Real estate: A Silvermine treasure with backyard waterfall
Updated 11:41 am, Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Over the river and through the woods to a Silvermine secret treasure we go.
In its idyllic storybook setting, the retreat at 200 Mill Road sits on a private peninsula of five homes, accessed only by driving over a wooden bridge and through the woods.
Sited on a private 2.66-acre lot at the edge of the Silvermine River, the property straddles the Wilton-New Canaan border tucked in the Silvermine historic district.
While the majority of the property is in Wilton, the home is afforded a New Canaan address and access to New Canaan schools.
The property features a beautiful flat lawn running alongside the river and backs up to an additional 1.8 acres of land trust property providing complete privacy.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 200 Mill Road
PRICE: $ 1,650,000
YEAR BUILT: 1929
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,790
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 1
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School
A mesmerizing waterfall offers a natural swimming hole just steps off the rear terrace.
Inside, the first floor living spaces feature an open concept design and plenty of natural light with eight skylights. A formal dining room and living room are wrapped in windows offering views of the park-like setting and river.
In what previous homeowners call “The River Room” three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a waterfall that runs down the Silvermine.
Undoubtedly the heart of the home with mesmerizing views of the river, the space lends itself as a great family area with French doors leading to a flagstone terrace.
A bright and airy kitchen features white cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware and two skylights.
A large marble center island offers plenty of cooking space while a cozy sunken sitting area offers sunny nook for enjoying morning coffee.
A spacious first-floor master suite features a large picture window with an unobstructed view of the property’s waterfall.
The master en suite features a skylight and a pretty arched window allowing for plenty of natural light and views of the 2.6 acres of property running alongside the river.
Just off the master bath is an exercise room equipped with a 5-foot deep exercise pool that can be used year-round.
The first floor includes a second guest bedroom and a full hall bath with a frameless glass step-in shower.
On the second floor are two generously sized guest bedrooms, one with cathedral ceilings and the other that was used as an office space by previous owners.
A detached one-car garage doubles as a great workshop, as used by previous owners.