A Custom-Built Colonial in Greenwich Priced at $8.8M Looks for Its Second Owner

The affluent New York-Connecitcut border town of Greenwich never has a drought of high-end homes for sale, from English-style country manors to dream equestrian estates, but a newcomer just came onto the market to steal the show. Located smack-dab in Central Greenwich just steps away from Putnam Lake, the 2001 home was custom-built by its owners to reflect all the picturesque virtues of life in New England. Characterized by its charming clapboard exterior and rolling greens, the listing is on the higher end of the Connecticut real estate market asking $8.795 million.

Sitting on just over two acres, the home provides a friendly welcome with its front door and shutters painted a dark teal shade. Stepping into the refined foyer with patterned antique wood floors and peach-colored wallpaper, one might think they’re entering a grand period Colonial updated for today’s living. Overall, the residence certainly embraces a traditional Connecticut vernacular, but with a few exciting surprises.

Each room has its own personality, fluttering with floral beauty in the dining room, cheery prints in the formal living room, and sleek modernity in the kitchen. An unexpected anchor of the home is the glass conservatory dine-in space, bringing to life the idea of a meal under the stars. The private spaces are not lacking either, encompassing a total of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms across the home’s nearly 8,000 square feet.

With its prestigious schools, luxury shops, cute restaurants, and tight-knit community, Greenwich attracts everyone from young families to world-famous figures (Tommy Hilfiger and Regis Philbin formerly owned there). Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing for anyone looking to splash out on something fabulous in the area.