$47,500,000 | Built c.1939 | 13,344 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 11 Baths | 22.39 Acres
Just weeks after relisting their colourful mansion in Florida for $24.5 million, American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee Ocleppo have put their spectacular 22 acre Greenwich compound on the market for $47.5 million. The 13,000 square foot manor was originally designed by noted architect Greville Rickard and built in 1939 for real estate magnate Charles V. Paterno. The property later became the home of famed financier and art patron Joseph H. Hirshhorn, who displayed his eminent art collection and sculpture garden here before gifting it to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. Under the Hilfigers’ ownership, the painstaking reinvention of this historic property brings the elegant charm of its rich heritage to the highest caliber of modern standards, adding cohesive enhancements to the original design. Tommy and Dee embarked on a six year restoration and renovation project, commissioning the talents of Andre Tchelistcheff Architects, Xhema Industries, interior designers Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret, Ltd., and landscape designer Miranda Brooks. The European inspired country estate unfolds across 22 acres as the summit of Round Hill, the highest point in Greenwich, a 570′ elevation, commanding panoramic vistas all the way to Long Island Sound and the Manhattan skyline.
Meticulously restored and renovated with sensitivity to the historic architecture, this grand residence includes a total of 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 3 powder rooms, 6 fireplaces, elaborately carved millwork, intricate plasterwork, decorative painting, wide-board and limestone floors and fine textile wall-coverings. There is a turreted entry, beamed great hall, baronial Elizabethan-style staircase with leaded-glass bay, family room, home theatre and lower level wine cellar with tasting room. The impressive landscape includes a rose garden with fountains, boxwood knot garden, water garden with koi pond, topiary garden, swimming pool, tennis court and a great lawn. The property also includes a guest cottage, greenhouse and detached four-bay garage. Annual property taxes are estimated at $221,524. This historic property is on the market for $45 million with Janet Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty.