The Greenwich, CT estate of legendary American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is now on the market, listed for $40 million. The estate sits on a 17-acre farm, with the main house measuring 14,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and nine full bathrooms, as well as several additional formal rooms.
Tommy Hilfiger began his career in the 1970s in upstate New York by founding the jeans and fashion store called People’s Place. He made the move into preppier clothing specifically for a menswear line later in the 1980s, before expanding into women’s clothing and other luxury items. A household name, Hilfiger is known to have influences in music subcultures and other connections to the music industry which have to lead to his unique and recognizable style.
Hilfiger is also a household name outside of just his fashion status. He is well-known for his charity work, much of which revolves around The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, which emphasizes cultural, educational, and health programs.
Hilfiger lived for a time in this Greenwich estate, called Denbigh Farm. The property spans 17 acres, and the grounds feature a full equestrian estate with a six-stall stable, two paddocks, and an outdoor riding ring. Outside, you’ll also find a tennis court, a pool terrace, a goat house, a treehouse, a greenhouse, a cluster of summer and guest houses, and a beautiful wisteria-covered walkway. The property also boasts lovely vistas and other landscaping, as well as a sweeping view of Long Island Sound.
The home was originally built in 1775. It features seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and four half-baths. One of its main character features is its open fireplaces, which adorn almost every room. It’s also home to a beautiful recessed curved staircase in the grand foyer.
Each room is totally unique — from the many bedrooms to the formal living room, library, dining rooms, formal ballroom, den, and full home office. Some rooms are more simple, with crisp white walls and colorful trim, while others feature intricate, hand-painted wallpaper from the 1930s.
Meanwhile, the study area of the library features black-and-white checkered floors — other rooms feature yellow-and-white checkered floors. It also features a flower-arranging room, and a silver storage room, as well as an original meat locker for cold storage.
The formal ballroom is one of the more classically elegant rooms in the main house, with gorgeous white walls and tall ceilings, and a patterned dark hardwood floor and — of course — its own fireplace.
The cozy informal dining room has large windows looking out to the property, adorned with more muted colors, while the formal dining room drips with a crystal chandelier and intricate wallpaper. The massive kitchen has a large wooden kitchen island and a huge chef’s stove.
The estate is partially furnished with a small collection, which also includes much of the artwork adorning the home. Other furnishings can be privately negotiated with the estate. This 14,000-square-foot Greenwich estate is on the market for the first time since the Hilfiger family first purchased it. It is listed for $40 million.
Photo Credit: Steve Rossi and Samuel Rodriguez for Sotheby’s International Realty