Tommy Hilfiger is selling his sprawling Greenwich estate for $48 million. Take a look at the historic 22-acre property.

  • Tommy Hilfiger is selling his Greenwich, Connecticut, estate for $47.5 million, per Sotheby’s International Realty.
  • During the pandemic, wealthy New Yorkers in search of more space have been flocking to the affluent Connecticut city.
  • "I hear from my friends in real estate that the market is very strong, and it hasn’t been this strong in years," Hilfiger told the Wall Street Journal.
  • The designer's 22-acre property includes a six-bedroom mansion, a swimming pool, a guesthouse, and elaborate gardens.
  • Hilfiger told the Journal that he and his wife are moving to Palm Beach, Florida.
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Greenwich, Connecticut, has been one of the most coveted real-estate destinations during the pandemic for wealthy New Yorkers in search of more space.

But one affluent New Yorker —  fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger — is giving up his Greenwich property and moving to sunnier climes. He's listed his 22-acre estate for $47.5 million, Sotheby's International Realty told Business Insider.

Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, bought the property in 2010 for $31.4 million, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The lavish estate includes a 13,344-square-foot main residence built in 1939, rose and water gardens, a swimming pool, tennis court, guest cottage, greenhouse, and detached four-bay garage. Janet Milligan of Sotheby's International Realty holds the listing.

Take a look at the property.

Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is selling his 22-acre estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, for $47.5 million.

"I hear from my friends in real estate that the market is very strong, and it hasn't been this strong in years," Hilfiger told the Wall Street Journal.

Indeed, affluent New Yorkers have been moving to Greenwich in droves during the pandemic.

Hilfiger told the Journal that the couple is moving to Palm Beach, Florida, which they had been planning for some time.

The Hilfigers bought the expansive property in 2010 for $31.4 million, according to the Journal.

Hilfiger told the Journal that he and his wife loved the "Old World charm of the house," which was built in 1939. The couple spent three years restoring the historic home.

And it's not the first renovation project Hilfiger has undertaken over the years; he's renovated and sold seven other properties in Greenwich over the past 35 years, per the Journal.

A long driveway and a gated entrance lead to the estate's main residence.

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The 81-year-old home sprawls over 13,344 square feet and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and hedges.

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The castle-like home was influenced by English and French design, with turrets, Holland Brick, and granite covered in ivy.

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The grounds appear to be meticulously maintained.

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There are sculptural hedges, a rose garden, a topiary garden, and water fountains.

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The estate sits on the highest point in Greenwich, with views of the Long Island Sound and even the Manhattan skyline, according to the listing.

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The home was originally designed for real-estate tycoon Charles V. Paterno in the 1930s.

Later, it was the home of financier and art collector Joseph H. Hirshborn.

Inside, the home features six fireplaces and wood paneling.

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In the reception space, an Elizabethan-style staircase spirals upward in a bay surrounded by windows.

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The kitchen features a massive center island and an antler chandelier.

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A formal dining room with wood-paneled walls and ceiling can seat at least 10 people.

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Another dining nook can be seen with a smaller, round table that seats seven.

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One room is fashioned as an entertainment area, with a billiards table and seating clustered around a fireplace.

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Most of the first-floor rooms open up to the outside for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

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There's also a home bar.

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The master bedroom is home to one of the residence's six fireplaces.

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The listing photos show a glamorous master bathroom with a massage table …

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… and a spacious walk-in shower.

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The master suite also includes dual dressing rooms.

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The home theater room was styled with Turkish-inspired finishes, according to the listing.

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Another room is set up as a children's play room, with a drawing easel and a play castle.

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The home gym includes weights, a treadmill, exercise ball, and other equipment.

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The property's outdoor amenities include a resort-like swimming pool and an all-weather tennis court.

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The property's guest house includes a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, and a two-bay garage.

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A turreted "tea house" has been converted into a security pavilion, per the listing.

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Hilfiger's home isn't the only massive, pricey estate to hit the market in Greenwich lately.

In July, the 260-acre Hillandale Estate that straddles both Connecticut and New York hit the market for $49.5 million. 

Even before the pandemic, the Greenwich market had been picking up steam after a several-year slump, Compass real-estate agent Robin Kencel told Mansion Global. Last spring, a Georgian colonial-style waterfront mansion sold for $48 million. 

The most expensive home ever to sell in Greenwich — and Connecticut — was back in 2014, when the 51-acre Copper Beech Farm traded hands for $120 million.

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