Sophisticated and well appointed, this opulent family home is totally private and secure, an estate on a manageable scale. The gated and fully-fenced property feels like an exclusive private park with extensive mature landscaping and hardscapes across the rolling 2.3 acres. Your guests arriving through the sturdy iron gates and along the winding drive will find the Italianate architecture both impressive and welcoming. There is plenty of guest parking within the gates.
The natural beauty of this property has been improved with exceptional features for outdoor entertainment and recreation. A whimsical secret garden nestled in a valley is accessed by a footpath and a replica of Monet’s bridge, covered in wisteria, carries you across a babbling brook to a 19th-century stone fireplace and ruins.
The resort-quality pool and spa is fed by a stone waterfall and overlooks beautiful forest views in the rear. A pool house with a kitchen, bar, and half bath accommodates unlimited poolside entertainment. Extensive stone terraces, both covered and uncovered, provide plenty of places to either soak up the summer sun or enjoy a shady poolside lunch.
Stone stairs lead to the large double front doors where you are greeted by wonderful scale in the airy light-filled foyer and two-story great room beyond the floating staircase. There are never too many cooks in this kitchen as the large island has a griddle and cooktop and the counter has room to comfortably seat up to 9 barstools! Behind a pocket door is a walk-in pantry. A sunny breakfast nook overlooking a peaceful courtyard garden and fountain offers beautiful views year-round. An inviting family room just off the kitchen features tall wooden built-ins and a cozy fireplace with doors that lead to the upper patio.
Master Suite On Main
The master suite, occupying one wing of the main level, has large bay windows overlooking the backyard, fireplace, and a door that leads directly to the upper patio. A deep walk-in closet offers hanging and folded storage, and the large luxurious master bathroom features artful marble floors, double vanities, a soaking tub, steam shower, and water closet. Large windows provide private forest views from inside the shower and tub.
Upstairs are three generous bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Unfinished attic space provides opportunity for further development or storage space.
Terrace Level Entertainment and In-Law Apartment
The terrace level provides wonderful space and amenities for entertaining. A wine cellar and half bath, full bar, mini kitchen, den, and sitting area open to the back patios and pool through three double doors that let in plenty of light. Tucked around the corner is a mirrored fitness room, and through a doorway is a billiards room complete with bar space and a closet for equipment. A sitting area is framed by a lovely bay window and features a door to the back patio. An additional guest bedroom, full bathroom, garage bay, and kitchenette with private entrance makes the space function perfectly as a separate apartment.
This home has been perfectly maintained by the longtime owners who have lovingly paid attention to each and every detail while consistently upgrading the home over the years. From the updated systems, lifetime roof, home automation, and whole house audio, to the oversized generator, no expense has been spared to keep this home in exemplary condition. Rest assured that the excellent condition will allow you years of worry-free living.
This home’s grand scale and smart layout make it a wonderful place to raise a family, host events, and comfortably house long-term or out-of-town guests in the guest apartment. Don’t hesitate to book a viewing of this beautiful home!