A modern-day castle sits on a cul-de-sac at 3 Rodgers Way in the Fairfield County Hunt Club area. Privacy and amenities abound in this Colonial house on a gated 2.8-acre level property, which greets residents and visitors with stone pillars and a long circular driveway.
The house boasts a fully outfitted home movie theater, a gym or exercise room with a rubberized floor and mirrored wall, and large bluestone patios, one with a stone, built-in grill area and pergola.
The curving stone walls on either side of the driveway are punctuated with several stone pillars topped with slate squares. The combination of the graceful curves and the geometric angles offers a hint as to the architectural detail outside and inside this 15-room, 9,272-square-foot house. There is an additional 2,150 square feet of living space in the finished lower level.
When the house was designed and built in 1998, the architect made sure to incorporate a number of interesting shapes. The front façade has the straight lines of four tall, white columns on the covered front porch. A rectangular set of side-by-side double-hung windows sits above the front entrance, and on the third floor the window is diamond-shaped and set within the open triangle of the roofline. There is also a turret with angled walls and on one end of the house is the first-floor study, which has a dramatic rounded wall.
Inside, in the two-story foyer, the attention to detail continues with the herring bone-patterned wood floor and a rounded alcove. The foyer chandelier can be lowered and raised with the push of a button for dusting and changing light bulbs.
There are two interior balconies, open spaces on the second floor that look down into the foyer. One is from the good-size landing and the other is actually a sitting room, which can be accessed from one of the bedrooms.
The large study has a vaulted ceiling, Venetian plaster walls and a door to a covered porch at the back of the house. French doors separate this room from the formal living room, which features an oversized marble fireplace with a decorative wood mantle of dentil molding, built-in cabinets, a double border of mahogany in the hardwood floor, and two sets of French doors to the large stone patio. Both the living and formal dining rooms have bow walls.
The eat-in kitchen is cavernous and features a center island topped with a butcher block counter and a good-sized prep sink. It also has a breakfast bar for four and built-in shelves. Green marble tops the kitchen counters; there is a pale yellow ceramic tile backsplash, and a built-in desk area. Appliances include a Viking Professional six-burner range and griddle, side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and two Asko dishwashers.
There is also a separate breakfast room, which is larger than some houses' dining rooms. It has built-in, glass-front cabinets and French doors to the stone patio, grilling area and pergola. On the other side of the kitchen is a family room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
On the second floor there are six bedrooms. The master suite has a pale blue marble fireplace, deep tray ceiling, wall-to-wall carpeting and its own sitting room. Features in the master bath include a jetted tub with pale green and white onyx surround, marble floor in a basket-weave pattern, double vanity and a water closet. The remaining bedrooms are all en suite and have their own walk-in closets. There is also a large area in the hallway that serves as a homework or computer area with two built-in desks and an unusual deep tubular ceiling.
The spacious, finished third floor has flexible use as a play room, media room or art studio.
In addition to the home theater and gym, the lower level houses a wet bar or kitchenette area with pull-out refrigerator drawers, limestone floor and copper sink. The theater has comfortable seating for eight and a built-in bunk bed.
This level also contains a huge computer room with three built-in desks, built-in cabinets, several storage closets including two walk-in pantries, and a playroom with a slate floor and built-in television/media cabinet.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Cindy Saul and Barbara Vinograd of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage -- Saul at 203-610-0596 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Vinograd at 203-913-1138 or email@example.com.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 3 Rodgers Way
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
AMENITIES: beach rights, home theater, gym, gated 2.8-acre level property, cul-de-sac, pergola, built-in stone grill area, bluestone patios, covered porches, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, circular driveway, three fireplaces, front and rear staircases, landscaped property, central vacuum system, security system, exterior lighting, exterior sprinkler system, zoned central air conditioning, stone walls
OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms, nine full and one half baths, three-car attached under house garage, full finished lower level, zoned gas hot air heat, two laundry rooms, mudroom, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 18.07 mills