17 Acre Denbigh Farm with Scale Replica Mt. Vernon Playhouse Asks $40M

17 Acre Denbigh Farm with Scale Replica Mt. Vernon Playhouse Asks $40M

$40,000,000 | Built 1775 | 13,343 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 13 Baths | 17.20 Acres
591 Riversville Road, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States, 06831

Just as American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee Ocleppo have found a buyer for their spectacular 22 acre Greenwich compound, Tommy’s first wife, Susie Hilfiger, has put her incredible 17.2 acre Greenwich estate on the market for $40 million. According to Mansion Global, “The onetime couple, who were married from 1980 to 2000 and share four children, are known to have a friendly relationship.” The pair purchased the property in 1995 for $8.5 million. Perched high above sea level with breathtaking panoramic views of Long Island Sound, the 17.2 acre property, known as Denbigh Farm, dates to 1775 with a beautiful period house. Continue the wonderful history of this special estate of an era of timeless refinement. A home with multiple wings that welcomes you. A lifestyle of memories, enjoyment & pleasure for years awaits the new buyer!

Extraordinary equestrian estate with grand rooms, quality details, beautiful antique floors, lovely English sculptured sunken gardens, sprawling verdant lawns, old stone walls, sparkling pool and tennis court. There is approximately 14,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, 4 powder rooms and 12 fireplaces. Step-down drawing room/ball room with a high ceiling, panelling and a marble mantle imported from the 17th century Hotel Particulier Montmartre, the former residence of the Hermes family in Paris. A collection of furniture from the one time Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, which was purchased at auction in the 1990s is not included but may be available for purchase separately. The formal dining room has original hand painted Gracie Chinese wallpaper, the Oval office is a favourite plus the summer flower room, botanical room, the kitchen with original meat locker for cold storage, delightful morning room and silver room for sterling collection and a spa.

Built as a scale model, the Mt. Vernon playhouse, historic home of George Washington near Washington, D.C., is very detailed with a shingled roof and paint colours that match authentic samples from Mt. Vernon. A gym/sports house will delight the fitness enthusiast. Several luxurious guest quarters, greenhouse, fancy chicken coops, goat house plus security office/studio, gorgeous barn with 6 stalls with a lower level of a large home office, three paddocks and a riding ring. The apple orchards will make the best homemade pies! A magnificent manor home on an elegant landmark estate that is so rare. Seldom do you capture such a majestic view. Impressive, private and inviting. Former home of Joseph Verner Reed, Jr. the one time U.S. Ambassador to Morocco and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, who owned the home from the 1930s-  1990s. The George Bush family spent a lot of time with the Reed family at Denbigh Farm relaxing. Renovations were completed by renowned architect Allan Greenberg. Denbigh Farm is on the market for $40 million with Janet K Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Architect Allan Greenberg masterfully designed this scale model of Mount Vernon and turned it into a one-of-a-kind children’s playhouse. The architect’s project page reveals, “In miniature, it replicates the historic dwelling’s general massing, architectural detailing, and character.” The structure was commissioned by Susie Hilfiger, then wife of fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, in 1999 as a piece to be shown at a decorator show house in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Los Angeles Times published a piece from the Associated Press in February 2000 revealing that the structure cost $750,000 unfurnished and $980,000 furnished – complete with candlesticks and bed linens. 

The Los Angeles Times: Architect Allan Greenberg, an expert on Mount Vernon and author of “George Washington, Architect,” simplified the floor plan from eight rooms to four and shrank the interior dimensions to about two-thirds size: The main house measures 8-feet by 22-feet; doorways are 4-feet 3 inches tall; double-hung windows that suggest two stories from outside look into single-floor rooms with ceilings between 6 and 7 1/2 feet high.

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