On the Market / Westport home like 'your own private country club'

WESTPORT — Ice skating and hockey are the sports of the season on the pond found on the nearly two-acre property at 5 Pony Road in the Coleytown neighborhood. With the anticipated spring thaw in about two months focus will turn to the property’s other sports venues - its tennis court and heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool.

The residents of the custom-built shingle and stone colonial house on this property can also fish in the natural spring fed, stocked pond. With all its recreational features the listing agent says, it’s like having “your own private country club.” And it is a private estate. The 7,339-square-foot house is located on a cul-de-sac. Enter this gated estate by passing through the iron gates anchored by stone pillars topped with stylish lanterns and crossing the newly constructed bridge with stone arches.

Continue down the long circular driveway lined in Belgium block to the sprawling gray house with white trim, which was originally built in 1994 and masterfully re-imagined in 2015. It was built for comfortable everyday living while it was also designed to accommodate formal and casual entertaining inside and out.

There are two entrances on the front façade - the casual and formal entrances, both covered and with multiple columns. The front door is flanked with sidelights and topped with an arched transom. It opens into the two-story foyer, which has a hardwood floor in a herringbone pattern with a double dark wood border. The dramatic light fixture was designed by one of the homeowners.

From the foyer French doors open to the sizable home office, which features a walk-in bay window area, built-ins, and a fireplace - the first of four in this house. Indoor-outdoor living is encouraged by the number of doors found throughout the house that access various part of the attractive property. French doors in the oversized formal dining room, which can comfortably seat 12, open to the side yard. Step down into the formal living room, where there are three sets of French doors to a long covered bluestone patio looking over the pond, and a marble fireplace.

The cavernous new chef’s kitchen has a massive center island topped with a Carrera marble waterfall counter. Other features include a full-sized wine refrigerator, handmade glass tile backsplash, Waterworks’ newest line of fittings and fixtures, and a pot-filler above the Thermador six-burner range. There is a mirrored tile backsplash in the butler’s pantry, the latest nickel bar faucet, and glass-front cabinetry. The breakfast room sits in a walk-in bay window area.

The family room features a fireplace flanked by built-ins, a tray season, and three sets of French doors topped with transoms to the covered patio and the pool and spa area where there is a long pergola over an expansive bluestone patio. The pool house is connected to the main house and it has a full bath. A large sun room has a slate floor, coffered ceiling, and several doors to the pool area. The mudroom has a new stone flooring, a wall of shiplap, and built-in bench with storage cubes. The two first floor powder rooms have Waterworks handmade glass tile and custom marble and nickel sinks.

The attractive molding found on the main level continues on the second floor, where there is paneling on the lower walls of the hallway, and arched entryway topped with a keystone. This house has five bedrooms. The spacious master suite has its own fireplace, two walk-in closets, dressing room, a window seat, and door to a private balcony. There are two gracious family-sized en-suite bedrooms and a guest wing with two additional bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bath.

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STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 5 Pony Lane

PRICE: $3,345,000


FEATURES: 1.93-acre level lot, gated estate, tennis court, heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool, pool house, spa, bluestone patio, natural spring fed and stocked pond, brook, water view, pergola, wine room, all window treatments, insulated windows, generator, central vacuum system, balcony, exterior lighting, underground sprinkler, four wood-burning fireplaces, stone walls, invisible fencing, covered porches, workshop, walking distance to Coleytown elementary and middle schools, one mile to the Merritt Parkway, rear stairs, zoned heating and air conditioning, attached three-car garage, attic, well water, located on a cul-de-sac, professionally landscaped, circular driveway, five bedrooms, five full and two half baths

SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,885,400

MILL RATE: 16.86 mills

TAXES: $31,788

On the lower level there is a wine room and playroom.

While the house is in a private setting it is only a mile from the Merritt Parkway, and the Blue Ribbon-winning Coleytown elementary and middle schools are within easy walking distance just a half mile away.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Janet Nalezynski of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-913-9838 or Janet.nalezynski@gmail.com.