GREENWICH — The home at 518 Indian Field Road has more than a few touches that suggest the home a New England whaling captain might call home.
It’s clad in gray shingles and a big weather-vane tops the roof line. And it has its own widow’s walk.
“It’s sort of a Nantucket style,” said owner Wynn Plaut.
New England whaling captains did not, however, have their own juke boxes in a big party room, or a golf simulator in a home gym.
Plaut enjoys entertaining and throwing parties, and the house is well-suited for entertaining groups, he said. He has especially fond memories of the juke box.
“There was a lot of dancing in there,” he said with a chuckle.
Aside from the old whaler look on the outside, there’s nothing austere about the inside of the home.
“It has a very open feel, and it’s a fantastic party house,” said Plaut, a semi-retired financial executive. “In the winter it’s cozy. And when the doors are open on the back terrace, it’s really warm and open.”
The pool in the back yard is easily accessed from the enclosed “cabana,” which also connects to the downstairs recreational facilities.
Plaut also cherishes fond memories of his office, an octagonal shaped room with striking views of the marshland around Mead Point in Cos Cob.
The home also has a secluded air.
“It feels like the backcountry, but it’s really close to town,” said Plaut. There’s also easy access to a little beach and a boat landing.
It’s private in more ways than one — there’s a gatehouse and gated access to the site.
The home was built in 2004 by the Fieber Group, and the design was done by Haverson Architecture. Plaut, who says the home is bigger than what he needs at this stage of his life, thinks of the place as a finely tuned automobile or a high-end timepiece.
“It’s such a beautiful house, I didn’t want to let it slip,” he said, and maintenance has been meticulous through the years.
Plaut is the co-chairman of the Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation, and he’s been involved in a number of volunteer activities in the community.
The agent for the property, Rob Johnson, cites a number of attributes that make the home unique, also stressing its privacy and entertaining potential.
For added bragging rights, the Shore Colonial home has been showcased on the “Property Brothers” television show.
And for anyone who wants to scan the horizon, looking for an overdue whaling ship, the widow’s walk is easily accessible from the top floor. Good place for a smoker, as well.
The residence has six bedrooms, including one that has a separate entrance for a long-term guest or au pair. The square footage is 8,600-square feet, and it sits on a two-acre site. The listing is being handled through Halstead Properties, and the sale price has recently been lowered to $6.99 million.
Thursday, February 16, 2017