On the Market: A golfer's dream house in Wilton

WILTON — Birds and birdies are the hallmarks of the pale yellow A-frame-style contemporary house with green shutters at 17 Silvermine Woods. It is a golfer’s dream; one of 24 houses in a golfing community. It’s also a nature lover’s dream with its private setting and relaxing birdsong.

These houses weren’t built around the perimeter of a golf course as they normally are in most golf communities. They sit instead in various locations throughout a nine-hole course that is part of the larger 27-hole private Silvermine Golf Course. The nine-hole course is owned by the homeowners association and the homeowners are afforded club and golf privileges.

The purchase of this house, and any house within the active association, includes free golf membership to the 27-hole club for which homeowners are not charged membership fees. Cart fees are also included for the homeowners and guests. Actually, waiting in the attached over-sized two-car garage for the next owner is an electric golf cart.

Owners of this house can get their exercise by playing a round of golf rather than raking leaves or shoveling snow. Lawn care, tree care, and driveway maintenance is taken care of by the homeowners’ association allowing for turnkey leisure living. It’s not just leisurely living. This is also luxury living, according to the listing agent. Turning into Silvermine Woods is “an immediate immersion into another lifestyle,” she said.

The front of the house faces the 13th green. The back of the house has a view of a babbling brook and a wooded area making this a very private setting. This house was built in 1986 and it is located on a cul-de-sac across from the 13th green. It has nine rooms and 3,854 square feet of living space on three levels.

The house is surrounded by attractive landscaping. A bluestone path leads from the driveway to the covered front entrance above which there is deep dentil molding. Sidelights flank the front door, which has a lion knocker opens into the two-story foyer. It has a coral-colored marble floor and a skylight. Off the foyer is a hallway that has a powder room with an onyx floor.

The formal living room features a tall vaulted ceiling and an over-sized fireplace. The lion theme is repeated in the molding of its white wood mantel with natural-colored wood columns. Between the living room and kitchen is the formal dining room with crown molding. In the eat-in kitchen the features include a center island with a breakfast bar, granite counters, glass tile backsplash and sliding doors to the balcony/deck.

At the back of the foyer there are French doors with beveled glass that open to the den, which has a red brick fireplace with dentil molding in the mantel and sliding doors to the long wrap-around balcony/wood deck. This room could be used as an office.

On the second floor the good-sized master bedroom suite has a dressing room, walk-in closet and ceiling fan. Its bath features a double vanity with a quartzite counter, a jetted tub, and skylight. There are two more bedrooms on this floor, both with wall-to-wall carpeting and one is en suite.

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STYLE: Contemporary

ADDRESS: 17 Silvermine Woods

PRICE: $1,240,000


FEATURES: located on Silvermine Golf Course, located on a private cul-de-sac, free golf membership to 27-hole private course, personal electric golf cart, association clubhouse with dining facilities, wrap-around wood deck, electric awning, water views, automatic pathway lighting and motion sensor floodlights, landscape drip irrigation system, audio system, new roof and gutters in 2004, new hot water heater, two fireplaces, central vacuuming system, Thermopane insulated windows, all window treatments, skylights, oversized attached two-car garage, workshop, cedar closet, pull-down attic stairs, attic fan, neighborhood association, walk-out lower level, three bedrooms, two full and two half baths

SCHOOLS: Miller-Driscoll Elementary, Cider Mill Intermediate, Middlebrook Middle, Wilton High

ASSESSMENT: $577,780

MILL RATE: 27.34 mills

TAXES: $15,797


ASSOCIATION FEE: $255 (monthly)

The full finished walk-out lower level has a recreation room with a media area. There is also a sliding door to another wood deck.

This house is only minutes to historic Silvermine Village and its market, art guild and newly renovated tavern. It is also convenient to the I-95 connector, and it is not far from shops and restaurants in the towns of Wilton, Norwalk, and New Canaan.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Dawn Sterner of Halstead Property at 203-722-7098 or dsterner@halstead.com.