$37M Wadia Associates-Designed Brick Manor in Greenwich, Connecticut
$37,000,000 | Built 2001 | 18,954 Sq. Ft. | 8 beds | 13 Baths | 8.23 Acres
555 Lake Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
Designed by Wadia Associates and masterfully built in 2001, this 18,954 square foot brick manor has been reduced to $37 million in Greenwich, Connecticut. Listing details: Framed by stone walls, a gated Cherry tree-lined drive leads to the majestic Wadia-designed brick Georgian manor on 8.23 park-like acres. Elaborate custom details adorn the beautifully proportioned rooms of this 18,954 ± square-foot residence offering eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, six fireplaces, an elevator and dumbwaiter. There is also a five-car garage and full house generator.
First Floor: Crowned by a three-story cascading chandelier custom made by Sharon Marston, the impressive reception hall is set off by a Wenge walnut parquetry floor, lacquered walls, double onyx-clad powder rooms and a graceful bespoke curving staircase. The foyer opens to spacious formal dining room with fireplace and sophisticated formal living room with fireplace and full bar, ideal for entertaining. A grand two-story mahogany library with brass upper gallery, custom made by Gosling Ltd. of London serves as the home’s magnificent showpiece, with a marble fireplace, weight and chain windows and French doors to the covered porch. High-end grade appliances highlight the custom Smallbone chef’s kitchen with Poliform cabinetry, double butler’s pantries, Wolf stove, hibachi grill, wok burner, sous vide sink, three Gaggenau warming drawers, three ovens, a steam oven, two Miele dishwashers and Macassar ebony-clad SubZero refrigerators and freezers. Adjoining the kitchen, the family room offers an informal dining area and spacious casual seating area. French doors open from the family room to the terrace. Pocket doors conceal an study with adjoining office area. Served by an informal powder room, the mudroom with custom closets opens to the five garages.
Second Floor: In the north wing, the impeccably designed primary suite features a sitting area with built-in bookcases, a private balcony off the bedroom with fireplace and two stunning bathrooms both with radiant heated floors. Accompanied by a custom-fitted dressing room, the first bathroom showcases a marble fireplace, mother of pearl inlay shower, freestanding soaking tub and morning kitchen. Accessed by a short flight of stairs, a second custom-fitted wardrobe room by Smallbone with sycamore cabinetry expands into its own floor. There is also a second bathroom with its own dressing room, both by Poliform. There are four more spacious en-suite bedrooms on this floor. Three of these bedroom have adjoining sitting rooms and balconies, and one features a fireplace Third floor: There is one staff bedroom, a sitting room and a full bathroom. Above the garages is a separate one-bedroom apartment with living room with fireplace, full kitchen, a bathroom and laundry.
Lower Level: An entertainment haven, this floor features a 5,000+ bottle wine cellar, home theater, family room with full wet bar and candy concession stand, game room, a mirrored dance studio, gym, batting cage, laundry and powder room. Property: Facing east, the expansive stone terrace overlooks the rolling lawn and is flanked by a new 75-foot long heated Haggerty plaster pool with glass mosaic tile floor. A charming pool house contains a covered, open air dining area, kitchenette and full bathroom. Beyond the pool, the fully equipped outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven, rotisserie and three grills. Artfully concealed by the property’s stone walls is a north/south tennis court. The property is on the market for $37 million with Leslie McElwreath & Joseph F. Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty. Photography by Steve Rossi Photography.