A house built at 5 Berkeley Place in 1960 was recently razed and a Contemporary-style home was constructed in its place using the original footprint.

The house is tucked away at end of a cul-de-sac off Berkeley Hill, off Berkeley Road in the Coleytown area. It sits on a one-acre level and sloping property that enjoys privacy.

The open concept floor plan coupled with its numerous oversized windows and skylights provides a wealth of natural lighting throughout and an abundance of attractive views of the woodland setting and landscaped lawn and gardens. The property includes natural outcroppings of large rocks and man-made fieldstone walls visible from almost every room.

That setting also includes a heated in-ground vinyl swimming pool, bluestone patio and wood deck. A long driveway and parking area is ample for entertaining. A bluestone path leads to the front door, which has tall sidelights.

The white exterior of the house consists of vertical wood boards.

Inside, there is 3,300 square feet of living space on three levels. Enter the house into a wide foyer that is large enough to use as a sitting or music room. It has a tile flooring that resembles wood. This lower level allows for flexible use of space. It has a bedroom with a full bath for an au pair or guest suite and the media room can be used as a playroom, gym, office or a fifth bedroom if needed.

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The laundry room, mudroom with four built-in coat cubbies and other storage, and access to the two-car attached garage are also on this level.

On the main living level the kitchen is the centerpiece around which are two very large, open rooms with ceilings at least 10 feet tall. To one side of the kitchen the large open space holds the formal living and dining rooms. To the opposite side that large space comprises the family room and eat-in area for casual dining. The family room has a fireplace with a marble surround. This level has pegged hardwood flooring.

A large, wide center island separates the kitchen from the family room and eat-in area. Kitchen features also include marble counters and backsplash and a long rectangular stainless sink. High end appliances include Bosch five-burner range top and Bosch double wall-mounted ovens. The kitchen looks out to the patio and pool.

To access the remaining three bedrooms climb the stairs and cross a "bridge" with wide planked wood flooring over the foyer. The master bedroom suite is large enough to have a sitting area and there is a door to a large, private wood deck for a peaceful retreat and rooftop garden. The master bath has a soaking tub by a wall of windows, walk-in shower and a double vanity.

This house has plentiful storage including in the garage.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Contemporary
ADDRESS: 5 Berkeley Place
PRICE: $1,595,000
ROOMS: 8
FEATURES: new construction, private cul-de-sac, easy walking distance to Coleytown elementary and middle schools, heated in-ground vinyl swimming pool, bluestone patio, wood deck, one-acre level and sloping property, partial fencing, one fireplace, pegged hardwood floors, 10-foot plus ceilings on main level, balcony/deck, skylights, two-car attached under-house garage, fieldstone walls, well water, slab foundation, four bedrooms and three full baths
SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: $638,100
MILL RATE: 17.94 mills
TAXES: $11,448
ASSOCIATION FEE: $350

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Maryann Ross Levanti of Higgins Group Real Estate at 203-984-5157 or email her at maryannross@aol.com. Additional information is available at www.5berkeleyplacewestport.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Contemporary

ADDRESS: 5 Berkeley Place

PRICE: $1,595,000

ROOMS: 8

FEATURES: new construction, private cul-de-sac, easy walking distance to Coleytown elementary and middle schools, heated in-ground vinyl swimming pool, bluestone patio, wood deck, one-acre level and sloping property, partial fencing, one fireplace, pegged hardwood floors, 10-foot plus ceilings on main level, balcony/deck, skylights, two-car attached under-house garage, fieldstone walls, well water, slab foundation, four bedrooms and three full baths

SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $638,100

MILL RATE: 17.94 mills

TAXES: $11,448

ASSOCIATION FEE: $350