Fit for a king: “Castle-like” Connecticut mansion lists for $39M

Sitting on 8 acres, 18k sf home in Greenwich includes tennis court, batting cage

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May.May 02, 2022 03:04 PM
555 Lake Avenue in Greenwich, CT (Sotheby’s International Realty)

555 Lake Avenue in Greenwich, CT (Sotheby’s International Realty)

It’s not quite a castle, but a sprawling mansion on the market in Connecticut may still be fit for a royal family.

Sitting on 8 acres in Greenwich, the 18,000-square-foot mansion at 555 Lake Avenue recently hit the market for $39 million, or over $2,000 per square foot, the New York Post reported. Despite its historic look, the property was built this century, back in 2001.

Cherry trees line the driveway leading to the eight-bedroom Georgian-style home, behind which sits a 75-foot heated pool, a pool house with a kitchen and an additional outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. The property also includes a tennis court and a five-car garage.

Inside, the home has eight fireplaces, an elevator, a reception hall and an ornate chandelier that descends multiple stories through a spiral staircase.

The home’s primary suite includes a private balcony and two heated bathrooms, including one with its own dressing room. The lower level of the home, meanwhile, includes a wine cellar with room for more than 5,000 bottles, a home theater, a game room, a candy concession stand, a dance studio, a gym and a batting cage.

Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

For those interested in homes that fit a more literal definition of “Connecticut castle,” there is at least one option available. A 19,000-square-foot mansion in Woodstock, complete with spires, turrets and a moat, recently had its listing price raised from $35 million to $60 million.

Greenwich boasts Connecticut’s priciest housing market, where the average home sold for nearly $3 million in the first quarter, according to a report from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

[NYP] — Holden Walter-Warner





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