684 Westover Road, Stamford, CT || The Engel Team. 🏠_The House:
A truly spectacular 5-acre estate w 4 outbuildings on the Mianus River, WESTOVER FALLS has one of the most dramatic water views in this area. Approach down a long drive to reveal a pebbled front courtyard. This Mediterranean villa’s white stucco walls and wrought-iron balconies evoke a feeling of 1920’s Europe. Inside you are drawn past the curve of a grand staircase to the abundant light of a generously-sized LR w stately stone fireplace. Commanding views through the French doors to the gardens, terrace, and pool below are unquestionably the focal point. LR opens to the Library with a magnificent fireplace, recessed bookshelves, and domed Library Porch. The opposite is the Dining Room with picture window views to the gardens beyond. The 6 bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath and ample closets are the epitome of the modern plan. Note the Master Bedroom’s barrel ceiling with domed fireplace and windows on 3 sides. Balconies front and back offer views of the river beyond. The slate-topped pool house w the flagstone floor provides a kitchen for casual poolside entertaining. Garden paths wind between the raised beds and elaborate retaining walls, with approximately 600′ of river frontage. In addition to a chauffeur’s cottage and guest house, a vintage brick cottage perched on the riverbank stands to watch by the waterfall. This confection is a triumph of Mediterranean Revival style-and truly they don’t make them like this anymore.
This 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom has been owned by a famous midcentury modern architect for most of the last 50 years, known to his family as “The Mistress” The family was gracious enough to let us pair this phenomenal car with this special 1927 house to capture the mood of a bygone era.
The man in the tux is John Engel and the woman is his wife Melissa Engel. The house and the car are the real stars of the video, so we asked for a simple hide-