Nick Churton of the Houlihan Lawrence London Office visits a home of superb taste, appointment, location and provenance.
Broker: Houlihan Lawrence
Agent: Amanda J. Miller
Of the very many achievements of the Rockefeller family over the years, the gift of where to build a house and exactly what to build must be added to their remarkable talents.
This gift is borne out at 511 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut, once the home of Avery Rockefeller, investment banker and keen conservationist.
Finding an ideal location, perfectly siting a building on it and then constructing a beautiful and functional house to exactly suit one’s needs is a real talent. And of course it helps to have the financial backing to pull off this alchemy.
So now this golden house in its beautiful 3.5 acre secluded setting is on the market. This is a sophisticated and elegant home – with such a provenance who would doubt it? But it is not at all stuffy. It is the perfect blend of traditional and modern. It is also a wonderful place to relax; offering a beautiful pool, spa, spacious entertaining spaces, airy bedrooms and even, for the very energetic, twin squash courts – the not-so-energetic can look on from the viewing gallery.
So live well here – and keep fit – in this top-executive kingdom, you’ve earned it.