On the Market / New colonial farmhouse set in a popular Westport neighborhood
WESTPORT — For 25 years the Westport-based SIR Development residential building team has constructed more than 160 homes in Fairfield County and racked up a number of Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut (or HOBI) awards in the process.
The most recently completed project of this fully integrated construction team is the white shingle colonial farmhouse on a quarter of an acre level and fenced property at 6 Hunting Lane, a quiet street in an area of the Long Lots neighborhood known for its walkable and bike-friendly streets. This location makes the house convenient to shopping on Post Road (Route 1) and schools.
The house, which was built in 2017, has 4,916 square feet of living space on four finished floors and was imbued with a number of SIR Signature Home features including an interior design in soft grays and whites, sleek clean-lined custom millwork and paneling, light-stained oak flooring - part weathered gray and classic gray, and custom lighting throughout. It also has nine-foot ceilings on the first, second and lower levels.
The covered front entrance opens into a long foyer, which accesses a study with library built-ins including a desk, cabinets, drawers, and bookshelves. This space replaces the formal living room, which many home-owners are foregoing since most families spend most of their time in the family room. The study has a wide entry into the formal dining room, which has a detailed tray ceiling punctuated by attractive custom millwork and a Galaxy Star chandelier.
The chef’s eat-in kitchen can be accessed from the dining room or from the foyer. It features sleek white cabinetry, white quartz countertops, modern glass pendants, and Calacatta white marble backsplash. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances include Thermador 48-inch gas cooktop, Thermador double oven, Thermador dishwasher, Bosch refrigerator and Marvel refrigerator drawers. The kitchen opens to the spacious family room, where there is a wood-burning fireplace with a yellow brick firebox in a herringbone pattern and a Pietra Cardosa stone surround, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to the bluestone patio and fenced backyard, which has room for an in-ground swimming pool. The eat-in area or breakfast nook of the kitchen also has sliding doors to the patio.
Completing the first floor are the powder room and mudroom, the latter of which provides access to the attached two-car garage. The powder room and mudroom have shiplap paneling on the walls. The mudroom has built-in cubbies and benches.
On the second floor, there are four bedrooms. The spacious master suite has a wood-burning fireplace with Blanco Carrara marble surround, two large walk-in custom closets, and spacious marble spa-like master bath with a long double vanity, shower, and tub. The finished third level has a bonus room and a second room, which could serve as a fifth bedroom or an office. There is a full bath on that level. The unfinished portion of this level provides ample storage space.
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The finished lower level has 1,150 square feet of living space (included in the overall square footage) including a media room, a gym or exercise room, the sixth bedroom, and a full bath.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Julie G. Haroun or Elayne Landau of Westport Residential; at 203-856-2616.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Colonial Farmhouse, New Construction
ADDRESS: 6 Hunting Lane
FEATURES: newly constructed, 0.25-acre level lot, fenced property, Thermopane windows, walkable and bike-friendly street, bluestone patio, underground sprinkler, two fireplaces, zoned natural gas heating system, full finished basement, finished walk-up attic, exercise room, attached two-car garage, convenient to shopping and schools, room for an in-ground swimming pool, six bedrooms, five full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Long Lots Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High School
MILL RATE: 16.86 mills
* not yet set, new construction