Greenwich, CT, USA
11 Simmons Lane
This bucolic and amazingly quiet mid-country lane is the setting for this French Manor house on 2.25 acres, surrounded by 2.63 acres of protected Greenwich Land Trust property. A new custom home designed, built, and landscaped by Core Home with painstaking care to honor centuries-old building techniques and materials combined with a thoughtful attitude towards conservation plus a modern touch with an impeccable style applied throughout. Graceful, high ceilinged entrance with a view through to the back terrace and garden. A wonderful wide rear hallway framed by French doors and long windows is on axis with a fireplace on one end and the elegant, reclaimed oak staircase on the other. Front to back living room with a beamed ceiling and a fabulous wet bar.Formal dining room next to a fully outfitted butler's pantry. The library has stylish custom book cabinets and a fireplace. The kitchen is spectacular with a piece de resistance Lacanche range, a dramatic center island clad in steel, a beautiful wooden ceiling with beams and a charming breakfast room framed with a wide arched opening. The family room steps down and has a vaulted beamed ceiling and a large arched statement window. The master suite with a fireplace has a luxurious bath and an incredible dressing room with another bath and custom cabinetry. There are 4 other bedrooms with flexibility of use. A 3 car garage, a 60 ft pool and a whimsical stone pool house with a changing room bath and raised hearth fireplace. The gardens are arresting with multiple "rooms" of boxwood, perennial walks, lindens, and even a secret croquet field surrounded by tall grasses. Very special.
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