Stone walls frame the gated entry to this extraordinary waterfront estate in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut, encompassing more than five exquisite acres on a private road with extensive 681 feet of shoreline on Greenwich Harbor. The property features a one-bedroom guest cottage, a deep water dock, a two-story oak-paneled barn, and a heated pool by noted architect John Murray, which is complemented by a wisteria-draped pergola. Designed by Martha Baker, the property is punctuated by a vibrant array of perennial gardens, sculptured specimen shrubbery, flowering trees, and sprawling expansive open lawns—presenting a visual feast of horticultural splendor.
Classic elegance untarnished by the passage of time defines the richly detailed 1939 residence by noted 20th century architects Henry O. Chapman, Jr. and Harold Beder, the original home of Oliver D. Mead. Renovated and expanded to more than 8,100 square feet of beautifully scaled living space by the current owners, it showcases sophisticated interiors by esteemed designers Cullman and Kravis, with panoramic water views from most main floor rooms—many opening to a magnificent wraparound waterfront terrace with a fireplace providing splendid indoor and outdoor entertaining. The elegant and formal living and dining rooms, handsome library, stunning great room with built-ins and a coffered ceiling, and four-season radiant-heated solarium, also designed by John Murray, all feature wood burning fireplaces. The family room is walled with windows and adjoins a gourmet custom kitchen centered by two granite islands.
The seven bedrooms, served by eight baths, include a luxurious master suite with a fireplace, his and her master baths, and walk-in custom closet; a private suite ideal for guests; and a charming children’s bunk room with built-ins. The rooftop features a captain’s walk with amazing vistas across Long Island Sound.