Greenwich, CT —
“Backcountry” Greenwich

Situated north of the Merritt Parkway, in Greenwich, Connecticut, there is a feeling of being in Vermont but with the proximity of 35 miles to New York City. The homes all have four acre zoning which gives privacy and offers extraordinarily beautiful countryside with large luxury properties and small charming ones as well. Many “rich & famous” have lived here and currently do. One exception to this zoning is Conyers Farm (former owner was CEO of Schenley’s Liquors) which has zoning of 10 minimum acres lot and estates with 60 lots.

The town’s golf course, the “Griff” is wonderful, challenging, and my husband made a “hole-in-one there! There are three private country clubs in the back country if you wish to join.
The Audubon Headquarters and Study Center is impressive and presents a learning and discovery experience of wildlife among it’s 686 acres.

"At Greenwich Polo, I feel like “Pretty Woman” with my hat, dress and a blanket."

Hiking and riding trails in the Babcock Preserve among the 297 acres is so delightful.
At Greenwich Polo, I feel like “Pretty Woman” with my hat, dress and a blanket. A basket with champagne & cheese, and I am ready to “Giddy Up!” Every Sunday in the summer for a small fee, it’s a delightful day of people watching, legendary teams, professional players and champion polo ponies. With 2,000 spectators flocking from the tri-state area, Greenwich Polo host many dignitaries and celebrities.

The Greenwich riding trails have over 150 miles of trails. You can join this club, GRTA for $90 a year if you own or have access to a horse. There is only one store north of the parkway, which is the Round Hill Store, built in 1801 with a creaky front porch. Once, I met the charming Mel Gibson having his morning coffee. His home was just a few steps away. I also remember that before cell phones, this was the only place that had a public telephone where realtors would call for appointments for 25 cents. Sometimes on a Saturday, a realtor would have to wait in line.
The beautiful nature of “backcountry” is what makes it so special.

Featured Listings

153 Ferry Road, Lyme (Hadlyme), CT

Welcome to Highover, a 30-acre hilltop estate on the lower Connecticut River designed by Alfred Hopkins. Over half a mile of water frontage makes this one of the most private waterfront settings in the state, with natural physical barriers that provide security and protection. Many notable guests have visited, including Albert Einstein, Katherine Hepburn, President Harding, and William Gilette. A 5-year renovation occurred at the sprawling 5 BED/8 BATH chateau residence and the 3 BED/4 BATH 1820s Federal Style guest house next to the pillared gated entry. The ground-up renovations exemplify the owners endless devotion to bringing the expected appurtenances into both homes while preserving their classic architecture. A new 3-bay garage with a workshop above and a spacious tobacco barn would accommodate many recreational needs. The dock on Whalebone Creek easily accommodates the owners 36 Hinckley Picnic boat. For larger boats, a 10-minute boat ride brings you to your mooring at Hamburg Cove, one of the Easts best hurricane holes. If your vessel is over sixty feet, marinas are available at the mouth of the river. Lyme is the quintessential enchanted classic New England setting of antique homes, stone walls, and undisturbed countryside. Uniquely poised between New York and Boston and a short ride to world-class entertainment at 2 of the world's largest casinos - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun. Less than an hour by helicopter from JFK, Logan, and Bradley.

266 Michigan Road, New Canaan (Smith Ridge), CT

FURNISHED. Move In For Holidays! On 6+ acres, tailored for an American lifestyle this 18,000 SF European Style home is met inside w/a balanced mix of classic luxury and relaxed modern-day conveniences and furnishings accentuated by contemporary art. Curated by DDC-NYC from a global selection, the furniture was chosen in ways that maximize elegance, style, sophistication & functionality. Designed to host business associates and entertaining without sacrificing the on-going family activities, the home has two distinctive wings. North, with 2-Story Library, Conference/Reading rm, Main Office, Bar, Living and Music rms. Accessed via a separate courtyard, the South wing includes a Dining rm, Reception rm, 2nd Office, Valcucine ergonomic Kitchen, Breakfast area, Family rm, Back Staircase, Service/Mudroom. 2 Laundry rms. Primary Suite with Sitting rm, 2 Fireplaces, 2 Baths, WIC, Dressing rm and Terrace. 6 addit. En-Suites w/Porcelanosa Baths. Bespoke Millwork, Italian Chandeliers, Floor-to-Ceiling Paneled Walls, French Doors with Transom Windows. 8 Chesney Fireplaces. A family-wellness focused estate with enticing, extensive indoor and outdoor features & activities. Fitness Center w/Sauna. Viewing Anteroom leads to Game rm. Home Theater and Wine Cellar. Private fresh water Pond. Pool. Tennis Court. 2,000SF Cottage. Heated Garage with auto exhaust for 10 family cars or up to 25 collectible cars. Details incl. beds & baths on Unfurnished listing #170591063

225 Lordship Boulevard, Stratford (Lordship), CT

Brand new 69 unit luxury apartment building. Pool, fitness center, leasing office, dog park, etc. NOI 980,000 Asking Price: 14,750,000 Cap Rate: 6.64

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