A Lakefront Greenwich Manor Built by Mott B. Schmidt Hits the Market for the First Time in 20 Years

A century ago, having a home created by architect Mott B. Schmidt was all the rage. The Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Astors—America’s Gilded Age royalty—all commissioned the visionary. And, some things don’t change. To own a residence by Mott B. Schmidt is still a mark of prestige, and this lakefront Georgian in Greenwich asking $17 million is the opportunity to live in one of his architectural treasures.

On the market for the first time in 20 years, the circa-1934 mansion on just over 8 acres is a vision of red brick and crisp lawns. It sits in the exclusive Khakum Wood Association, a desirable Greenwich location that no doubt adds to the price tag.

While the manicured grounds looking out to the water are a major highlight, the view looking in is also stunning as the 10,422-square-foot home has been fully renovated by Allan Greenberg & Barry Bronfman. The foyer has timeless grandeur with a stately, curving staircase. Meanwhile, rooms like the home office with its glossy finish or the huge white kitchen, open to the breakfast nook, show that this manor has settled comfortably into 21st-century style.

Unsurprisingly, its amenities also leave nothing wanting. From the pool and pool house to the home theater and game room with a golf simulator, it certainly holds some goodies Schmidt may never have envisioned when he laid its design foundation.

Janet Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing with six bedrooms, seven full baths, and three half baths in total.