I am starting this blog to introduce my readers to architectural gems around the world. Each week I will discover a new home or property for sale in a different country.
We will review the photos, discuss what we like & do not like, and finally reveal how the home makes us feel. What emotions am I feeling from this piece of property? Would you live here?
So come along on our journey with our third stop in Connecticut, USA.
HISTORY OF THE AREA
-Founded in 1640 Greenwich, Connecticut is a vibrant cosmopolitan community considered among the most desirable in the nation.
-Greenwich offers more than 1,500 acres of beautiful parklands
-Connecticut’s State Animal: Sperm Whale
-State Flower: Mountain Laurel
QUICK HOME FACTS
-591 Riversville Road Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
-Single family home
-Built in 1775
-7 bedrooms, 9 full baths/4partial baths
“A lifestyle of memories, enjoyment & pleasure for years. Extraordinary equestrian estate with a Grand Ball Room which entertained celebrities & Head of State. Lovely sculptured verdant gardens, sparkling pool, tennis court, Mt. Vernon playhouse, gym house, carriage house, fancy chicken coops, gorgeous barn with stalls, cottage, apple orchards & more!”
WHY I LIKE THIS HOUSE
When I see this house, I think of a traditional American Colonial home, specifically Georgian style. The architecture is very classic, with symmetry and orderliness. It’s gorgeous! I appreciate the fact that this house comes with a lot of land and even has small farming capabilities. The grounds are also beautiful and well-kept, which makes me want to take a stroll through them.
The traditional black and white color combination adds to the charm of this home, and it looks like it could be used as a backdrop for a movie or television show.
When I first saw this house, I was drawn to the peacefulness of the architecture. The home is large but the sturdiness of the architecture and warmness each room gives off makes me feel at home. I would want to spend carelessly free summer days enjoying serene grounds with my family. You could have a fresh farm to table breakfast, enjoy an early morning swim, then ride horses in the early evening before dusk. Who wouldn't want to live this tranquil lifestyle?
HOW I WOULD IMPROVE IT
I would not want to change the structure of the home because we are working with a historical property. Furthermore, the “bones” of the home are classic and we don’t need to make any major changes other than kitchen and bathroom updates, wallpaper, paint etc.
I love the shape of the staircase and the lovely formal dining area. However, the furniture is really dating this place. There seems to be too much furniture in a few rooms. Each room has an individual theme but the cohesiveness is missing.
I would clean up the excess furniture and add a modern touch to play off the duality of old and new combination. Specifically, I would like to focus on the all-pink room.
As mentioned above the bones are great. The fireplace is beautiful, the trim on the walls are lovely, but I would add a chandelier in the center for extra overhead lighting. I see this direction heading towards a glam-makeup room for the lady of the house to enjoy her morning and evening beauty routine.
Keeping the integrity of the room I would add a few pieces from my pink collection that would really raise the vibe from comfort to glamourous makeup room for a queen.