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Extraordinary Belle Haven Residence

By Brian Pho


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One of the most magnificent properties throughout Connecticut, the Belle Haven Mansion is located at 1 Harbor Drive in Greenwich. Covering a full 2.11 acres of pristinely clean terrain overlooking the crystal clear sparkle of the lake water this stunning home is surrounded by parklike open grounds and a double driveway that leads directly to the entrance courtyard.

One protrudes through the front door and heads towards the central hall, which is magnificently decked with delicately leaded windows on the stairway landing, coffered ceiling, fireplace, French doors that lead to the chic card room with fireplace and one of two powder rooms. As for the stylish living room, it sports a bay window with superbly curved muntins and mullions, parts of the home’s overall design theme, and a stunning fireplace.

The dining room is quite large, fit for any decent banquets. It is paneled in Cuban mahogany which goes on towards the coffered ceiling and boasts a large window bay and, of course, another fireplace. Let’s also add the exquisite library which faces south and opens up towards the new solarium with tracery cathedral ceiling, wet bar, door to the terrace and walls of glass to the water. The country kitchen with fireplace and large casual dining area with window bay is adjoined by the stepdown family room with access to the terrace and, yet again, another fireplace, and also by the comprehensive mudroom which eases access towards the garage. This place is able to accommodate up to 4 cars.

Heading upstairs, we stumble upon a luxurious master suite with even more fireplaces in the gorgeous dressing room and the bedroom, all of them sharing breathtaking views. In addition, there are 7 or 8 bedrooms, back stairs and 6 new bathrooms.

Outside, an additional building, in the shape of a pool house, boasts a romantic verandah. Adjacent to it we can admire the elegant hot tub and the heated pool, surrounded by terraces. There are also a changing room, sitting area, wet bar and bath. As for the adjoining lower level, this one is quite a banger – it sports a billiards room, the second powder room, top notch equipment, huge play grounds and exercise room.

Unfortunately, the exquisite Belle Haven Waterfront Association only accommodates 112 families, the only people honored to enjoy this magnificent place. The secluded area benefits of walking and bicycling paths, the Club, with a few hundred yards, Greenwich town which is just the throw of a stick away and tight security.

Having been built back in 1893, the property is currently listed at $20 million.


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About Brian Pho

Brian is a freelance writer and journalist with a passion for technology, gadgets and home innovations, a love for travel and a keen interest in anything that moves, whether it's cars, planes or yachts. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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