Amid a canopy of mature trees, the exceptional estate known as Amarpali combines stylistic inspirations from the French countryside, elegant American classicism, and a host of modern amenities.
Ivy-clad pillars, stately stone walls, a winding drive, century-old trees, sweeping lawns, and manicured hedges create an appropriately regal prelude to the estate, whose traditional ambience is introduced by a warm stone façade with romantic balconies and a handsome slate roof.
Known for designs that update tradition to accommodate the finest in comfortable contemporary living, award-winning architect Dinyar Wadia and his dedicated team created the four-level home in 2013, filling the impressive 18,000 square feet with an array of spaces for entertaining and luxurious living.
Each of the 26 rooms benefits from magnificent craftsmanship, abundant eye-catching detail—including custom millwork, distinctive moldings and celling treatments—and carefully chosen materials, many imported from Europe.
Highlights include a powder room with dramatic red lacquer walls, a double-height wood-paneled library with built-in bookshelves, a spacious eat-in kitchen with a dramatic island and hood, a sophisticated formal dining room, eight restful bedroom suites, and a breezy loggia with graceful groin vaulting. Seven fireplaces contribute both warmth and conviviality.
Both an elegant sweeping stairway and an elevator afford access to the upper levels.
European-inspired gardens, swaths of emerald lawn, colorful flowering plants, and alfresco entertaining spaces—among them a sunny patio with a fireplace and fountain—surround the home, which is sited on three secluded acres not far from downtown Greenwich. Manhattan is less than an hour away.
Offered at: $33,000,000
Location: 471 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830