Tommy and Dee Hilfiger are ready to let go of their landmark Greenwich country estate. But why?! It is absolute perfection and a fairytale gem that anyone would be lucky to call home.
Let’s take a peek around and dream for a while.
Greenwich Hilfiger Estate Boasts Verdant Gardens, A Sparkling Pool, And Tennis Court
First, the 22-acre property rests at the summit of Round Hill. This is the highest point in Greenwich with a 570-foot elevation. As such, it provides impeccable views of Manhattan skyline and the Long Island Sound.
All of this sits in a lush, park-like setting where one can sip tea beneath the pergola, traipse through enchanting gardens, lounge by a sparkling pool, or hit balls on the full-size tennis court. Sign us up!
Built In 1939, The Greenwich Property Has Seen A Number Of Upgrades
But once you step inside the 1939 Greenwich estate, you will be completely blown away. The light-filled mansion affords a gracious 13,344 square feet, with six-bedrooms and eight-full-and-three-half-bathrooms.
Of course, no Hilfiger house would be complete without significant restoration at the hand of the world-renowned designer and his wife Dee. Their meticulous design eye should bring top dollar to the sprawling $47.5 million retreat.
European-Inspired Touches Meet Eye-Catching Improvements
It’s so breathtaking in fact, it conjures the look and feel of a bygone era, clad with European-inspired touches and modern upgrades galore.
This includes a top-of-the-line marble chef’s kitchen, sumptuous master suite, elegant walk-in closets fit for a king and queen, six stately fireplaces, plus gorgeous custom millwork and wall coverings throughout.
At 30 John Street, A Fascinating History Unfolds
The house comes with a fascinating history. too.
“Designed by noted architect Greville Rickard and built in 1939 for real estate magnate Charles V. Paterno, this Great Estate later became the home of famed financier and art patron Joseph H. Hirshhorn, who displayed his eminent art collection and sculpture garden here before gifting it to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington,” reads the listing. “Under the Hilfigers’ ownership, the painstaking reinvention of this historic property brings the elegant charm of its rich heritage to the highest caliber of modern standards, adding cohesive enhancements to the original design.”
More recently, the estate was featured in Architectural Digest in 2017, and honored with a 2015 Stanford White Award.
Impressive Gardens And Amenities Abound
We cannot get over the impressive grounds! The estate comes complete with a fountained rose garden, boxwood knot garden, fabulous water garden with koi pond, and dramatic topiary garden to accompany the pool and tennis court. There is also a guest cottage, greenhouse, and detached four-bay garage.
Back inside, you’ll enjoy an incredible array of amenities including a home theatre, family game room, and wine cellar with tasting room, to name a few.
One-Of-A-Kind Flourishes Round Out This Exquisite And Rare Offering
Per the listing, “As another one-of-a-kind flourish, architect Greville Rickard designed images of himself and the builder in stained glass panels framing a stone archway.”
What a gem! This beauty is tailor made for the most discerning buyers. But be sure to have plenty of cash. This caliber of Greenwich estate doesn’t come to market often.
Janet Milligan with Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich has listed 30 John Street, Greenwich, Connecticut for $47.5 million.