What’s Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich? The John Knapp House c. 1760

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The John Knapp House. Screenshot, Greenwich Assessor’s office.

Tuesday’s Greenwich Planning and Zoning agenda includes an application for a final site plan and special permit to demolish two existing dwellings at 5 Brynwood Lane including the John Knapp House which dates back to 1760, as well as 39 trees in order to build a 11,000 sq ft house. The Brynwood Lane property, located off Round Hill Rd just south of the Merritt Parkway is 2.841 acres.

The 4,953 sq ft historic John Knapp House features eight bedrooms, five and a half baths. The wood frame detached garage was built in 1930 and is 2,180 sq ft.

The application is filed by the Kaali-Nagy Company, and the property owners, the Sherer Family Ltd Partnership.

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  • Chris von Keyserling

    SHAME ON THE SHERER FAMILY! THEY DO NOT BELONG IN THE GREENWICH CULTURE AND CIRCLE. I AM TIRED OF THOSE WHO ONLY TAKE FROM GREENWICH AND PRAY ON THOSE WHO HAVE RESERVE AND GRACE TO APPRECIATE PERMANENT VALUE OVER FAST PROFITS. IF THEY ARE SO POOR THAT THEY HAVE TO LIVE IN THEIR INVESTMENTS, WHY DON’T THEY DROP INTO THEIR PROPER COMFORT LEVEL, RATHER THAN “STRIVING” ON THE BACKS OF OTHERS? ARE THERE NO OTHER PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO ASSUAGE THEIR LACK OF SELF ESTEEM?

  • Peter Romersa

    I am surprised that the house does not have special “protected” status that can insure that it does not fall prey to “the wrecking ball.” The structure is older than the nation itself. This town will lose a part of history if the structure is torn down and replaced with another structure that won’t last half as long as the John Knapp House has lasted. I’m sure there is nothing structurally deficient with the John Knapp House, and is ready for occupancy without any modifications needed.