On the Market / Lot of love about unusually numbered house in Weston
WESTON — An online dictionary defines the word “zero” as “nothing,” “zilch,” “zip.” In the math world, zero plus zero equals zero, zero multiplied by 100 equals zero, zero divided by a million is still zero.
In the case of a blue-gray house that was built along the Aspetuck Valley Country Club golf course in Weston, the number zero has a value beyond measure. This particular house has the unusual address of 0 Aspetuck Hill Lane. Although this house sits within view of a golf course, the sport of tennis provides the better analogy at this moment, and it’s still appropriate because the country club also offers racquet sports.
In tennis, zero is called “love,” and there is a lot to love about this house and property.
Behind the decorative wrought-iron gates of this five-acre park-like estate, there are three structures beautifully sited amid impeccable landscaping including an abundance of flowering perennials, arborvitae, a terraced rock garden, shrubbery, and trees — among them a non-fruit-bearing Bradford pear tree. Nestled on the grounds is the nearly 10,000-square-foot main house, the fully restored cottage or guest house, 1940 schoolhouse — currently used as an artist’s studio— and the rustic party barn.
The beauty of this property is augmented by its proximity to the Aspetuck Valley Country Club, which meticulously maintains its grounds. “We remain committed to enhancing members’ enjoyment with ongoing improvements to our physical property and our activities. We are equally dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of our property, which is recognized by Audubon International as one of 697 Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries worldwide,” according to the country club’s website.
Although the house was built in 1994, the architect and builder clearly envisioned luxurious living and entertaining decades into the future. They imbued this timelessly elegant house with a mélange of traditional design elements and modern amenities. Inside, there is an open floor plan, tall ceilings, an elevator accessing three finished floors, a wine cellar, interior transoms, reverse osmosis water filtration units, and exquisite architectural detailing. It’s not just about comfort and sophistication. There are many practical and convenient amenities including 800 AMP electrical service and heat tape on the roof to promote snow melt.
Outside there is a Gunite heated in-ground swimming pool, spa, and pool changing room with full bath and sauna. The four-legged residents of this estate were not overlooked. For them there is a fenced dog run accessed from a room off the gourmet kitchen.
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The kitchen features a center island/breakfast bar, granite counters, a large stainless farm sink, and a six-burner Viking Professional range top. It is served by a large butler’s pantry that is open to the breakfast room. The pantry’s backsplash features decorative tiles, some subtly etched with the names of wines including Merlot and Zinfandel. There is no pressure to produce succulent meals every night. The country club is “widely known for its world-class dining program,” its website says.
Despite the size of this home — 7,435 square feet on the main living and lounging levels and another 2,144 square feet in the finished walk-out lower level — there is a warmth about it. The house feels welcoming and provides any number of inviting spaces for entertaining and cozy places for reading, recreating, or simply relaxing, including a four-season sunroom that can be accessed from the formal living and dining rooms and the family room. A first-floor guest suite has French doors to a covered porch, which has sliding doors to the sunroom.
On the second floor there are four bedrooms, with the potential for another if necessary. The spacious master suite is in a private wing and features a large sitting room, a marble fireplace, walk-in closet, a dressing room, and private bath. One large bonus room currently serves as a playroom and it features a marble fireplace and a full bath.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 0 Aspetuck Hill Lane, Weston
FEATURES: 5.01-acre level and gently sloping property, gated property, party barn, guest house/cottage, elevator, 100k Kohler generator, wine cellar, Gunite heated in-ground swimming pool, spa, pool changing room with full bath, sauna, dog run, wet bar, across from Aspetuck Valley Country Club golf course, walking distance to Freeborn Trail and Trout Brook Valley Preserve, storm windows, professionally landscaped, underground sprinkler, pergola, bluestone patio, deck, deer fencing, enclosed porch, located on a cul-de-sac, property may be sub-dividable, six fireplaces (four gas fireplaces in main house), reverse osmosis water filter units, instant hot water, surround sound, balcony, rear staircase, central vacuuming system, 800 AMP electrical service, circular driveway, zoned central air conditioning and heating, walk-up attic, attic fan, full finished walk-out basement, attached three-car heated garage with Garagetek floor and cabinets, workshop, 50-gallon hot water tank, private well, beach rights in Westport, five bedrooms, seven full and three half baths
SCHOOLS: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High
MILL RATE: 29.39 mills
The party barn contains a fireplace and ample room for entertaining, as well as room for four vehicles. The cottage also has a fireplace as well as three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, and two baths.
There will be a public Open House Sunday from 2 to 5 pm.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Christa Cusano and Jennifer McCoy of Al Filippone Associates/William Raveis Real Estate; Cusano at 230-915-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and McCoy at 203-231-6030 or email@example.com.