HOUSE OF THE WEEK: Bruce Park Greens Offers Unparalleled Convenience

The Bruce Park Greens features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Bruce Park Greens features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, "The Bruce Park Greens," features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

The Bruce Park Greens features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

255/257 Bruce Park Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830

Listed by:
Rosemarie and Anthony Longo
Longo Realty Group – A division of William Raveis
45 Field Point Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830
Cell: 203.496.1922
Email:
Anthony Longo at Anthony.Longo@raveis.com
Rosemarie Longo at Rosemarie.Longo@raveis.com

Each of the four units has a garage space plus an outdoor parking space. Unit C has two garage spaces.

The units range in size from 2,300 sq ft to 2,600 sq ft. Unit A and Unit B are each priced at $1,595,000. Unit C is priced at $1,965,000. Unit D is priced at $1,795,000.

Rosemarie and Anthony Longo of Longo Realty Group, a division of William Raveis, recently hosted a “first look event” at The Bruce Park Greens, four new transit-oriented luxury townhouses.

Before the Longos purchased the property, the original house, which dated back to 1910, was in disrepair, but it sat on a half acre, which is very rare in downtown.

“We subdivided the property into two, and were able to develop two two-family buildings,” said Tony Longo, Anthony’s father, on Wednesday night at the event.

In June 2017 the Greenwich Planning and Zoning commission changed the regulations for R-6 zone to limit developments to just two units.

Longo, who was born around the corner from Bruce Park Greens, had been talking to the property owner for 18 years.

“He gave me his word that he was going to sell,” Longo said. “He passed away before the sale was completed, but his wife and daughter honored his word.”

Eric Brower AICP and Tony Longo at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Anthony Longo and Diane Roth from Allied at the first look event at The Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Anthony, Rosemarie and Tony Longo at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

In addition to Bruce Park Greens, Longo has built numerous homes in the neighborhood that he calls home, including 285 Bruce Park Avenue (2 units), 201 Davis Ave (3 units) and 288 Davis Ave (3 Units) and 285 Davis Ave (4 units), and 287 Davis Ave (3 units).

Currently, in addition to 257 Bruce Park Ave, the Longos and Mike Jedlicka of Catalyst Construction are developing two units at 73 Orchard Place, where previously a house sat empty for several years.

“I was born in this neighborhood,” Longo said. “My dad was born at 301 Davis Ave in 1932. I was born there in 1962. I love this neighborhood. I’ve seen it change, but this is home.”

Henry Borgos, a painter from Yonkers, at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Henry Borgos, a painter from Yonkers, at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Brenda Pardo, a Peruvian artist at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Wednesday night’s event featured live art from Henry Burgos, a painter from Yonkers, and Peruvian artist Brenda Pardo, as well as complimentary drinks from Rob Petz of Cork, Cap, & Cellar and light bites from Little Beet Table.

“We wanted to support new local businesses,” Longo said, adding that both the liquor store and veggie-forward restaurant are a short walk from 257 Bruce Park Ave.

Rob Petz of Cork, Cap, & Cellar at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Delicious guacamole from Little Beet Table at the first look event at Bruce Park Greens. Aug 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Eric Brower AICP, who was involved in the project, commented on the driveway paving, noting that although it appears to be traditional asphalt, it is pervious.

“There is three feet of gravel underneath. It’s like a reservoir,” he said. “It’s an engineered drainage system. It stores thousands of gallons of water.”

Another local business involved in the project was Roth Nursery in Armonk.

“It’s nice when local businesses work together. The Longos hired Roth Nursery to supply all the trees and landscaping. He’s in our nursery every day,” said Roth. “He’s loyal to us.”

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, "The Bruce Park Greens," are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit C, at “The Bruce Park Greens,” is one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, "The Bruce Park Greens," are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit C, at “The Bruce Park Greens,” is one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit A at "The Bruce Park Greens," are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit A at “The Bruce Park Greens,” is one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, "The Bruce Park Greens," are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, “The Bruce Park Greens,” features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, "The Bruce Park Greens," are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, “The Bruce Park Greens,” features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

257 Bruce Park Ave Unit D

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit D, at “The Bruce Park Greens,” is one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

257 Bruce Park Ave Unit D

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit D, at “The Bruce Park Greens,” is one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

257 Bruce Park Ave Unit D

Terrace at The Bruce Park Greens, Unit D, 255-257 Bruce Park Ave, one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

257 Bruce Park Ave Unit D

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit D, “The Bruce Park Greens,” are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

257 Bruce Park Ave Unit D

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit D, “The Bruce Park Greens,” are four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

257 Bruce Park Ave Unit D

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, Unit D, “The Bruce Park Greens,” one of four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.

255-257 Bruce Park Ave, “The Bruce Park Greens,” features four transit-oriented luxury townhouses in the bright neighborhood of Bruce Park in downtown Greenwich.