19th-century Connecticut ‘manor’ has English gardens and a coachman’s cottage for $15.9M

Posted On Wed, April 15, 2020 By

Posted On Wed, April 15, 2020 By In Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Here’s an English manor right in Connecticut (h/t CIRCA). Listed for $15,900,000 (down from the original ask of $22,000,000), the 1891 home is located on the Belle Haven peninsula in Greenwich, an exclusive enclave that was built in the late 19th century as a residential park. Known as the Fairholme Estate, it features perfectly preserved interiors, a wrap-around porch, coachman’s cottage, in-ground pool, and incredibly manicured gardens with maze-like hedges and climbing vines.

There’s a large, round driveway at the front of the house.


In the foyer, you’ll find the first fireplace, along with incredible wood paneling and ceilings beams. A nook off the entryway has a window seat and etched glass windows.

The main living room is large enough for two separate seating areas and has more wood paneling, coffered ceilings, classical columns, a fireplace, and access to the porch. The interiors were designed by Alexa Hampton.

There’s a fully paneled library with built-ins off the living room.

Through the other side of the living room is the formal dining room, large enough to seat a dozen people. This space is decidedly brighter with crisp white walls and columns and a lovely bay window.

The kitchen is even brighter thanks to its solarium-like breakfast room.

Upstairs are seven bedrooms, all quite sizable and with a lot of storage.

The massive master suite has an equally massive dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The romantic bathroom has double vanities, tons of white marble, and a soaking tub positioned at the bay window.

The rear yard is truly spectacular with its brick pathways, formal gardens, sprawling lawns, pool and hot tub, and gazebo.

The coachman’s cottage is like a miniature version of the main house. It has four bedrooms.

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[Listing: 44 and 40 Mayo Avenue by Kristy de la Sierra of Houlihan Lawrence]

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

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