Tommy Hilfiger’s European-Inspired Greenwich Estate Hits the Market for $47.5M

While Tommy Hilfiger is most accomplished in the world of fashion, he has also accumulated quite the real estate portfolio over the years. The iconic designer, who since 2016 placed homes at the Plaza and in Miami on the market, just put his European-inspired estate in affluent Greenwich, Connecticut up for sale. This property stands as the second most expensive of his recent listings and seems to exist in a universe of its own, not unlike the late Vince Camuto’s Greenwich property nearby. Asking $47.5 million, the masterpiece appears as classic as its current owner’s praised collections.

Built in 1939 by architect Greville Rickard for real estate magnate Charles V. Paterno, the home then fell into the hands of the high-powered Joseph H. Hirshhorn, a prominent financier and patron of the arts. Fast forward, and Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, have seen through a thorough renovation and restoration of the landmark. The result, its original elegance has been elevated to the highest of modern standards. Throughout the 13,344-square-foot residence with 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 3 powder rooms, style appears in dramatic proportions.

Grand rooms filled with original details like commanding stone fireplaces, wood coffered ceilings, and stained glass with the architect’s portrait create a backdrop worthy of a VIP fashion show. Then outside, the tennis court, pool, and ornate grounds keep the show-stopping moments coming.

A gravel driveway weaves through the estate’s 22 acres, a clean gray snake on a backdrop of verdant green. The rose garden, boxwood knot garden, topiary garden with no leaf out of place, and water garden with a fountained koi pond all spot the premises flawlessly. With thoughtfully placed pathways surrounding these meticulous green spaces, it may momentarily feel like being at royal court and will enchant anyone lucky enough to wander about.

Janet Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing, which also holds a theater room, game room, wine cellar/tasting room, and two-bedroom guest house.