Magnificent Residence in Fabulous Walk-To-Town Location
The approach to this home is nothing more than stunning! The classic Nantucket-style cedar shake design is perfectly complemented by the coach lights, dormer windows, colonnaded porch and mature trees, creating an impressive, yet welcoming, entrance.
Large 9 over 9 pane divided light windows join Brazilian cherry floors impeccable millwork, exquisite crown moldings and a subdued color palette in this perfectly proportioned floor plan. The foyer opens to a relaxed living room with a marble fireplace and room for a baby grand piano, while opposite, the dining room enjoys a more formal ambiance with Venetian plaster walls and silk drapery. Opening to a butler’s pantry complete with a wine refrigerator and dishwasher, the dining room connects seamlessly to the breakfast room, which with its wall of windows, exudes a feel more reminiscent of a conservatory. The spacious kitchen reflects a contemporary sensibility with white cabinetry and dark granite counters, juxtaposed against a bold grey island with a Carrera marble countertop, professional stainless steel appliances include a Wolf 6-burner gas range with double ovens, a SubZero refrigerator and an additional Asko dishwasher. White marble tile and mosaic create a simple, elegant and timeless backsplash. The adjoining family room is comfortable with a large fieldstone wood-burning fireplace and offers access to the bluestone slate patio beyond. A handsome office with mahogany built-ins, a fireplace and many large windows, is private enough for business but close enough to still feel like part of the home. An elegant powder room is also accessible from here. Completing the main level is a spacious mudroom complete with custom wainscot cabinetry, two walk-in closets, a large walk-in pantry, additional fabulous powder room, and a back staircase to the au pair/in-law suite above.
Upstairs, the master suite opens via double doors to a bedroom with a sitting area, fireplace, built-in cabinetry and a rear wall of windows overlooking the terraced rear yard and mature trees beyond. A spacious, boutique-style walk-in closet joins a newly renovated master bath to complete the suite. The master bath features marble flooring and shower tiles, a stunning blue-green marble countertop, bench seating, two separate vanities, a makeup table and a deep, modern soaking tub to create a perfect oasis. The remaining three bedrooms all include gorgeous en-suite baths and walk-in closets. Over the garage, the in-law, au pair or guest suite is second-to-none with a lovely sitting room/living area, large full bath and spacious bedroom and walk-in closet. An upper level laundry room is found here, as is a loft with built-in shelving and a cozy bench seat – the perfect place for whiling away the hours reading a good book!
The lower level lives like its own floor with 8-foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. The projection media room includes a large screen and surround sound and complements the spacious recreation and games rooms complete with a fireplace and full bath. An exercise room that walks out to a private patio completes the level.
Outside the terraced grounds are surrounded on all sides by mature trees, stone walls and perfectly maintained gardens. Sidewalks take you into town and all it offers such as the Prospector Theatre, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ACT of CT, the community dog park, state-of-the-art library and the Winter Garden ice rink, as well as five star restaurants, boutique shopping, spas, fitness centers and yoga studios, ball fields, and schools. This private paradise is also in a fabulous commute location to down county, as well as to NYC. Truly a superb example of elegant living at its finest.