591 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

In the pastoral beauty of 17+ acres, the Hilfiger estate is a quintessential country compound featuring a charmingly elegant home, bespoke equestrian facilities, and a rich history.

Reflecting grace, quiet dignity, and charm that transcend time, historic Denbigh Farm is an enchanting country compound – serving for the past 26 years as the Hilfiger estate – offering the ultimate in gracious living, effortless entertaining, and equestrian pursuits amidst 17+ acres where bucolic beauty holds sway and vistas sweep over the countryside to Long Island Sound. The lifestyle of this rare estate is unmatched, with the understatedly elegant manor house accompanied by a sparkling pool, Har-Tru tennis court, handsome bespoke stable, riding ring and three paddocks, plus a captivating playhouse designed as a small-scale replica of George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon mansion. All are nestled among the delights of garden terraces, parterre gardens, sprawling lawns, a bountiful apple orchard, wisteria-cloaked pergola, an allée of shady trees, old stone walls, and sylvan woodlands. A carriage house with luxurious guest apartments stands by the main gated entry.

Designated a Greenwich Landmark, tracing its roots to circa 1775, Denbigh Farm underwent harmonious 21st-century renovations by the firm of acclaimed architect Allan Greenberg, a leading practitioner of New Classical Architecture, who also designed the stable and playhouse. A timeless, freshly welcoming home which has a rich heritage and will continue to be treasured for generations to come, the manor house was designed in the early 1900’s by prominent architects Albro & Lindeberg for grain magnate/philanthropist William Carrington. In 1935, it became the family home of Joseph Verner Reed, then was owned by his son Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., who served as U.S. Ambassador to Morocco and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations in his illustrious public career.

A lush garden courtyard arrives at the residence, silhouetted in gambrel rooflines as it flows beautifully from wing to wing, giving each room its own idyllic outlook on the outdoors. Twelve fireplaces and classical moldings add a refined feeling of warmth to the well-proportioned rooms in the 14,000±-square-foot floor-plan with seven bedrooms, nine full baths, and four powder rooms. A collection of furniture from the former Parisian home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is additionally available.

Off the front-to-back foyer, a graceful curvilinear staircase highlights the reception hall. Entered through an airy garden room, the grand drawing room/ballroom makes an impressive entertaining space appointed with patterned hardwood floors, a bay-windowed piano alcove, and an elaborate antique French fireplace said to be from the 19th-century Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, the former Parisian residence of the Hermès family. A striking circular library/office is adjacent. Inviting fireplaces anchor the beautiful parlor, family room, and banquet-size dining room adorned with original hand-painted Gracie wallpaper. Equipped with professional-style appliances, the charming vintage kitchen complex includes a butler’s pantry, silver room, cold storage room, mud/dog room, and fireside breakfast room.

On the second floor, the comfortably elegant multi-room master suite encompasses the expansive south wing as a luxurious retreat, opening outdoors to a relaxing deck above the lawns and gardens. Fireplaces create romantic focal points in the light-filled bedroom, sitting room, and boudoir. Two baths and another dressing room complete the suite. The other wings provide five bedrooms, three with fireplaces, served by four baths. There is a third-floor bedroom with bath. The lower level includes a game room and spa.

In a lovely garden setting, the heated pool is served by a pool house converted into a fitness/wellness studio, and sits between the tennis court and orchard, with the Mount Vernon playhouse beyond. A stroll across the grounds leads to the magnificent six-stall barn/stable, topped by a clock tower, with state-of-the-art facilities including a tack room, feed room, and lower-level office/workshop; another wing provides townhouse-style guest quarters. Three paddocks are next to the riding ring. The two-story carriage house contains six garage bays, a staff suite, and two upstairs guest apartments. Other dependencies include an octagonal pavilion, currently a “maison de lapin,” plus two fancy chicken coops, a goat house, and a greenhouse aside an organic garden. The property is served by a comprehensive security system and commercial generators.

591 Riversville Road, Greenwich
Janet Milligan
M. +1 203.253.1770
O. +1 203.869.4343
Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
One Pickwick Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06830 United States