A tour de force of classical architecture, this 15,800-square-foot home on 75.7 emerald acres could easily be mistaken for an English country manor of impressive scale and style.
The property also offers a swimming pool, a tennis court, a greenhouse, gardens, an orchard, a lake with a dock, a stone cottage, and stables.
Nestled in a cocoon of greenery in Greenwich that spans a remarkable 75.7 acres, this striking Elizabethan estate conveys an atmosphere of refinement and aristocratic style rarely found in the United States.
It might easily be mistaken for a home in the English countryside rather than being within commuting distance of Manhattan.
Architect Charles Lewis Bowman designed the residence for financier Charles L. Ohrstrom; it was constructed in 1927, and in 1931, the Greenwich Board of Trade awarded Bowman a medal for its outstanding design.
The roofline exhibits eye-catching characteristics of Elizabethan architecture, including gabled windows and striking perpendicular chimneys.
The centerpiece of the impressive 15,800-square-foot interiors is a magnificent “great hall” with a vaulted ceiling that soars to 40-foot heights, classical stained-glass windows, linenfold-paneled walls of 17th-century English oak, an oversized fireplace, and quarter-sawn oak floors.
Other highlights include two kitchens, a grand stairway, a formal dining room, and such uncommon spaces as a stone-clad rathskeller or basement tavern.
In recent years the home has been updated to include luxurious baths — including two in the master suite clad in Calcutta Gold marble — a home theater, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
The grounds, considered among the largest and finest landholdings in Greenwich, encompass an alluring 60-foot swimming pool, a tennis court, a professional greenhouse, expanses of verdant lawn, flower gardens, an orchard, a spring-fed lake with a dock, and miles of trails for meandering.
An enchanting Cotswold-style stone cottage offers two four-bedroom apartments for guests or caretakers, and the stately stable includes stalls and a paddock as well as additional living quarters.
Among the estate’s delightfully unique features are a boxwood maze and a “life-size” outdoor chess set.
Such distinctive elements combine with undeniably classical styling to create a manor rivaling nearly any parklike English manor.
Offered at: $22,500,000
Location: 124 Old Mill Road, Greenwich, CT 06831