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Luxury Living Kids’ bedrooms must be multi-purpose for sleep, play, study

December 17, 2018

Like fashion or musical tastes, architecture and interior design is a particularly personal preference, especially when you’re a toddler, tween or teen. Kids like special spaces to call their own.

No different than adults, kids want their bedrooms to be comfortable, inviting places where they sleep, study, play and prosper.

This week, we take a look at some currently-listed homes that have some fantastic bedroom options that may have special appeal to home buyers with children of their own.

An 11-room condo in The Harbor — a gated community within walking distance to the train station and Greenwich Avenue — Unit E at 2 Oneida Drive affords several levels of living space, nearly 6,700 square feet. The interiors have 10-foot-high ceilings, with elegant formal rooms and an open floor plan. And the home has four bedrooms, including a master wing of its own, with walk-in closets, radiant heated bath and a terrace that looks out the water — Long Island Sound and Smith Cove.

Ellen Mosher of Houlihan Lawrence has listed the property for $5.995 million, which she pointed out has some bedroom options for buyers with children — or those who may one day may count kids as members of their families.

“The possibilities are endless when designing a kid’s bedroom,” Mosher said. “There are many creative ways to maximize space, and at 2 Oneida Drive, E, they designed loft space, accessible only by ladder, as an ideal, fun escape to study and relax. The pop of color, added built-ins, and even how you turn on the headboard lights with the swipe of your hand were all clever additions to make this kid’s bedroom both unique and their own.”

Among the five bedrooms at 170 Overlook Drive in Milbrook are two bedrooms, in particular, that were perfect for the homeowners’ children. Nora Giovati, of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury in Old Greenwich, is representing the sellers of the renovated, late-1920s-era Tudor.

This home has the luxury of two master suite options, including one on the first level and one on the second story, which has two baths, two walk-in closets and sitting room.

And, of course, the remaining three family bedrooms have proven to be great options for children and teens. “The pink-striped room … has a big window overlooking the backyard,” Giovati said. “The room has high ceilings, hardwood flooring, a walk-in closet and built-ins — very charming.

Another family bedroom, she noted, was also leveraged as a kid’s room. It, too, has hardwood flooring; plus, it has a Juliet balcony that overlooks the expansive front yard, the Coldwell Banker Realtor pointed out.

At 15 Pinecroft Road in Greenwich, the 5,894-square-foot “contemporary colonial” has sleek and elegant interiors, including a magnificent Christopher Peacock-designed kitchen.

The design aesthetic is carried throughout the public entertaining rooms and more intimate spaces, including the master suite — one of five bedrooms. One of the family bedrooms, in particular, at 15 Pinecroft gets lots of natural light and has shelving and a built-in desk that’s useful for homework hours. One can imagine that “the kids” might also enjoy the home’s 1.42-acre grounds, a lower-level game room and the heated pool.

Lyn Stevens Black and Julie Church of Houlihan Lawrence are serving as co-listing Realtors for this property.

Also listed by Houlihan Lawrence is 49 Doubling Road, a six-bedroom, nearly 10,000-square-foot center-hall colonial. Joanne Mancuso of Houlihan Lawrence is serving as the listing agent for the 1-acre mid-country property. One of the six bedrooms here is a charming top-level room with hardwood flooring, a barreled ceiling, custom built-ins for organizing “student stuff” like books, media and digital devices. The room also has a little nook with a window that’s the perfect place for a desk and study sessions.

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