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Great Greenwich Estate Carries $33 Million Price Tag

GREENWICH, Conn. - It is one of the last great estates in a town with many of them. Perched among more than 75 acres of backcountry splendor in Greenwich is Old Mill Farm . Once owned by actor Mel Gibson, the Elizabethan-inspired Tudor mansion was designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman for financier George Lewis Ohrstrom in 1936. And it can be yours for $33 million.

Presiding regally at the end of a private, formal driveway, the nearly 16,000-square-foot manse showcases museum quality details, including 17th-century English paneling. A monumental Great Hall soars to a 40-foot cathedral ceiling above the minstrel’s gallery, not to mention the walk-in fireplace and leaded-glass windows.

But don’t let its 75-plus years of age fool you. The home has been meticulously updated and features nearly every modern convenience imaginable throughout the 15 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and seven partial baths. Granite and stone-covered counters grace the oversize chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances.

What else comes with a price tag of $33 million? A home theater, six fireplaces, library, spa and hot tub, guest suite, in-law apartment and a grotto, among other amenities.

But residents and guests might choose to spend equal amounts of time outdoors, where formal gardens — including a sculpted maze — weave through the property. The grounds also feature a putting green, terraced pool, tennis court, greenhouse, stable, staff houses, log cabin and stream-fed pond.

It might be your last chance to buy one of the last great estates in Greenwich.

Email listing agent Joseph Barbieri of Sothebys International Realty, for more information.

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