On the market: Future-forward ‘Colonial’
Updated 3:38 pm, Friday, June 26, 2015
To look at the shingle-style Colonial house at 15 Stoneboat Road, it seems well suited for this time period in history. A closer inspection of its many special features ensures its suitability well into the future.
It’s not quite the house for the space-age Jetson family, of television animation fame, but with its mélange of traditional and contemporary style in concert with innovative state-of-the-art “smart” home technology, this house is ready to handle the evolving needs of the 21st-century family. The home system technology puts at the homeowners’ fingertips the controlling and monitoring of the media, lighting, security and HVAC systems, allowing for remote access from a computer anywhere in the world.
Technological features include a Panasonic advanced professional phone system, sound system in most rooms, radio back up in the attic for alarm, a six-zone air filtration system, sprinkler system with stainless steel heads and more than 20 zones, advance filtration system for irrigation system and well water softener system. The heated Gunite in-ground pool also has a music system, internet access, a pool alarm and a new heater.
The house was built in 2005. It sits on a gated estate of 4.35 private acres. In addition to the back yard pool and patio it features a spa and cabana. A private aerated pond is perfect for figure skating and hockey each winter.
Inside, the house enjoys 9,000 square feet of living space on four finished levels, with random select red oak floors throughout. The two-story entrance foyer has a marble floor and a gracefully curved staircase. In the living room there is a fireplace with a yellow brick firebox, and the formal dining room has chair railing and a tray ceiling. The family room has a stone fireplace, wet bar with a Sub-Zero wine fridge and beverage fridge, built-in shelves and sliders to the patio/porch. The office or library has an exposed mahogany wood boxed tray ceiling, patterned inlaid wood floor, built-in bookshelves, cabinetry and media center, as well as a gas fireplace, and sliding doors to the side stone covered porch.
The gourmet kitchen features a two-tiered Jerusalem limestone center island with a prep sink, custom cherry cabinetry, a built-in desk area with custom cabinets, Jerusalem limestone floor, wet bar, and Miele Espresso bar. There is also a breakfast room and sliders to the patio. The next owners should love to prepare meals or do lots of entertaining because this kitchen has a Thermador six-burner gas range with a grill, double ovens and warming tray, two more ovens and two dishwashers. There is also a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer with wood panel finish.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 15 Stoneboat Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16
FEATURES: aerated private pond, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, easy commute to Westport center and Saugatuck train station, proximity to the new Westport Weston Family YMCA, 4.35 acres, gated property, heated Gunite pool, spa, cabana, state of the art smart home system, 400-plus bottle wine cellar, gym, home theater, wet bar, bluestone patio, gazebo, professional landscaping, well water softener system, four fireplaces, security fence, lighting around fencing, central vacuum system, insulated windows, skylight, cedar closet, front and rear staircases, six bedrooms, six full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 17.91 mills
On the second floor, the spacious master bedroom has a tray ceiling with cove lighting, his-and-hers closets and a bath with a hydro-tub with a marble surround, stall shower and steam/sauna. There are three other bedrooms on this level.
The finished walk-out lower level has a 400-plus bottle wine cellar, exercise studio with gym flooring, home theater with seating for 10, stone wood-burning fireplace and a playroom. Sliders lead to the pool and spa area in the yard.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Jillian Klaff of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-858-2095 or email her at Jklaff@Jillianklaff.com.