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Inside a Classical Lakeside Compound in Greenwich, Connecticut – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog


Designed by the illustrious Tony Ingrao, this timeless 10,418-square-foot Georgian manor is the centerpiece of a luxurious 7.24-acre lakeside compound on a private peninsula in Greenwich.

A Grand Getaway Amid Greenery in Greenwich

Greenwich, Connecticut | Helene BarreSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Known for designing homes that range from stately and traditional to sleekly contemporary, the illustrious Tony Ingrao stayed at the classical end of the spectrum when creating this timeless 10,418-square-foot Georgian manor on a private peninsula in midcountry Greenwich. Past majestic iron entry gates, a long tree-lined drive winds through verdant acreage—with the sparkling waters of Putnam Lake on three sides—to a home of time-honored elegance.

Beyond the regal brick and limestone façade, the refinement begins in a light-flooded reception hall with a fireplace and a sweeping staircase beneath a dramatic domed ceiling. From here, hallways with vaulted arches and handsome millwork lead to the living spaces, which include a wood-paneled library with a fireplace and lighted bookshelves; a living room with a bay window, eye-catching dentil moldings, and French doors to a covered terrace; a formal dining room with striking molding and an ornate fireplace; an inviting kitchen; and a warm, welcoming family room that offers a casual dining area, built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, and doors to an alluring vine-draped verandah perfect for lounging in the fresh air. Private quarters are secluded on the upper level. Chief among them is a very generous master suite with a sitting area, a fireplace, and a pitched beamed ceiling.

The residence is the stately centerpiece of an enviable lakeside compound. Enveloping it are expansive terraces for entertaining, a sizeable motor court, vast swaths of lush lawn, and the revered Scott Johnson’s meticulous landscaping, which features specimen plantings, manicured hedges, decorative iron gates, stone walls, and meandering lighted pathways. The backyard is a private sanctuary of greenery, augmented by other attractions, including an 8,593-square-foot sports facility with a professional-caliber tennis court, gym, and sports court and a gated pool and spa with a waterfall.

The pool house is no less elegant than the main residence, offering a spacious living and dining area and a quiet bedroom, while a one-bedroom guest apartment is tucked on the upper level of the freestanding three-car garage. All the conveniences of Greenwich are minutes away, but a setting this serene, secure, secluded, and self-sufficient provides few reasons to leave home.

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