On The Market: A cavernous colonial fit for relaxing or entertaining
The hilltop estate at 64 Lyons Plains Road is an ideal retreat for sports enthusiasts and those who enjoy relaxation and entertaining guests. The cavernous colonial, which has 20 rooms and 10,377-square-feet of living space on four levels contains a wealth of amenities.
Among its many attractive features are a half basketball court in one of the two heated garages, a heated Gunite in-ground over-sized lap pool and 850-square-foot gym with rubberized flooring. After working out relax in the massage/spa/meditation room which has a full bath with a two-person steam shower. French doors with frosted glass separate the spa from the gym.
Entertaining amenities include the generously-sized rooms, ideal “traffic” flow, home theater, a 1,600-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting area, and separate ping pong and pool rooms. The home theater has theater-style seating for eight and a stage area for those wild Karaoke nights.
The piece de resistance is the updated and expanded bluestone terraced patios with a fire-pit, built-in grilling area/barbecue island with a 40,000 BTU industrial wok burner, all of which look over the pool.
The white shingle house with gray barn-style garage was custom designed and built in 2005 with great attention to detail. It sits on a 2.01-acre steeply sloping and level property, which straddles Westport and Weston. A half an acre of the property is in the town of Weston. The 400-foot driveway is lined in Belgium block and ends with a large parking away in front of the house.
The living, athletic and entertaining features are augmented by its technological assets. This house has an Elan g total home control system, which can be operated using the homeowner’s smart phone to automatically dim or brighten the lighting, cool or warm the room temperature, and turn on the music remotely.
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Enter the house through the wide bluestone and stone stairs into the foyer and then walk up another set of wide stairs to the gallery, which leads to the formal dining room and gourmet kitchen in one direction and the library and great room in the other. The conservatory-style, two-story formal living room is straight ahead and has a wall of windows and French doors to the patio by the fire pit and pool. A three-sided balcony looks down into the living room from the second floor landing where there are two floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a third bookshelf.
Three rooms - the family room, library and master bedroom, have soapstone Rumford fireplaces, two of which have fireboxes arranged in a herringbone pattern. Throughout the house there are mahogany floors. The library has a wet bar and French doors to one end of the patios.
The dining room has an octagonal tray ceiling. Across from it is a small room that has flexible use. One family set it up in the past as an art gallery. The family room has built-in bookshelves that flank the fireplace.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 64 Lyons Plains Road
FEATURES: indoor half basketball court, home theater, gym, heated Gunite in-ground over-sized lap pool, built-in outdoor grilling area/ barbecue island, fire-pit, stone patios, stone wall, terraced gardens, 1,600 bottle wine cellar/grotto, audio system, some window treatments, three fireplaces, wet bar, central vacuuming, exterior lighting, irrigation system, zoned propane heating system, front and rear staircases, well water, attic, five garage bays, five bedrooms, six full and three half baths
SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
MILL RATE: 18.09 mills
Kitchen features include a large center island with honed granite counter, built-in desk area, Wolf six-burner range and double ovens, and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The sizeable butler’s pantry has mahogany paneled walls, wood counters, a double tray ceiling, and a bar sink.
On the second floor the 1,500-square-foot master suite offers his and hers stone baths with separate dressing rooms and a breakfast or morning room that could also be used as an office. His bath has a limestone floor, vanity counter and shower stall. Hers comprises Calacatta Gold flooring and vanity.
This house has a total of five bedrooms, two others on this floor, one on the lower level and one on the third floor, either of which could be an au pair suite.
The backyard has terraced gardens and a children’s play set.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Marion Filley of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties at 203-515-1387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.