The devil may have his den in Weston, but there is a heavenly estate at 1 Hills End Lane less than a mile from the 1,700-acre Devil's Den nature preserve, the largest tract of protected land in Fairfield County.
The 12-room Colonial on a 2.02-acre has five bedrooms, a slate terraced patio, heated in-ground Gunite swimming pool and hot tub. The recreational activities that this residential property can support are augmented by nearby Devil's Den, where visitors can engage in outdoor activities including hiking and bird watching.
In addition to the preserve, this house is convenient to the center of Weston and area schools, and although he private oasis seems remote it is actually only 5 miles from the Merritt Parkway.
Built in 1998, the shingle and stone house with 7,239 square feet of living space is on the market for the first time. It features a dramatic two-story entrance foyer with a gracefully curving staircase, seven gas-fueled fireplaces and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Above the front door is a transom and there are interior transoms at the entrances into the formal living and dining rooms.
The living room also features a polished limestone fireplace with a yellow brick firebox and decorative white wood mantle and several French doors to a large wood deck. The office has French doors to the same deck, a coffered ceiling, granite fireplace, built-in bookshelves and cabinets, and Wainscoting on the lower portion of the walls. A wet bar area has granite counters.
The same Wainscoting is found in the dining room, which also has a fireplace, as does the family room. This one is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. As with the living room and office, the family room also has French doors to the deck. The dining room has a deep tray ceiling and its fireplace is marble.
This house provides great entertainment space, indoors and outside, which is supported by the cavernous gourmet kitchen and not one but two butlers' pantries. One serves as a pass-through between the kitchen and dining room while the other is a small room with a granite counter, glass-front cabinets, and a door to close it off from the other rooms.
In the kitchen, features include a sizable two-tiered center island, granite counters, large breakfast nook, built-in desk area and a hand-painted mural as part of the stone tile backsplash. Appliances include a Thermador Professional six-burner range with griddle, and Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator and freezer. French doors in the breakfast nook lead to the slate patio and grilling area.
The large, finished lower level has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace that is flanked by doors to the pool and hot tub area. A full bath on this level is ideal for freshening up after swimming or gardening.
On the second floor there is a large landing and extra wide hallway. The master suite is also generous in size with three different sections including two sitting areas and the main bedroom. This room has chair railing and a yellow brick fireplace with a decorative white wood mantle. The master bath features limestone tile flooring, two marble vanities, a large jetted tub, walk-in steam shower, a water closet and bidet.
The remaining four bedrooms are all en suite, and one of them has a fireplace.
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: 1 Hills End Lane, Weston
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
AMENITIES: beach rights, new generator, sound system, 2.02-acre partially fenced property, heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool with electric cover, hot tub, wood deck, large slate terraced patio, balcony, Brazilian cherry wood floors, front and rear staircases, seven gas-fueled fireplaces, central vacuum system, security system, exterior lighting, sprinkler system, close to town center and schools, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, two butlers' pantries, mudroom, proximity to Devil's Den nature preserve, circular driveway, professional landscaping with mature plantings
OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, three-car attached garage, full finished walk-out lower level, gas hot air radiant heat, walk-up attic, wood shingle roof, laundry room, ample closets and storage, 9-foot-plus ceilings, stone walls, some window treatments, central air conditioning, crown molding, septic system, well water
SCHOOLS: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High
TAX RATE: 23.89 mills