Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
We’ve seen photos of this fabulous stone manor circulating the internet for a few years now, it wasn’t until tonight that we decided to do some research to uncover the history behind it. It was originally designed by architect Quentin Twachtman and built in 1928 for William Rockefeller on a vast estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. Property records on Redfin show that it hit the market in 2009 for $11,100,000 and sold just 7 months later in December for $10,000,000. Following the sale, the new owners commissioned Mitchell Studio and Nordic Custom Builders to restore the nearly 9,000 square foot residence while equipping it for the 21st century. Architectural Digest profiled the property in 2016, revealing that it had not been updated in nearly 50 years. Designer Kevin Isbell told Architectural Digest, “The entire third floor was still staff bedrooms.” The mansion still includes many original details and materials. “In the grand entry hall of the historic home, designer Kevin Isbell hung a dramatic late-18th-century lantern found at a flea market in Paris. The striking flooring and banister are original to the house.” Wood panelling in the home’s library was restored while the formal dining room was finished in a deep indigo lacquer. Professionally landscaped grounds surround the manor with stone terraces, formal gardens, a large pool, stone pathways and frontage on a small body of water.