Tommy Hilfiger looks to say goodbye to Greenwich, Conn. He has put his 13,344-square-foot estate on the market for $47.5 million.
Hilfiger told WWD that he’s selling his Miami and Greenwich homes and intends for his family to move to Palm Beach, Fla., for his main residence in the near future. Clearly, it will be a better tax move since Florida does not have a state income tax.
Asked if he plans to commute up to New York and have his son attend school in Florida, he said, “That’s the plan, but I’m traveling all over the world all the time these days anyway with the Tommy Hilfiger headquarters in Amsterdam now.”
An English countryside historic landmark, the home features six bedrooms and 11 baths and has views of the New York City skyline and Long Island Sound. It’s the highest point in Greenwich. The house has an all-weather tennis court and English gardens with a reflecting pool. The home has been completely renovated by architect Andre Tchelistcheff & Blder, Jimmy Xhema. The landscape designer is Miranda Brooks.
Hilfiger bought the estate, which sits on 22 acres, in 2010 for $31.375 million, according to the listing. The Wall Street Journal first reported the listing, noting the “very strong” market driven by New Yorkers relocating to Greenwich. Hilfiger has bought and sold seven homes in Greenwich over the years.
Discussing this particular Greenwich home, he said, “This has been a labor of love. I’ve had this hobby of buying, redoing and reselling homes, a sort of passion with real estate,” said Hilfiger.
Has he had any bites yet?
“We just released the listing today, and there has been some interest from people who live outside the U.S.,” said Hilfiger, who hasn’t landed on anything yet in Palm Beach.
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