A Converted Greenwich Carriage Lists for $5.9M
A carriage house has just hit the market, once part of the Towers, a vast Greenwich estate owned by the Milbank family. At the end of the 19th century, the area called Byram Shores was a summer haunt for prominent Manhattan families and the Milbanks were chief among them. Originally constructed in 1899, the carriage house was described as having “stalls and a tack room.” Fortunes have improved for that once-simple structure, now measuring 6,439 square feet. The home opens onto an elegant entry hall featuring a curved, carved staircase. Although vintage in feel, the interior spaces are modern and airy, with 12-foot ceilings in the living room and a loft-like master suite with beamed ceilings, a fireplace and a sitting area. The grounds are also impressive, as designed by James Doyle of Doyle Herman Design Associates. The front drive leads through stone columns to a wide and welcoming courtyard, with ornamental pavers and sculpted hedges. There’s also a side lawn planted with a semicircle of specimen trees framing a dramatic fountain. It lists for $5,995,000 with Shelly Tretter Lynch of Sotheby’s International Realty.