Fancy yourself an East Coast escape? This week I take you Cos Cob, a quiet, village-like community in Greenwich, Connecticut, located on the western side of the Mianus River. Here an American Impressionist art colony once thrived, and the town continues to support local artists today. Extensive marinas situated on the upper Mianus Harbor offer the perfect place to park your boat, while a variety of nearby museums and art galleries ensure hours of fun. The close-knit town also made an appearance in season five of AMC’s TV series Mad Men, when Cos Cob became home to character Pete Campbell and his family.
With its thriving local shops and restaurants, small-town charms, and a little over an hours drive into New York City, Cos Cob affords an idyllic private retreat for those looking to unplug and get away. This begs the question, what can I get for a million in Cos Cob? What I find is enough to make good ol’ Pete Campbell dance!
A Lush Oasis For Admiring The Outdoors Priced At $1.135 Million
Very few million-dollar-homes in Cos Cob provide a more tranquil, nature-filled retreat than the residence located at 7 Cottontail Road. Privately nestled on a 1.68-square-foot lot rests this three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom ranch, surrounded by manicured green space, towering trees, and vibrant flower beds reminiscent of Claude Monet painting.
Take an enchanted stroll through the grounds to find exquisite perennials, rock gardens, specimen trees and shrubs offering a wooded parklike setting to host the garden party of your dreams.
The house itself boasts classic East Coast charms, with white siding, black shutters, and natural stone accents. Inside you’ll enjoy over 2,000-square-feet of main level living, complete with the most inviting screened porch and terrace, plus a crisp white kitchen, and en-suite master.
Built in 1955, 7 Cottontail Road provides “a ten-minute direct route from the Post Road off Stanwich” filled with picturesque homes, trains, shops and parks. The New York Times once called it “somewhat of an aberration for Greenwich – a quieter, more villagelike part of town with few of the estates, celebrity residents or personal wealth of greater Greenwich.” But this is why people like it!
As the property description reads, you can “enjoy this beauty as is, expand, or build new.” The choice is up to you.
Amy Puchaty is the founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. Amy’s work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com