Hot Property Home located near Greenwich Point, Old Greenwich Village
South of the Village, the Old Greenwich Georgian colonial at 7 Nawthorne Road has been listed for sale after an extensive renovation by the homeowners. Susan Holey, a Realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich, is representing the sellers of this property. The asking price is $3.55 million.
Adam Potter and husband Tom Wallace purchased the home in 2014. They were drawn to the 1942 Georgian colonial’s “great bones, large yard and wonderful screened-in porch,” Potter recalled.
“We love older homes and transforming them to meet today’s needs. This home was ideal, as it hadn’t been altered and was in desperate need of extensive updating and interior design,” he explained.
When it came to renovating the 3,488-square-foot home, the “big-picture vision” was “to have an old home that functioned like a new one,” Potter recalled.
“We kept the character of the home and upgraded all mechanical, including new electric, plumbing and HVAC, while maintaining the existing hot-water radiator heat,” he noted. “We put in new windows and doors, a new roof and generator.”
Now, decidedly a “turnkey” home, according to the listing broker, its floor plan offers formal living and dining rooms, the eat-in kitchen and family room, as well as a home office or den and the sunporch. Hardwood flooring runs throughout the main level.
To transform the interiors, they relied on Wallace’s eye for design. Two examples of his design aesthetic are found in both the kitchen and a playroom he designed for their children.
“Our kitchen is amazing,” Potter said. “It keeps the layout of the 1942 home, while opening it up to the family room. It has been transformed into the center of the home, with a very large island and all-new high-end appliances and custom cabinetry.” The surfaces are crafted in Caesar stone.
The home has four bedrooms in total, and three-and-a-half baths. Among the four bedrooms is the master suite, which has room for seating and a custom en-suite bath.
At 0.57-acre, the lot at 7 Nawthorne Road is considered oversized, and as such, it allows for future expansion should the new owner wish to add to the square footage, according to Holey. It has been beautifully hardscaped and landscaped, with sections of stone wall and plantings that add texture and color to the setting.
Separate from the main house and accessed by way of the paved driveway, the detached garage accommodates two cars.
Some of the perks of living in this particular neighborhood of Old Greenwich are walkability and proximity to Greenwich Point and the Village, Potter attested. It’s also a “friendly, family neighborhood,” he added, pointing out its diversity and international cultural influences and citing neighbors who have relocated to Old Greenwich from Sweden, the United Kingdom, France and Argentina.
This family found Nawthorne Road, in particular, to be a safe environment for children to ride bikes, skate, play and visit with their neighborhood friends.
“We enjoy walking our dog to the beach and around the neighborhood,” Potter said, “while enjoying the architecture of the older homes.”
Listing Agent: Susan Holey, Sotheby’s International Realty; (203) 869-4343 office; (203) 969-4320 cell; firstname.lastname@example.org