One of the highly esteemed “AD 100,” designer Mark Cunningham is the mastermind behind the extensive renovation of the midcountry Greenwich estate known as North Court.
The 100-year-old brick-and-limestone estate is reportedly a reproduction of a portion of the English country home of the original owner.
After a meticulous renewal and transformation — original moldings and plasterwork have been salvaged, and other alterations were undertaken with a respectful eye toward the home’s history and genesis – North Court remains a fine example of classical American style but has been updated and improved to accommodate the finest in modern living in sophisticated urbanity.
Majestic gates and winding drive lined with mature trees introduce the singular estate. Measuring approximately 15,500 square feet, the residence is undeniably expansive, yet it retains an inviting ambience. Many rooms, including the entry hall and the spacious living room, are ideal for showcasing art.
A colorful media room or lounge boasts a bank of windows looking out over the lush greenery of the grounds.
Steps away is a formal dining room with regal paneling and a stately fireplace with a marble surround.
The family room — with its classical moldings, paneling, built-in bookshelves, and coffered ceiling — can easily double as a handsome home office.
Upper-level rooms are pleasantly light and airy, at once glamorous and cozy.
Epitomizing luxury and grace, the master bedroom suite includes a serene bedroom in soothing creamy hues, while one of the home’s six guest bedrooms is tucked into the eaves, fostering the feeling of a relaxed sanctuary.
The playroom invites recreation and whimsy with its cushioned L-shaped banquette and open, airy, custom-carpeted space.
Form and function are in harmonious balance in the lower-level wine cellar, which features century-old New York City subway lighting, limestone tile in a herringbone pattern, metal and glass storage areas, full walls of racks, and space for a tasting and dining table.
Sharing this floor are a private screening room, a yoga and massage room, and a sauna. The estate also features several freestanding structures, including an Equinox-equipped gym, a two-bedroom guesthouse that could easily serve as secluded professional suites, and a charming teahouse.
A loggia with an original brick-and-limestone fireplace encourages alfresco leisure. Beyond, the 3.75-acre grounds feature a courtyard with fountains, a tennis court, a swimming pool surrounded by herringbone-patterned brick, and harmonious, meticulous landscaping chosen and designed by Robin Kramer. Among the many clever features is a series of “rooms” defined by English boxwoods, which further the undeniable sense that this is one of the most distinguished of estates in Greenwich.
$20,000,000 / Greenwich, CT 06830