On the Market / Greens Farms stone manor features whimsical touches
WESTPORT — Early America’s agrarian history and today’s upscale lifestyle were seamlessly woven together in the construction of the stone colonial manor house at 5 Devon Road.
When the 14-room, 10,901-square-foot house was built in 2011 it was given random width reclaimed antique hardwood floors and exposed beams, the latter of which are from a barn in Pennsylvania and decorate the ceiling of a center hallway and serve as the head jambs above the exterior side of the windows. The vintage features are masterfully juxtaposed with elegant modern day architectural elements including sleek moldings, marble kitchen counters and marble baths, and coffered ceilings. A recent renovation further blended high-end new construction design with “rustic sophistication,” according to the listing agent.
Whimsical touches were added in the initial construction including a secret staircase and a hidden room. Textured seed glass was used for the multiple window panes of the door and sidelights at the covered front entrance. Among its recreational and entertainment amenities are its Gunite in-ground swimming pool, cabana or changing room on full, finished the walk-out lower level, a tumbled brick pizza oven in the kitchen fireplace, a wine cellar, and a smoking room with a special filtration system. There are seven fireplaces, two of them in the master bedroom suite.
The house sits majestically atop a knoll on almost an acre of land on a quiet road in the Greens Farms section of town. Inside, the two-story foyer has a coffered ceiling. The powder room features a marble vanity with a bowl sink. Next to the fireplace in the formal living room is a built-in bookshelf. In the formal dining room there is an entire wall of fieldstone, which contains its fireplace. In the sizable office there is a stone fireplace, wet bar with an ice-maker, distressed alder wood paneling, reclaimed antique chestnut flooring, coffered ceiling, built-in shelving and cabinetry, and French doors to a veranda.
The family room also has a stone fireplace as well as a coffered ceiling, paneling on the lower walls, and two sets of French doors to an open porch on the front of the house. The family room opens to the impressive gourmet kitchen, where its many features include a two-tiered center island with a long breakfast bar for four, marble counters, under cabinet lighting, a large farm sink, and a built-in banquette for casual dining. Above the 60-inch six-burner, double oven Wolf range there is a pot-filler. The butler’s pantry features mahogany counters with beveled edges, a farm sink, and French doors to a sun porch.
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The mudroom has a slate floor, multiple cubbies with storage cabinets and drawers, a coat and equipment closet, and a Dutch door to the backyard. The laundry room has ample counter space, cabinetry, and a sink.
On the second floor the cavernous yet intimate master suite has a sitting room with a marble fireplace, built-in desk area, a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, a sizable cedar and other closets, and a wet bar area that serves as a morning kitchen. In the bedroom there is a second fireplace, also marble, a deep tray ceiling, built-ins, and French doors to a private balcony looking over the pool and yard. The spacious and spa-like marble master bath has a radiant heated floor, a barrel ceiling over the free-standing cast iron soaking tub, and a large steam shower with mosaic tile walls, floor and ceiling including a decorative tile border, and three shower heads. There is also a water closet, separate vanities, and built-in make-up table.
The lower level comprises 3,404 of the home’s total square footage and features the wine cellar, tasting room with a stone fireplace, smoking room, home theater, gym with a rubberized floor and mirrored wall, full bath, and a sitting room with French doors to the patio and pool.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 5 Devon Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14
FEATURES: 0.88-acre level and sloping property, Gunite in-ground swimming pool, cabana/changing room, balcony, screened porch, open porch, veranda, seven fireplaces, wood-fired pizza oven, wine cellar, smoking room with filtration system, home theater, gym, slate patio, two wet bars, proximity to Greens Farms train station, sizable cedar closet, professional landscaping, exterior lighting, balcony, attached three-car garage, wood shingle roof, attic, attic fan, zoned heating system, rear stairs, full finished walk-out lower level, six bedrooms, seven full and two half baths
SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 16.86 mills
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Todd Miller of Higgins Group Real Estate at 203-257-9909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.