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On the market: Wright-inspired Contemporary offers privacy, amenities

Published 12:15 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2013

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  • This Contemporary at 331 Good Hill Road, Weston, sits on 3.22 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in a tranquil woodland setting. Photo: Amy Dolego, Contributed Photo / copyright2011AmyDolegoPhotography, all rights reserved

    This Contemporary at 331 Good Hill Road, Weston, sits on 3.22 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in a tranquil woodland setting.

    Photo: Amy Dolego, Contributed Photo

 

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TYPE OF HOUSE: Contemporary
ADDRESS: 331 Good Hill Road, Weston
PRICE: $745,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7
AMENITIES: Private setting, located on a cul-de-sac, 3.2-acre property, one fireplace, balcony, custom wrap-around bluestone patio and terraces, skylights, window treatments, invisible pet fencing, potential home office with separate entrance, security system, window treatments, exterior lighting, open floor plan, room for an in-ground swimming pool
OTHER INFORMATION: Three bedrooms, two full and one half baths, two-car detached garage, baseboard electric, propane and radiant heating, rubber roof, basement crawl space, laundry/utility room, hardwood floors and tile floors, septic system, well water
SCHOOL: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High
ASSESSMENT: $470,400
TAX RATE: 24.02 mills
TAXES: $11,299
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The expanded and updated mid-20th century Contemporary hill-top home at 331 Good Hill Road in Weston may not be the handiwork of Frank Lloyd Wright but it was certainly inspired by the famed architect.

Not only does it resemble one of his structures -- except for the white stucco exterior, but the house also fits into Wright's philosophy.

According to the official website for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation -- www.franklloydwright.org -- Wright's architecture "was not just about buildings, it was about nourishing the lives of those sheltered within them. What were needed were environments to inspire and offer repose to the inhabitants. ... Wright's anchor and muse was Nature, which he spelled with a capital N."

The house sits on a 3.22-acre property at the end of a cul-de-sac in a peaceful woodland setting, seemingly cut off from the rest of the world and yet only miles from modern amenities.

The walls of glass give the sense of bringing the outdoors inside and makes the 2,302 square feet of living space seem larger than it is.

Built in 1954, the house was renovated with modern conveniences in mind. The terra cotta-colored tile flooring of the living room, foyer, two baths and two bedrooms features radiant heat.

The newer kitchen is small by today's standards but arranged in an efficient and attractive way. The private master bedroom suite has its own balcony or raised wood deck and a newer master bath.

All of the interior colors of walls, wood floors and tile floors complement the natural scenery and colors that surround the house.

The formal dining room has an emerald green tile floor, reminiscent of the evergreen and deciduous trees that dot the landscape.

The terra cotta tiles represent the earth. The white tile floor of the kitchen could represent snow this time of year, or the clouds. The pale sea foam colored tiles of the master bath represent water.

In addition to the walls of windows in many of the rooms, there are numerous skylights throughout the house, all of which bring in the natural light.

The exterior of the house is wrapped in an inviting mix of wide bluestone pathways that serve as patio space and wood deck, which combine to expand the living space into the great outdoors.

Inside, the living room has the only fireplace of the house, on a wall of wood and slate with a slate hood and raised hearth. The dining room has sliding doors to one portion of that large deck.

The kitchen features an angled black granite counter and high-end stainless appliances, including a Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Bertazzoni Italia five-burner range. There are two guest bedrooms, one with a wall of closets.

Off the kitchen is a long hallway that provides access to the separate master bedroom suite wing and to a lower level area with a family room and laundry/utility room/walk-in pantry.

There is a separate entrance to this part of the house, which access the driveway and which could be used as the entrance to a home office.

This family room -- or home office -- has a hardwood floor and a sliding door to a small, private, charming slate patio that looks out into the open space of the backyard and its old fieldstone walls.

There will be an open house on Sunday, Feb 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, call Lori Printz of Coldwell Banker Westport-Riverside Office at 203-216-5185 or email her at lori.printz@cbmoves.com, or Laurie Crouse at 203-984-8154 or email her at laurie.crouse@cbmoves.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE OF HOUSE: Contemporary

ADDRESS: 331 Good Hill Road, Weston

PRICE: $745,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7

AMENITIES: private setting, located on a cul-de-sac, 3.2-acre property, one fireplace, balcony, custom wrap-around bluestone patio and terraces, skylights, window treatments, invisible pet fencing, potential home office with separate entrance, security system, window treatments, exterior lighting, open floor plan, room for an in-ground swimming pool

OTHER INFORMATION: three bedrooms, two full and one half baths, two-car detached garage, baseboard electric, propane and radiant heating, rubber roof, basement crawl space, laundry/utility room, hardwood floors and tile floors, septic system, well water

SCHOOL: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High

ASSESSMENT: $470,400

TAX RATE: 24.02 mills

TAXES: $11,299