Grand in Greenwich: A Mansion with a Secret Tunnel Seeks $32.5M

Grand In Greenwich An Ivy Covered Mansion Seeks 32 5m

For many, the classic yuletide lyric “Fast away the old year passes” sounds like something that can’t happen soon enough. But for the Connecticut real estate market, 2020 has been a very good year—and home sales show no sign of slowing down. In Fairfield County, for instance, when comparing October 2020 to October 2019 sales, the number of signed contracts increased more than 104% for homes purchased in the $1 million to $2 million range, with Greenwich as a standout, where October contracts jumped 280% for homes in that price range. Though this lavish home is much pricier, it still may not last on the market long with the way things have been going lately.

The grand, gated residence sits in Greenwich, offered for $32.5 million. Built by architect Joeb Moore in 2008, this ivy-covered, manse has a long list of cool features. Starting at the bottom, there’s a secret tunnel that leads to an indoor pool that’s sited in a dramatically modern, freestanding and glass-enclosed structure with a fireplace. At the top of the main house, on the third floor, there’s a billiards room with views to Long Island Sound and New York City. And in between, there’s a large office, a library, a gym, a movie theater and a main bedroom with its own deck, along with six additional bedrooms.

The five-acre grounds feature a gracious circular drive, framed by allées of trees, gardens designed by Reed Hilderbrand and a Har-Tru tennis court. Rob Johnson of Halstead Property has the listing.