Onetime Gillette CEO James M. Kilts is looking to sell his estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. The executive and investment specialist purchased the manor in 2005 for $13.75 million; it is currently priced at $12.5 million.
The residence is situated in Conyers Farm, a gated community in the northern corner of Greenwich. It’s a sizable property, inside and out; the interiors measure over 15,500 square feet, and the grounds extend to over 15 acres.
The home features a stone exterior, a shingled roof, and shutters painted dark green, a shade that provides contrast for the natural stone and helps set off the green of the grounds in season. It dates to 2004, but does a fine job of looking venerable.
Its interiors are as formal but comfortably familiar in their well-defined East Coast execution. The single front door is capped by a fanlight, the foyer features herringbone oak and a traditional staircase, and details as the home progresses include wood paneling, dentils, crown moldings, plaster walls and ceilings, lantern sconces, and chandeliers. Room highlights include a Peacock kitchen and a library boasting a marble fireplace with a carved mantel.
The grounds are classically Greenwich—a rolling green panorama of lawns and forest that looks suitably aristocratic. The pool/guest house won a Hobi Award—an accolade from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut—in 2012.