CHIMNEY CORNER REAL ESTATE
Steeped in Greenwich history, Chimney Corner is located within the private Indian Harbor Association. The quiet dead end lane is home to beautiful secluded mansions overlooking Indian Harbor and a short walk to the idyllic Bruce Park and a slightly longer walk to shopping and restaurants on the famed Greenwich Avenue. Today, waterfront homes in Greenwich are some of the most amazing residences in the US.
But the elegant neighborhood has not always been so. In the midst of the revolutionary war after the Burning of Norwalk, General Tyron made a destructive raid into Greenwich in 1779. The Patriots in Greenwich diligently fought the British. Captain Andrew Mead and Elnathan Close, with a large company of men, sailed whale-boats to Ferry Point, Long Island, where they seized upon a small store vessel. They brought the ship back to Greenwich where they anchored her safe and sound at Chimney Corner within Indian Harbor, where a cannon had been procured by the town and strategically placed overlooking the harbor. As the story goes, whatever was aboard vessel anchored in the harbor was valuable enough for the British to attempt to retrieve it. But they did not know about the cannon. The Greenwich men fired it and their muskets at the British, the first shot striking the vessel’s deck, wounding a dog and significantly damaging the ship. The intense fire drove the British back to Long Island.
Today, visitors and residents are safe from cannon fire, but the quiet enclave maintains the sense of security established all those years ago by the Greenwich men.
The multi-million dollar homes in Chimney Corner are all premier Greenwich waterfront estates. A private neighborhood within a gated community, Chimney Corner real estate is for those looking for the exclusivity security and amenities of a neighborhood association off limits to the general public.
Indian Harbor, where Chimney Corner is located, is home to the famed Indian Harbor Yacht Club, the central feature of the neighborhood. The neighborhood, with its direct access to Long Island Sound, is one of the leading sailing communities in the area. The club is conveniently close to New York and Newport, offering stunning views, a full service restaurant and bar, mooring facilities and an active junior and adult sailing program. Though the club is primarily used for personally owned yachts and pleasure boats, it has a long history of competitive races and is a founding member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. In a 1989 article, the New York Times wrote that, “Indian Harbor ranks among the most influential institutions of its kind in the country.
Walking distance from Chimney Corner, Bruce Park offers space for a variety of activities, including walking and jogging on a marked and measured trail, bicycling, and picnicking.
Open sunrise to sunset
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Indian Harbor has almost 500 year-round members, the vast majority of whom own boats or are active boaters. The rest fall into two seasonal memberships – Summer and Clubhouse (winter). The club does not have tennis or swimming facilities to dilute focus from on the water.
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