level. Completing the thoughtful picture are a mudroom, laundry rooms on the first and second floor, and a heated three-car garage.
In the heart of midcountry Greenwich, peaceful Khakum Wood is an exclusive residential association, a planned community of significant estates unmatched for its continuity of architectural and landscape design. After nearly a century, Khakum Wood remains one of the area’s most highly sought-after locations.
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