Creamer Hill Farm
CREAMER HILL FARM: Perched on a hillside overlooking 81+ undulating acres of seemingly remote woodlands, this substantial landed estate includes an extraordinary 14,200+ square foot main house with panoramic pond and treetop views, a three-bedroom guest cottage, a baseball field, tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub and a workshop/barn. Secluded at the end of two gated driveways with an exceptional sense of privacy, the estate also belongs to two private, gated associations: Partridge Hollow Association and Sterling Farm Association. Comprised of ten parcels, Creamer Hill Farm is one of the largest private land holdings in Greenwich. There are nine already subdivided, buildable lots for potential development.
MAIN HOUSE: Tastefully expanded and remodeled by architects Blas and Elizabeth Bruno, the timber-clad home marries Arts and Crafts/Shingle-style exteriors with Japanese-influenced interiors. Port Orford cedar walls and oversized picture windows framing arboreal vistas bring warmth and light to grandly-scaled living spaces which include six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms.
First Floor: One of the most theatrical entryways in Greenwich, the front door opens to a Japanese garden in a double-height foyer clad in cedar shingles with a vaulted glass ceiling. Framed by living palms, stone pavers create a path through a rock garden with a pond. Shoji screen-style frosted glass doors slide open to reveal the front hall with powder room and the open-plan main rooms. Anchored by a double-height stone fireplace, the dramatic living room opens to the dining room; both with double-height vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling window walls overlooking the peaceful side yard with a terrace, pond and pool. The dining room adjoins the inviting breakfast room and cedar kitchen with high-end appliances, a marble island and beamed ceiling. French doors open to a deck for indoor/outdoor dining. Centered on a double-height stone fireplace, the sizeable family room offers multiple seating areas, a grand piano and large-scale sculptures under a soaring ceiling. A window wall looks out over a Zen garden backdropped by acres of trees. Equally impressive views are on display in the primary suite’s light-filled bathroom with picture windows overlooking the bucolic grounds. The vaulted-ceilinged bedroom with stone fireplace and dual wardrobe rooms opens to a luxurious bathroom with a sauna, steam shower, windowed shower and two soaking tubs – a nod to Japanese bathing culture. The sauna has a door to the exterior, allowing for a quick dip in the outside hot tub or pool. There are two more en-suite bedrooms on this floor as well as a two-car attached garage.
Second Floor: This floor has an office, two ensuite bedrooms and an open sitting room. A skylit gallery walkway looking into the family room below leads to a one-bedroom apartment in its own wing.
Lower Level: Recreation spaces abound on this finished, walk-out level with a stunning, 37-foot indoor lap pool, glassed-in gym, game room, and billiards room. Overlooking the Zen garden, the billiards room has a stone fireplace, a full bar and climate-controlled wine cellar. An office leads to a second family room with double-height stone fireplace and walls of windows looking out to verdant landscape views. There is also a pool bath, laundry room, a one-bedroom staff apartment and a second, attached two-car garage. The garage has its own thousand-gallon gas pump right outside.
Guest Cottage: Bright and modern, the separate three-bedroom cottage has an open kitchen/family room, a first-floor en-suite bedroom, a powder room, laundry, and an office. The second floor has two bedrooms with a hall bath.
In a sylvan paradise with ponds, streams, and woodlands, this is a rare opportunity to live in a staggeringly beautiful setting.