Is the birthplace of the Oreo cookie on sale for $15.9 million?

 Is the birthplace of the Oreo cookie on sale for $15.9 million?

This black-and-white Victorian mansion could be the double-stuffed birthplace of America’s favorite cookie — the Oreo.

Listed last week for $15.9 million, this Greenwich, Connecticut, property is the former vacation home of Adolphus W. Green, the father of Nabisco, then known as the National Biscuit Company, of which he served as chairman and president.

The cookie entrepreneur rented the Victorian mansion with his family for several summers before purchasing it in 1905.

The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market in New York City, according to the official Oreo website.

Some believe the home is where Green developed the legendary chocolate-and-cream sandwich cookie, according to the New England Land Company brokerage website — although the broker himself is a bit skeptical of such sweet legends.

“I can’t say I was around for a beta test to taste the original Oreo cookie,” listing broker John McAtee of the New England Land Company told The Post. “But what I’m led to believe is that after Green purchased the house in 1905 — it was during his tenure when the Oreo came about.”

The white turret walls, sandwiched between the shingled porch roof and the cone-shaped turret roof, happen to resemble an Oreo cookie, noted McAtee.
The white walls, sandwiched between the shingled porch roof and the cone-shaped turret roof, happen to resemble an Oreo cookie, noted listing broker John McAtee of the New England Land Company.
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Listed for $15.9 million, this Greenwich, Connecticut home is the former vacation home of Adolphus W. Green.
Listed for $15.9 million, this Greenwich, Connecticut, residence is the former vacation home of Adolphus W. Green.
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The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market in New York City, according to the Oreo official website.
The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market in New York City, according to the Oreo website.
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The Oreo-shaped turret

It’s impossible to miss the turret’s resemblance to an Oreo cookie, with white shingles sandwiched between dark gray Victorian-style roofs.

The original turret was a two-floor open-air balcony in the original 1886 design of the house. But when Green purchased the home, he closed it up with white fillings to extend the bedroom spaces.

Green helped found the company later known as Nabisco. During his tenure at the company, he served as chairman and president.
It’s impossible to miss the turret’s resemblance to an Oreo cookie. Green helped found the company later known as Nabisco. During his tenure at the National Biscuit Company, he served as chairman and president.
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The short-lived cookie-shaped library

During Green’s time at the National Biscuit Company, he added a library shaped like a Uneeda Biscuit, Nabisco’s first cookie hit — a square with the corners cut off. There, he kept nearly 6,000 leather-bound books, according to “Victorian Summer: The Historic Houses of Belle Haven Park, Greenwich, Connecticut” by Matt Bernard.

“Nobody knows for certain where the Oreo name comes from, but Green himself may have dreamed it up in the Belle Haven library,” Bernard writes in the book.

Above the library, he installed an apartment for male suitors courting his five daughters, Jane, Margaret, Mary, Josephine and Elizabeth. He also had a son, John.

However, the library wing didn’t match the house’s style, and the next owner removed it, according to Bernard’s architectural history tome.

The original kitchen was only 168 square feet — the house has since undergone major renovations, and the kitchen has been expanded.
The original kitchen was only 168 square feet — the house has since undergone major renovations, and the kitchen has been expanded.
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The Victorian home has coffered ceilings, stately fireplaces and gorgeous hardwood floors.
The Victorian home has coffered ceilings, stately fireplaces and gorgeous hardwood floors.
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During Green's tenure, he had an apartment above the library for male suitors courting his daughters.
During Green’s tenure, he had an apartment above the library for male suitors courting his daughters.
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The legendary kitchen

“It’s the most massive, most extensive reconstruction project I’ve seen in my 30 years in real estate.”

John McAtee, broker for the New England Land Company

And what about the cookie executive’s baking set-up? The original kitchen was only 168 square feet, plus a butler’s pantry, according to historical floor plans featured in “Victorian Summer.”

The house has since undergone major renovations, and the kitchen has been expanded and modernized.

Today, it features dual sinks, a double stovetop and oven with an industrial hood, huge windows, white farmhouse cabinets and light-green paneled walls, according to listing photos.

Green owned the then-3-acre estate (two acres have since been sold off) with his wife Esther until his death in 1917, according to his obituary.

The home sits on the highest point in Belhaven, providing views of the New York City Skyline and the Long Island Sound.
The home sits on the highest point in Belle Haven, providing views of the New York City skyline and the Long Island Sound.
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The stone-lined, 51' x 22' pool has a covered pergola area and is flanked by mature gardens and a rolling lawn.
The stone-lined, 51-foot by 22-foot pool has a covered pergola area and is flanked by mature gardens and a rolling lawn.
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The bathroom has a luxury standalone tub, a separate shower and farmhouse-style dual vanities with dual sinks.
The bathroom has a luxury stand-alone tub, a separate shower and farmhouse-style dual vanities.
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Modern renovations

Modern renovations have been even more extensive than just updating the kitchen.

While the home’s exterior looks identical to its original design in 1886, the entire structure was lifted off its foundation in 2013 and moved five feet south and one foot east to make room for a new cast-concrete foundation, add a lower basement level and install a garage.

“The owner, who is fastidious, really wanted to make sure in his stewardship that he was able to elevate [renovate] the house, so it could be enjoyed for the next 125 years,” McAtee told The Post. “It is the most massive, most extensive reconstruction project I have seen in my 30 years in real estate.”

The first official Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market, according to the Oreo official website.
The first official Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market, according to the official Oreo website.
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The Greenwich, Conn. home is listed for just shy of $16 million.
The Greenwich, Connecticut, home is listed for just shy of $16 million.
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During Green's tenure, he had an apartment above the library for male suitors courting his daughters.
During Green’s tenure, he had an apartment above the library for male suitors courting his daughters.
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The modern-yet-traditional home sits on the highest point in Belle Haven, providing views of the New York City skyline and the Long Island Sound. 

Views can best be enjoyed from the finished roof deck, which overlooks the grounds’ mature gardens and a modern pool with a cabana. 

The entire structure was lifted off its foundation in 2013 and moved five feet south and one foot east.
The entire structure was lifted off its foundation in 2013 and moved five feet south and one foot east.
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