Our Splurge: Leslie McElwreath with Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich has listed 17 Ivanhoe Lane, Greenwich, Connecticut for $3.1 million.

For architecture buffs and house enthusiasts alike, few structures are more appealing than a big white Colonial. So this week, we are taking you to Greenwich for the chicest homes this side of Connecticut. The only question is, which will you choose?

Splurge: Masterful Colonial With A Private Pond For $3.1M

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This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.

From a nature perspective, the grounds are a breathtaking fusion of orchards, flower gardens, lush lawns, a boxwood maze, and miles of trails as well as a spring-fed lake and dock. The English Park setting is further enhanced by sprawling flagstone terraces leading to a sparkling 60-feet swimming pool, lighted tennis court, stone pavilion, and outdoor chess set.

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How about a French-inspired masterpiece with formal cutting garden, modern greenhouse, and expansive grounds, built to entertain? That is what $6.499 million will get you in Greenwich, Connecticut. This six-bedroom, seven-full-and-two-half-bathroom estate sits on a pristine two-acre lot, ideally nestled in a bucolic setting for grand events. Among the highlights are a magnificent wine cellar, handsome library, private home theater, and sparkling resort pool.

Majestic Interiors

Of course, once inside, you’ll be tempted to follow the sweeping 17-foot scrolled iron staircase to one of the luxurious, upper-level guest suites. Each is richly appointed and take full advantage of the property’s breathtaking garden views.

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Boxwood garden fans take note, this Instagram-worthy estate is all the inspiration you need! We love Greenwich, Connecticut, with its serene country escapes and in-town gems. So this week, we decided to up the ante and see how far $10 million would go in the Fairfield County oasis. Our search led us to the 1930s English Manor nestled at 32 Vineyard Lane.

Currently listed by Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich for $9.750 million, it is exactly the kind of home to brighten up even the most discerning real estate buff’s day. Let’s take a look around, shall we?

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