Riverside Waterfront has private island, deep-water dock
Down a private lane, lording over a circular drive, sits the 4,729-square-foot brick colonial at 14 Marlow Court in Riverside.
In addition to the pristine four bedroom home, the estate features 1.62 acres of coveted waterfront land. Looking out to Cos Cob Harbor and to Long Island Sound to the south, the home affords private beach access to the water’s edge. This is a serene place, where views are mesmerizing.
Guests are greeted in a towerlike entryway. Even inside, one is aware of the waterfront location.
The design of the home leverages the views well, with lots of large and strategically placed windows.
The first level comprises a spacious living room, a formal dining room, a mudroom, a laundry and a warm family room with wide-plank flooring, paneled walls and a large bay window looking out to the water.
Plus, there’s an eat-in kitchen. An exposed brick wall adds a rustic splash of color to the cream cabinetry, light wood floors and stainless appliances.
A center island with pendant task lighting extends the task space and moves the sink conveniently to the center of the space, maximizing efficiency for home cooks.
Much of the home was updated in 2003, including the eat-in kitchen and the bathrooms — four, in all.
In total, there are four bedrooms, including the master suite with a bright bathroom that has a lovely view of its own and double vanities with marble tops. Two of the bedrooms share a full bath. A third bedroom has an en-suite bathroom configuration.
The second level also has a bonus room that works well as a home office.
Rob Johnson of Halstead Property is the listing agent. He cited several attributes about the home and site that are particularly compelling to home buyers interested in a waterfront lifestyle in Greenwich: In addition to the waterfront amenities, the lot is oversized (1.32 acres, with a 0.3-acre island) and in a private association at the end of Indian Head Road — meaning, no through traffic.
“The location is in one of the most prestigious areas of Riverside, with direct water access,” Johnson said. “Extensive landscaping has been done by the current owners to maximize the exterior, including a fantastic lap pool with a bluestone entertaining area that connects to the house.”
The 60-foot heated pool has a convenient hydraulically controlled cover, and the landscaping around the estate was thoughtfully planned by local landscaping expert John Conte.
A sprinkler system keeps it lush and green.
The terraces at the back of the property and around the pool are special-event worthy. A charming wood bridge leads from the house to a small private island where there’s a deepwater dock in place and also a mooring.
One wouldn’t have to be a boating or sailing enthusiast to live well here, but it’s specially suited if they are.
Listing agent: Rob Johnson, Halstead Property; (203) 869-8100 office; (203) 979-2360 cell; email@example.com
Address: 14 Marlow Court,
Price: $10.995 million
Number of Rooms: 8
Features: This four-bedroom home is situated on direct and private waterfront property, totaling 1.62 acres. It offers 4,729 square feet of living space with a nice blend of formal and casual spaces. The kitchen has a large center island. A cozy family room has a large picture window that serves up spectacular views. There’s also a formal living room and formal dining room. There are four bedrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet and spacious bath. A bridge leads out to a private island, where there’s a deep-water dock and a mooring. An attached garage accommodates two cars. The home is equipped with central air conditioning and a gas-powered furnace.
Schools: Riverside School, Eastern Middle, Greenwich High
Friday, September 02, 2016