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23 Khakum Wood Road

5.83 ACRES • FAIRFIELD COUNTY
PARK SCENERY | #23KHAKUM

$9,975,000

Set in the prestigious mid-country Khakum Wood Association, known for its compelling architecture and rich landscaping, and only 6 minutes to downtown Greenwich, Khakum Wood is that rare blend of being close to everything — schools, restaurants, and major routes — yet exceedingly private.

Designed by celebrated architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg, this exquisite Norman French estate displays Lindeberg’s signature elegance and artistry while evoking a masterful, modern style. The result is a seamless harmony that is stunning, deeply welcoming, and timeless. Its wonderfully scaled rooms include a 19′ x 39′ grand living room with chestnut and pine cathedral ceiling and an unusually large knotty pine paneled library. Details such as the lead paned windows, Ludovici tile roof, and splendid period hardware exemplify the architectural merit of this pre-war masterpiece!

An original carved European fireplace graces the great room which has three french doors leading to the back lawn. The large entrance hall and reception room, bay windowed dining room and library all have fireplaces. A stone floored rathskeller with fireplace on the lower level is perfect for billiards or family gatherings.

Staff quarters are expansive. A garage apartment can be used for staff, guests, private studio, office, or as a gym. A separate wing currently housing staff is flexible in use as well. Nearly six acres of pristine woodlands and sweeping lawns offer an idyllic setting for outdoor exploration, nature walks, and endless delight. A lake for fishing and skating and a spectacular freeform pool contoured to landscape compliment the property.

ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE / FREDERICK OLMSTED DESIGNED COMMUNITY / ORIGINAL EUROPEAN DETAILS / PRIVATE LAKE / FREEFORM POOL

5.83 ACRES

13,063 SQ. FT.

7 BEDROOMS

9 BATH

EXQUISITE PRIVATE PARK SETTING

This stunning storybook property is set in the exquisite woodlands of the most prestigious enclave of mid-country Connecticut, off picturesque Round Hill. Designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, creator of Central Park and Queens Park in London, Khakum Wood is reminiscent of Olmstead’s Manhattan centerpiece with a gently rolling landscape, two lakes, and homes perfectly positioned in harmony with the natural surroundings. Khakum Wood is just minutes from downtown Greenwich, schools, the parkway, and highway. Its transportive feeling makes it hard to believe that you are so close to shopping, restaurants, and more.

NORMAN FRENCH-STYLE ESTATE

A Norman French-style estate with a manor-born pedigree, this home was designed by celebrated American architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg, evoking the very essence of elegance and sophistication. Its timeless artistry is vividly on display at every turn throughout this property. Gracious and grand, the home is immersed in light and flowing with impressively scaled rooms, a pine cathedral ceiling, and a unique and unusually large knotty pine paneled library. Details such as lead paned windows, a Ludovici tile roof, and splendid period hardware exemplify the architectural distinction of this rare pre-war masterpiece, and absolute treasure.

LUXURIES

Leaded Glass Windows
Plaster Moldings
Original Fireplace Mantels
Period Hardware
Rathskeller with Wine Cellar
Natural Fitting Pool

Located less than 40 miles from New York City, and just across the State line from New York, Greenwich, Connecticut is one of the nation’s most dynamic communities and luxury real estate markets.

With approximately 62,000 residents, Greenwich represents the 10th largest municipality in Connecticut, and largest of Connecticut’s famed “Gold Coast” towns.

Founded in 1640, Greenwich’s pre-colonial past is the stuff of fascinating lure of settlers, farmland. By the mid-1800s, Greenwich saw a boon in its transportation economy as the rail system brought commerce, industry and new residents to town.

The thriving town captivated New York City dwellers’ attention. They came to Greenwich for summers at the seashore, or for full-time residency – the City’s affluent in search of a classic Americana lifestyle, different than the hustle-and-bustle of Manhattan. The names of prominent, influential families are evident around Greenwich today – Gimbel, Converse, Havemeyer, and Rockefeller, to name but a few.

Today, Greenwich’s community is made up of generations of families who put down roots here long ago, with a healthy arrival of newcomers – whether from New York, across the country, or other continents. The international influence – part of Greenwich’s tradition – enriches its thriving commerce, fine arts, literary, and culinary scenes.

Celebrities and some of the most accomplished professionals in medicine, finance, art, media, publishing, sports, philanthropy, and other fields have chosen Greenwich as their home.

Luxury estate buyers will find fellow Greenwich residents to be welcoming, culturally diverse, and discreet. Private associations – many with sought-after amenities and Clubs – provide the assurance of security and the perk of community. Property taxes in Greenwich are measurably lower than other exclusive Connecticut and New York towns.

The real estate options are as unique as each investor – from the dramatic formality of Greenwich’s famed Great Estates, Georgian colonials, Tudors and European cheateaus, to the sleek simplicity of Mid-Century Modern architecture and the casual-but-decadent resort living afforded by magnificent waterfront residences, iconic “New England coastal.” Things they have in common are exquisite design, expert craftsmanship, high-tech engineering, coveted amenities, and idyllic settings.

Greenwich is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, hamlets and enclaves. For luxury-market homes and estates, investors might consider the vast, grand mansions or equestrian estates of backcountry, a Conyer’s Farm estate, or perhaps a posh setting near the bustling downtown district and the world-renowned Greenwich Avenue. “The Ave” is known for its fine restaurants and shopping, with luxury retailers and brands like Saks Fifth Avenue, Baccarat, Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co., Hermès, and more.

For magnificent coastal properties, associations like Field Point Circle, beautiful Belle Haven, Indian Harbor, Mead Point, Milbrook or Willowmere provide “a front-row seat” to Greenwich.

ACREAGE

2.3 Acres

Luxuries

Leaded Glass Windows
Plaster Moldings
Original Fireplace Mantels
Period Hardware
Rathskeller with Wine Cellar
Freeform Pool
Gourmet Kitchen

First Level

Step down Reception Room with fireplace and french doors leading to terrace
10’ wide gallery, with wide board, quarter sawn wood flooring
Formal Powder Room
19’ x 39’ Living Room with vaulted pine and oak ceiling, original carved limestone fireplace and three sets of french doors leading to terrace and gardens
Library with oak paneling, original mantel and secret liquor cabinet
Formal dining room with dining for 24, bowed window, original mantel, walk in silver pantry
Butlers Pantry
Kitchen with Island
Den
Staff bedroom and bath

Second Floor

Master Suite with two dressing rooms and His and Her Baths
Two double bedrooms with shared bath
Two double bedrooms with shared bath
Two laundry rooms
Staff apartment with living room, bedroom, kitchen and bath

Third Floor

Two barrel vaulted guest suites, each with full bath
Studio

Lower Level

Rathskeller
Dry Bar
Wine Cellar

Separate Caretakers Apartment

Living Room
Two Bedrooms
Bath
Kitchen

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