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Inside Tommy Hilfiger’s Connecticut Castle – including an exclusive look at unseen rooms

The estate is a maze of lacquer, plaid, and tartan, with Hilfiger’s signature Americana touch

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut
(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

Tommy Hilfiger has recently sold his French Normandy-style estate in the backcountry of Greenwich, Connecticut – but the interiors remain true to American designer’s style. Combining a continental aesthetic with English maximalism and American charm, the castle is a combination of cultures, situated atop the highest point in the town. 

The fashion designer, who is globally associated with his eponymously-named label, lived in the 13,300-sq-ft castle that is one of the most famous properties in Connecticut – and among the world’s best homes

Exterior of Tommy Hilfiger’s Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

Alongside local designer Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret, LTD, Tommy and his wife designed the interiors to be reminiscent of a magical world – full of whimsy, curiosity, and old-world charm – worthy of its grand exterior. 

Here, H&G takes an exclusive tour around never before seen rooms to see how America’s most famous designer lived. 

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

Tommy Hilfiger is celebrated for this lacquer, plaid, and tartan designs – and this castle maintains his signature throughout its traditional kitchen ideas. This room combines trendy gingham with traditional wooden tones to create a cottage-style space that pays homage to the fairy-tale theme running throughout the property. 

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

These wooden hues continue predominantly in the library – where the designers played with a secret TV wall idea and concealed the screen behind the book spines.

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

These ornate materials and exhibitions of craftsmanship continue throughout the master bathroom, where you find a bathtub lined with wood porcelain and a green marble countertop.

Meanwhile, the guest bathroom includes a maximalist wallpaper made from feathers and an ornate mirror that maintains the home’s old-world aesthetic.

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

Despite the castle’s traditional features, the designers have turned the estate into a family-friendly home that includes a modern bedroom and reading nook that maintains that further compliments the castle’s whimsical decor.  

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

There is also a custom-designed brick-clad wine cellar hidden at the bottom of the property, where there is space to sample wine before enjoying it in the dining room or kitchen

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

Beyond the Norman French walls, the estate is a catalyst of garden ideas – from its sculptures that continues the fairytale-style outside – to the swimming pool and tennis court. There is also space for a private woodland walk amid one of southwestern Fairfield County’s most verdant settings.  

Tommy Hilfiger's Castle in Connecticut

(Image credit: Rinfret, LTD)

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business by Tommy HilfigerĀ 

You can discover more about Tommy's career as one of America's top designers from his book American Dreamer on Amazon.

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.