Two New Properties Offer Similar Luxuries, Distinctive Qualities
Gretchen A. Peck
Michael and Davio Caridi of Majic Development Group, LLC, have developed 1 Home Place in Greenwich. The parcel of land originally was the site of a two family home at one end. They expanded the home and returned it to a single-family residence before selling it earlier this year. The remainder of the land was subdivided to accommodate two brand-new 4,616-square-foot homes, known as Unit A and Unit B. Both properties are listed for sale ($2.295 million) or rent ($12,500/month) by Ira Tamigian and Steven Magnuson of Sotheby’s International Realty.
The Caridis enlisted the help of Conrad J. Roncati of Fort Lee, New Jersey-headquartered Architectura to bring their visions to life. “We wanted a European feel, with something very hip,” Michael Caridi said.
Known as the “Whispering Pond” townhouses, the two units are distinguished in a number of ways. First, there’s the shingle color. They used pre-stained natural shingle shake for both. Unit A is done in a light neutral shade, while a New England coastal blue was chosen for Unit B. Side-by side, they’re distinctive, yet tastefully complement one another.
The town homes are situated in a manner that allows them to look out to Bruce Park, with a pond and stone outcroppings in view.
Inside, distressed, solid French oak hardwood floors are found throughout the levels.
The floor plans are based on open concepts, with main-level rooms flowing from one to the next with ease.
“I try to choose features and amenities a young family, a professional or empty nesters would want,” Caridi said. “We work with the latest and greatest materials and technologies offered.”
He cited two examples: “Waterfall islands” in the kitchens, which are stylish and practical, and an office on the main floor of the home, “a great feature if you want to work from home.”
There are lovely fireplaces that anchor the homes’ formal living rooms.
The dining rooms open out to grassy areas and patios — perfect for dining al fresco, Caridi suggested.
Each home has four bedrooms, with four full baths and one partial bath.
Since both units are brand-new construction, there is still some customization available. The buyer of Unit A will be able to choose appliances and other features, while the buyer of Unit B will have some additional options and upgrades available, including some customization to the home’s elevator or a makeup vanity option in the master’s walk-in closet.
“These units each have an elevator to all floors, which is great for both new families with children Sotheby’s Magnuson. “You could live your entire life here because of the convenience of the elevator — and the location to the train, Greenwich Avenue and Bruce Park just outside your doorstep.” Both units have been pre-wired for a sound system and WiFi repeaters.
Both have home office space and a great rooftop deck, with lots of room for seating and and empty nesters,” according to grilling.
“The rooftop [deck] is very unique. It is very large outdoor space overlooking the water and sculptures in Bruce Park — a great space for parties, barbeques or sun bathing. It is also pre-wired for surround sound and is right off a large family area,” Caridi noted.
Magnuson concurred: “The massive rooftop deck that overlooks the park is stunning, so you don’t even have to leave your house to view the beautiful park and water.”
Another perk afforded by these properties? Location, Caridi pointed out.
They’re just a short walk to local establishments and to the nearby train station. Plus, there’s the added bonus of all that Greenwich has to offer its residents: “Great schools, spectacular restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, top designer shops, a 29-minute train to midtown Manhattan; great biking, hiking, boating, beaches, galleries, parks and everything else you can think of,” he said. “[Greenwich] is one of the finest cities in the country,” Caridi said.
Listing Agents: Ira Tamigian and Steven G. Magnuson, Sotheby’s International Realty; (203) 536-1391 Ira’s cell; (203) 610-2923 Steven’s cell; ira.tamigian@sothebyshomes. com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1 Home Place (Unit A or Unit B), Greenwich
Price: $2.295 million
Number of Rooms: 10
Features: Making their debuts this year, both town homes have 4,616 square feet of living space, with hardwood floors throughout and elevators that go to each level. The common rooms share an open floor plan and include a formal living room, formal dining room and chef’s kitchen. The homes each have four bedrooms, four full baths and one partial bath. Rooftop decks look out over Bruce Park. The properties have attached two-car garages. They have been wired for sound and Wi-Fi enhancement, and are equipped with central air conditioning and security systems.
Schools: Julian Curtiss School, Central Middle, Greenwich High