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Originally built in 1929, Twin Stacks was home to a family of artists for over 60 years. As time ran its course, the house and its contents prevailed— a time capsule left untouched since the 80s, maintaining most of its original fixtures since construction. Now (after a fresh coat of paint and some elbow grease) the house is home to a new generation of artists, living among the relics left behind from Twin Stacks' previous life. Filled with artwork, antiques, prizes from worldly travels, flea market treasures, and historic ephemera, the belongings of the old residents mix with the new to create a charming ambience of nostalgia and comfort. The house is located in a historic, peaceful, private neighborhood, only an hour from NYC by car or train. Less than a mile walk from both the Greenwich train station and the Cos Cob train station. Located in close proximity to the Long Island Sound, as well as beaches and parks beautifully manicured by the town of Greenwich. A short walk or drive will land you in the bustling Downtown Greenwich scene, where you’ll find luxury clothing, coffee shops, home goods, accessories, a (temporarily closed) movie theatre, art galleries and some of the best restaurants around. The home itself is nestled on a half-acre lot among towering trees, shrubs, and greenery on all sides. These provide lots of privacy from nearby neighbors, as well as a safe haven for birds, owls, rabbits, chipmunks, and the occasional raccoon. There's the most charming cobblestone path leading up to the front door, and a wraparound bluestone porch, perfect for sitting in the rocking chairs and soaking up the morning sun. Facing South, the front of the house gets beautiful direct sunlight for the entire day, with light pouring in through the gorgeous casement windows from sun-up to sundown. The cobblestone and stucco construction in combination with the strategically designed overhangs on the front and rear of the house keep things warm in the cool months, and rather cool in the warmer months despite the lack of A/C. Off to the side of the house you'll find a covered porch with a porch swing and a farm table that can seat up to 10-12 people at full expansion. Regularly there is room for 8-10. There is a grill and chiminea available for rent, but are not available for use in the basic booking. Enjoy the sound of the birds chirping in the treetops, and enjoy the foliage that emerges in the Spring, turning the side yard into a private oasis perfect for an afternoon tea with the book club, or escaping from the havoc of the photoshoot going on inside. The sprawling sloped meadow-style backyard has a pear tree and one of the largest rhododendrons you have ever seen— and in the spring, the entire yard blooms in a diverse conglomerate of walkable ground covers, from grasses and wild strawberry patches, to clovers, wildflowers, and buttercups. Watch your step, the ground can be a little uneven in parts, you might stumble across a few rabbit burrows as well! Inside the house, you have access to the foyer, living room, dayroom, kitchen, one full bathroom (tub only, no shower), and potting room. The living room is the largest room in the house, with pink walls, comfy chairs, and easy access to the side porch. This room still has the original paint job, so you may find a little bit more character here than in the other rooms. As pictured, you'll see some cracks in the walls and some spots where the paint has slight water damage– it's not very noticeable in person, nothing that can't be retouched in post. There is a handsome black stone fireplace with a brass peacock screen that the room holds center to. Opposite that, you'll find an entertainment center equipped with vintage wood lattice speakers and a tube amplifier capable of bluetooth connection. It's also connected to the record player, and you'll have access to our small but mighty vinyl library of classic Funk, Soul, R&B, and some Rock and Roll. 5-6 people can comfortably hang out in this room listening to music or projecting a movie— there's plenty of floor space to bring in more chairs. The side tables double as stools in case seating gets extra tight. The dayroom is lush and airy with plenty of leafy greens, off-white walls, and a pale blue ceiling. This is the heart of the home, front and center, and is also one of the brightest rooms in the house. Stocked with the antique book collection of the previous residents, as well as the contemporary collection of the current residents, there's something to read for everyone in this room. A twin sized daybed catches rays all day long, surrounded by countless plants, worldly trinkets, and artwork. Step into the kitchen and live out your wholesome cottage cooking dreams. A gas range dating back to the late 20s accented by the glass paneled cabinets— this is a true period kitchen. Although renovated, presumably in the 60's, most of the features remain original to the 1929 build. The sink and it's cabinetry, countertops, and flooring were all updated in the renovation— but nowadays it's all vintage (and literally adorable). Depending on how you stage it, this kitchen is great for any period. There is a pinkish hallway adjacent to the kitchen which houses a small refrigerator, available if you need it to store a few things— but there isn't much extra space. Consider bringing coolers and ice if you plan on bringing lots of food (anything beyond a few packed lunches). There is access to the backyard through this hallway, so if you need to store coolers outside it won't be a far hike from the kitchen. If you plan on using the kitchen and it's accessories for cooking, please describe your intent when you submit your booking request. The kitchen sink and refrigerator are available for use in the basic booking, but if you'll be using the kitchen to prepare food, or plan on using the stove, oven, or other appliances, there are additional fees. Visitors are responsible for cleaning any kitchen appliances, cookware, utensils, tableware, etc. used during the booking. The original Chamber's stove has a stovetop that works great (3 burners), but the oven is not available for use. A countertop oven is available for baking needs, it fits anything up to a 9"x13 baking dish or two 9x13 sheet pans. It's essentially a giant toaster oven but we cook almost every meal with it, and it works well. Also available: microwave, Ninja blender & accessories, waffle iron, Dansk Kobenstyle pots, crock pot, nonstick fry pans, a cast iron pan, wood and silicone utensils, mixing bowls, measuring cups of all sizes, sheet pans, an assortment of kitchen tools and knives, cutlery, tableware, glasses, and silverware. We do NOT have an ice maker. The potting room is the old maid's quarters, and leads directly into the bathroom. This zone is typically used for tending to the vast collection of plants that you'll see throughout the house— depending on how many plants need to be watered on any given weekend, the task can take hours! This space helps make the process more efficient and enjoyable. We also use this room to cut and dry flowers, make bouquets, and hide away all of our cleaning supplies. It's a cozy room and places you right in the mindset of a true florist. The bathroom has a trough style bathtub (there is no recline, all four inner walls of the tub go straight up and down), a sink with a hot tap and a cold tap, and a toilet, all original. We use the bathtub to water the plants, so typically there is a small garden hose, and a wooden platform that rests on top of the tub that allows for the plants to drain out into the tub below. If you plan on using the tub, please describe your intent when you submit your booking request— the garden hose and watering platform can be removed prior to your booking. If you do not reserve the tub prior to booking, the tub will not be available for use, and the watering platform will remain in place with the garden hose neatly tucked away inside the tub. The platform is not unsightly, rather a nice place to sit or set a bag if needed. And lastly, the foyer. The final frontier of the original house, so to speak. As you may be able to see from the photos, the foyer is a bit…antique? The gray toile wallpaper is all original (and it shows). But don’t let the peeling wallpaper scare you! It’s all a work in progress. Someday it will be refreshed like the rest of the house, but for now, we relish in the history, the drama, the scenery. It’s real life! Aging just like you and we. Just come prepared, the foyer is one of a few hidden gems still waiting to be dusted off and polished. Look past the wallpaper and you’ll see the most beautifully worn spiral banister, leading up a grand staircase to the second floor. Light pours in when you open the extra wide front door, and the window at the top of the stairs shines light down from above. This house is full of charm and the only way to truly experience it is in person. You’ll notice all of the tiny details that help make this place so unique, from the mirrored light switches, to the curly cue window latches— even the antique intercom system with doorbells to summon your friends from nearly every room in the house. You’ll notice the scuffs in the hardwood floors, from decades of love raising a family of 3. And you’ll notice the way the birds and squirrels hop right up onto the windowsills, probably looking for snacks, but also trying to figure out what the heck goes on inside this place. There truly is not enough words or time to describe how special this quaint little home is, and we welcome you with open arms to make your production, meeting, or gathering not only something beautiful, but something memorable. Welcome to Twin Stacks!
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MIN SOO P. booked a video shoot for 5 people
Great space, just the location I was looking for.
Catherine L. booked a video shoot for 4 people
This was our second consecutive day booking Joe's space for a video shoot. It was perfect -- the house has SO much character. Joe couldn't have been kinder and more accommodating.
Tami S. booked a production for 4 people
Space was amazing, host was super helpful and accommodating. Definitely would use again!
Tim M. booked a photo shoot for 3 people
Cool space, lots of unique props/items. Would recommend!