November 20, 2013
Ask yourself how much you are going to like stairs
Add 20 years to your current age and ask yourself how much you are going to like stairs. And climbing them several times a day. Since the baby boomers are headed towards their late 60s and 70s, it seems like that question is gaining popularity. At least based on the response to my new to the market listing yesterday in Greenwich’s elegant gated community, Chieftans.
There are 27 custom built homes that sit on 97 acres which was the property of the Gimbel family (owners of the famed Gimbel’s that once rivaled Macy’s on Herald Square). With round-the-clock security, landscaping care and maintenance, snow removal and more, the community is well manicured and maintained.
The property just brought to market was the home to a couple with a serious passion for art and beauty. The custom detail and design work seen in everything from mosaic floors to marble bathrooms speaks of their love of architecture and decorating.
The public rooms are gracious and the first floor master bedroom suite just as it should be with two bathrooms and two generous dressing rooms.
With a second floor family room and three generous bedrooms with en suite baths situated around an open gallery, there is a wonderful sense of privacy without being isolated.And it has something I have not seen in Greenwich yet– a garage bay specifically built for a stretch limousine. Now that’s living! $3,100,000.