‘Revolutionary’ estate in Greenwich sells for $11.77
A 200-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut mansion that was built by the son of a Revolutionary War soldier has sold for $11.77 million after spending more than two years on the market and out of the market.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the home, built in 1820 by Israel Peck, Jr., whose father fought in the Revolutionary War, was originally listed for $15.95 million in 2019 and was purchased by a family local anonymous.
The seven-bedroom, 9,500-square-foot home, which sits on 5.12 acres of landscaped grounds, features six working fireplaces, red oak beamed ceilings, French doors, and hardwood floors. original antique hearts throughout the house – as well as a three-story spiral staircase in the marble-floored lobby.
Outside there is a swimming pool with a pool house, gardens, a tennis court, a covered lounge and a chalet.
The property was sold by trained interior designer Deborah Nielsen, who bought the home in 2002 for $8.58 million with her then-husband Bjorn Nielsen, according to the publication. She spent the next 20 years meticulously restoring the house, spending $3 million on her own. improve the grounds around the house.
The sale was brokered by Jennifer Leahy of Douglas Elliman, with the buyer being represented by Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Deborah Nielsen told the newspaper she was going through a grieving process as she left the home she had been in for two decades.
“Walking up and down the stairs while I’m packing, I caress the wall like it’s a person. I talk to the walls and the fireplace,” she said. like that and you have to leave it, it’s so weird.”
She added that now that her three daughters are grown, she is downsizing at a nearby house which was built in the 1940s.
[Wall Street Journal] — Vince DiMiceli