Samuel Ferris house in Greenwich CT

Our featured Living Greenwich property this week is the Samuel Ferris House, the oldest dwelling in Riverside and one of Greenwich’s oldest structures — co-listed by Martha Z. Jeffrey and Anne Ogilvy of Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage.

5.6.24 UPDATE: This listing is currently marked as a pending sale.

Nestled at 1 Cary Road, this Colonial beauty, built in 1760, has recently been granted local historic property status by the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting in a bid to safeguard its rich heritage.

The Greenwich Historic District Commission spearheaded the effort to secure this designation, ensuring the Samuel Ferris House is protected from any threat of demolition. Any proposed alterations to its exterior will now require a certificate of appropriateness from the commission, underscoring the town’s commitment to preserving its historical treasures.

Sitting proudly on a flat quarter-acre at the onset of Cary Road, the Samuel Ferris House offers not just a home but a living testament to Greenwich’s storied past. Winter water views of the Mianus River add to the property’s charm, making it a unique and desirable acquisition.

The residence, located in the R-7 zone, presents a rare opportunity for expansion with the necessary approvals. Boasting ample square footage, the house is a canvas awaiting the touch of an owner with an eye for blending historical charm with modern comforts.

Inside, the Samuel Ferris House boasts features that transport you back to the 18th century. A preserved-edge paneled fireplace wall in the dining room, beamed ceilings, and original wide floorboards on the second floor tell a tale of craftsmanship and tradition.

Located in part of a special neighborhood developed for World War II veterans, the Samuel Ferris House stands on land that was once part of the Ferris family farm. With its roots deeply embedded in the history of Old Greenwich, this house holds local historic interest for its continuous association with the Ferris family, early settlers of the region.

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Samuel Ferris house in Greenwich CT

Built around 1760 by Samuel Ferris and Susannah Peck, the Samuel Ferris House has passed through generations, witnessing the growth and evolution of Greenwich. Its expansion around 1800 by Jonathan Ferris and his marriage to Elizabeth Waring further enhanced its stature as a significant Colonial residence.

The sale of the property in 1947 to the Town of Greenwich marked the end of nearly two centuries of Ferris family ownership.

Fast forward to 2022, and the Samuel Ferris House hit the real estate market, catching the eye of Historic Properties of Greenwich. After a meticulous preservation process, this gem is now available for those who appreciate the fusion of history and modern living.

Now, as the Samuel Ferris House seeks new stewards, it opens a chapter for a discerning buyer to become part of Greenwich’s living history.

If you’ve ever dreamed of calling a piece of Greenwich’s past your own, the Samuel Ferris House beckons. A unique opportunity to embrace history, charm, and a touch of old-world elegance awaits at 1 Cary Road.

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