Summer Entertaining

When the weather warms, most of us like to move the party outside, and some homes are better suited for shindigs under the sun and stars. If you’re in the market for a house that’s also a great outdoor entertainer, consider this listing in Old Greenwich.

Here are four reasons we like it.

Can’t Beat the View The house is located on Shore Road on .64 acres of waterfront property, so guests can take in the seascape. Atmosphere can really make a party and take a gathering from simply fun to talked about for weeks. It’s a given here, as there’s nothing quite like a breathtaking view of Long Island Sound; it’s always elegant, even for a casual get-together. This is currently the largest lot available in Lucas Point (which, don’t forget, includes a private beach and dock).

Garden Party If you’ve been looking for something colorful to really make a summer soiree pop, think much bigger than dinner plates and placemats. This home has mature and beautifully landscaped gardens that have been featured in multiple magazines and on the New York Botanical Garden Tour. The gardens offer guests unique outdoor rooms for socializing.

Shady Spot We like the covered patio because it offers guests cool shade on warm summer days. Plus, there’s direct access to the house from the patio through sets of French doors. One set of doors leads from the patio into a planting room that can also be put to use for entertaining: think planting party with friends who help you make light work of potting up seedlings for the season.

Room to Grow The Shore Colonial on this lot was built in 1929 and offers 3,477 square feet. If that doesn’t seem like enough space, consider expanding the existing home or even building a new one. A rendering of a 6,300-square-foot custom home sited for this property has been drawn by Steve Mueller Architects of Greenwich.

For more information, contact Halstead Property, halstead.com.







198 Shore Rd., Old Greenwich

Price: $6,800,000

Real Estate Tax: $43,488

Approx Sq. Ft: 3,477

Acreage: .64

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