Real estate: The view from inside a painting
Published 12:00 am, Friday, September 18, 2015
This custom built stone and shingle Colonial overlooking Five Mile River in New Canaan, features more 8,400 square feet of living space with meticulous craftsmanship and intricate millwork.
Sited on nearly four acres of property at the edge of the river, the home enjoys bucolic views of the pond and footbridge seemingly right out of a Claude Monet painting.
Designed around the homes unique positioning alongside the river, the majority of the rooms on the first floor open to the outdoors through French doors.
Inside, a front-to-back foyer showcases the home’s elegant woodworking, with wide baseboard molding and detailed archways.
But more importantly, the foyer offers an immediate view of the home’s top-selling feature: the backyard.
French doors open to a covered terrace overlooking the sweeping hills with weeping willow trees and endless greenery that all roll gently down to the river.
An expansive stone terrace and deck take full advantage of the property’s enchanting scenic views.
Just off the foyer, a charming sitting room with two built-in window benches transitions into a bright and airy formal living room.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 51 Lambert Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 8,407
YEAR BUILT: 2004
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, five fireplaces, balcony, deck, terrace,
Decidedly less formal that in the traditional sense, the living room functions more like a contemporary family room with a tall gas fireplace, built-in shelving for displaying books and collections and an entire wall of windows offering natural light and picturesque views of the property.
Two sets of French doors open from the living room onto a wrap-around deck that has access to a lower stone terrace.
With an easy open floor plan, the living room flows seamlessly through a lovely arched door casing into the formal dining room with a second gas fireplace and large picture window.
The classic farmhouse-style kitchen features antique hardwood flooring, soapstone counters and a subway tile backsplash.
A large center island with a gray-washed finish is topped with a teak butcher-block with a marine finish.
Two lantern-style pendant lights hang over the island, which can comfortably accommodate three stools.
The kitchen features white inset cabinetry with lighted upper cabinets and satin nickel hardware.
Appliances include a Subzero refrigerator, six-burner Wolf range with custom hood and a stainless under mount sink.
A built-in workstation doubles as a command center and an oversized butler’s pantry features quarter-sawn oak cabinetry, a hammered copper vessel sink with an aged copper France Herbeau Lille faucet and slate counters.
Just off the kitchen is a wainscoted powder room and a mudroom with a brick paver floor, built-in bench with cubbies for organizing every day items and a space for gardening with a Shaw’s Original Fireclay front apron farm sink and brushed granite counter.
Also on the first floor are a second powder room, cherry paneled library with a gas fireplace and built-ins and master suite.
The private master suite wing features the first of two laundry rooms, dressing area with four closets, private balcony and picture window overlooking the center terrace.
The master bath features a double marble vanity, soaking tub with polished nickel hand shower and a frameless glass steam shower.
On the second floor, there are four additional en suite guest rooms with marble baths.
The largest of the four bedrooms could easily function as an alternative master as it includes a small room that could be used as a nursery in addition to a full Carrara marble bath.
The second floor landing opens into a family room with its own balcony.
A partially finished lower level features a family room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, full bath with a frameless glass shower and private room that previous owners used as an office.
The lower level has walkout access to a covered stone terrace.
For more information or to see the property, please contact Lisa O’Rourke at 203-326-0532 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Gibbons at 203-219-1111 or email@example.com of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.