On the Market: No shortage of indoor recreational and entertainment features at this Westport home
Updated 4:40 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
WESTPORT — The nation’s groundhogs gave us conflicting information earlier this month. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow meaning we can expect to have six more weeks of winter while Connecticut’s own Chuckles predicted an early spring because she did not see her shadow.
Regardless of when the warmer weather arrives the owners of the newly constructed colonial house at 9 Burr Farms Road will be ready to enjoy it right in their own backyard. The 10,885-square-foot house is spectacular enough, and chock full of amenities for modern living, but the yard contains many features of its own - a Gunite heated in-ground swimming pool with a spa and an automatic pool cover, a fire pit that can be fueled by wood or gas, an outdoor summer kitchen with a built-in grill, refrigerator and sink, a bluestone patio of 2,000 square feet, and a pergola.
There’s no shortage of indoor recreational and entertainment features. The finished lower level has within its 2,442 square feet a movie theater, gym, yoga room, sauna, temperature-controlled wine room that stores at least 500 bottles, and a full-service bar with seating for four. The other three living levels have a total of 8,443 square feet. Its transitional design throughout is just perfect for casual family living or the most gracious entertaining.
The house is in a prime location walking distance to Bedford Middle and Staples High schools and a short ride to the Post Road (Route 1) and its many shops and restaurants. Burr Farms Road is a cul-de-sac and as such is not well traveled. The front of this one-acre level property is bordered by a fieldstone wall. Stone pillar mark the entrance to the driveway.
Although this house was built in 2016 and enjoys so many modern amenities it has one throw-back to a simpler life and time - a long wrap-around covered porch. A bluestone path leads from the driveway to the front porch and entrance. Inside, there is a dramatic two-story foyer with character oak flooring and there are some trend-setting contemporary architectural features. Almost every of the ten-foot-tall ceilings on the first floor has a different design. In the formal living room the ceiling is coffered. In the formal dining room it has exposed millwork beams painted gray. In the family room there is a combination of shiplap and beams.
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The walls are equally interesting. The mudroom has a wide shiplap on its walls. The second floor hallway has decorative millwork on its lower walls. There is distressed oak wood flooring on the first floor.
There are five fireplaces in this house, in the living and family rooms, the first floor office, second floor master bedroom suite, and in the lower level media room. The office and family room also have doors to the patio and yard. The custom floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace in the living room is flanked by doors to the wrap-around porch. The family room fireplace has a custom natural stone surround. The basement fireplace is stone and also goes floor-to-ceiling.
In the gourmet kitchen there is a long center island, statuary marble counters, and an unusual backsplash of thin strips of stainless steel. Appliances include a Wolf six-burner range top and two dishwashers, which are always beneficial for entertaining. There is a butler’s pantry between the kitchen and dining room. The mudroom off the kitchen provides access to the attached three-car garage. This mudroom has a mirrored wall, built-in bench, coat closet, walk-in pantry, a half bath with a barn-style sliding door, the rear stairs, and storage spaces.
On the second floor there are five of the six bedrooms. The master suite has a sizable dressing room, a spa-like bath with a soaking tub, double vanity, and something that more and more masters are being outfitted with - a morning kitchen. That way coffee is brewing while the residents are showering and preparing for work.
The third floor contains the last bedroom, a full bath, and an enormous bonus room. Both rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Robin Welling of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage or Kelly Loucas of Higgins Group Real Estate, Welling at 203-858-2998 or email@example.com and Loucas at 203-814-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.