Lakeside Georgian Estate
Nestled in the Mid-Country of Greenwich, this sprawling seven and a half acre lakeside estate will comprise of a Main House, a Tennis Pavilion-Guest House, a Lakeside Pavilion, a Poolside Pergola and lush landscaped gardens.
The Georgian Main House is carefully proportioned and detailed in order to unify and modulate the home’s generous size. Drawing inspiration from David Adler’s 1928 Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts, the house features a central projecting pedimented entry flanked by hip-roofed wings. Flemish bond brickwork, limestone quoins and modillion cornices serve as unifying details under the graduated slate roofs. Thoughtful consideration was taken in the selection of the brick’s blend of red tones, which are complemented by the soft warm hues of the sandstone accents. The front façade is punctuated by a limestone portico supported by Ionic columns. A balustrade and scroll bracketed cupola crown the center bay of the grand residence.
The Main House is accompanied by the Tennis Pavilion-Guest House. The Guest House echoes the tripartite massing of its parent structure. Details from the Main House, such as the cornice, slate roof, brick and quoins, are appropriately scaled, simplified, and translated into the pavilion. The center projecting bay porch is supported by Tuscan columns and features an arched entry door. The pediment above has a circular window that is patterned to resemble a tennis ball and is finished with a decorative surround. An octagonal cupola finishes the composition and sports a tennis player weathervane.
A more private space can be found at the Lakeside Pavilion. Hidden among the property’s gardens, the pavilion acts a secluded retreat for the owners and their family. The structure, a Palladian arch, is screened and frames the outdoor living and entertaining area. The hipped slate roof above features a decorative wave cresting, reminiscent of the adjacent lake. Two side wings contain a kitchen on the left and a powder room and storage area on the right. The two wings are finished with a pergola-style cornice that serves as a sensitive transitional element into the garden setting.
This extensive estate is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2017.
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