“Our modern interpretations of historical architectural styles create homes that respond intuitively to contemporary lifestyles … while offering timeless traditional beauty.” That pledge is among the calling cards of the architectural firm Thompson Raissis, who designed this magnificent stone Georgian residence in midcountry Greenwich, where an array of modern amenities are given a refined classical cloak.
The home displays a dedication to Pre-war substance and quality. For the façade, granite from a century-old quarry was shipped to the estate and hand-cut and -chiseled.
The roof was fashioned from Vermont slate. Interior floors are paved in ivory crème limestone, regal walnut, antiqued granite, and white character-grade oak. Ceilings soar to heights of up to 16 feet; many are vaulted, and a few feature eye-catching domes.
Windows and French doors are crafted from mahogany and antiqued bronze, and the numerous fireplaces boast elegant custom surrounds. Yet the finest in modern living is accommodated with ease here. A sophisticated ventilation system provides radiant heating, air filtration, fresh-air intake, humidification, and dehumidification.
A snow melting system has been built into surfaces surrounding the entrances and garages. Every system — including distributed audio-visuals and security, can be controlled through a centralized Crestron system. The home can be locked and secured while a delivery room remains accessible.
Among the array of inviting spaces found amid the 24,039-square feet are formal living and dining rooms, a billiards room with leather walls and built-ins, and a walnut-paneled library and office with a bar area and fireplace.
The limestone-finished kitchen includes a breakfast room and a cold pantry; adjoining is a family room with a vaulted ceiling, oak flooring and paneling, and a fireplace.
Each of the six bedrooms exemplifies refined relaxation, with custom closets, and en suite marble baths featuring rain showerhead and body sprays, soaking tubs, and TOTO fixtures. The master suite includes a snack bar with a refrigerator.
A playroom is tucked away on the third floor, and on the lowest level, consummate entertaining and relaxing can be accomplished thanks to a handsome home theater, a wine cellar, gym, a family room with French doors accessing the grounds, and an indoor lap pool, spa, sauna, steamshower, and massage room.
Across a lush emerald lawn, the guest and pool house offers two bedrooms and three baths along with a comfortable great room that includes a fireplace and well-outfitted kitchen space.
Steps outside the door, a generous swimming pool beckons.
$29,500,000 | 110 Clapboard Ridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830