Under the Tuscan Sun

Living an Italian lifestyle is infectious.  Who wouldn’t want to enjoy delicious food and wine among beautiful Tuscan views?  While it may not quite be Italy, our company recently announced a listing that recalls the country’s appealing charm rather well, and it’s right here in the pristine surroundings of Greens Farms in Westport, Conn.  Offered at $4,750,000, the antique, European-inspired estate embraces its very own, New England version of “Little Italy.”

Situated on 2.37 acres of land, this 5,253 square-foot home boasts distinct style and charm.  Constructed in 1870, all features of the residence are well-restored, still maintaining their original defining character.  Upon entrance, a gracious front porch adds a distinct American touch, while many other features reflect the home’s European spirit.

The solarium great room with Palladian windows and stone floor, in addition to a Tuscan-inspired wine cellar and dining salon, complete the property’s European quality.   The placement of a medieval gate and wooden doors, as well as rustic wine racks and antique wooden side boards, accommodate a wine aficionado’s collection in a Tuscan Hills atmosphere.  Enjoy Super Tuscans, Brunellos and perhaps even the finest Grappa with old friends, savoring every bit of this luxurious taste of Italy right at home.

The residence’s main level features an expansive gourmet kitchen and dining area with surrounding finish from Fine Paints of Europe, in addition to nine-foot glass front cabinetry, large marble islands, a butler’s pantry and top-of-the-line appliances.  The club-style dining room and adjacent library, as well as a sun room lounge with a view of the back patio, offer guests great comfort in a brilliant atmosphere.  Within the home’s eleven rooms, there are five bedrooms including a guest suite and lounge on the main level, two bedrooms with en-suite marble bath and an au pair suite and reading alcove on the third level. The master suite offers a salon, individual his and hers dressing rooms and two full marble baths.

“This exquisite family residence embodies the serenity and pristine beauty of the area,” said Melchiorri.  “From its historic appeal and European spirit, to its exceptionally restored interior and inviting atmosphere, this home welcomes its residents and guests to a modern lifestyle within the embrace of a classic style.”

Additional amenities include a tree-lined promenade leading to a tennis court, a private pilates / barre studio and a surrounding stone patio.

For additional information on 87 Maple Avenue, please contact Westport agent Cynthia Melchiorri by email at, or by phone at 508.566.9495­.

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