Sophisticated residence brimming with European elegance
With a dramatic foyer and breathtaking double-staircase whose elegance is on par with “Gone With The Wind’s” beloved Tara, this distinguished residence is one of Easton’s finest.
Skilled workmanship, quality materials and fine attention to detail characterize this thoughtfully designed colonial, set on 3 private acres with peaceful views, a tranquil pond and abundant wildlife.
It was the serene location and the vision of what could be designed and built that first attracted the current owners here.
“This house was designed for the enjoyment of the views and the open layout concept that affords a magnificent entry and a sophisticated European flair throughout,” the owner states. “And the neighborhood speaks for itself. We enjoy walks any time with friendly and quiet neighbors. It’s the perfect antidote for office stress.”
“This custom-built colonial is truly an experience,” listing agent Maria Capela said. “It is a property that must be toured in person to fully take in all of the beauty inside and out and imagine living in all the spaces. You will instantly feel and appreciate all that this home offers.”
Double-doors open into a grand two-story entry where a soaring ceiling, granite floor with decorative inlay, handsome raised panel trim and a sweeping staircase sets a stunning tone that is carried throughout the home’s 5,095 square feet.
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The foyer opens into a captivating great room that is ideal for entertaining and everyday living among a finely appointed living space graced with beautiful inlaid hardwood floors, 20-foot ceilings with an interior balcony, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and walls of windows that open to the deck overlooking the pond and natural surroundings.
“The huge deck makes entertaining super easy and is the perfect place to enjoy the pond views and the wildlife that quickly become your friends and neighbors,” adds the owner.
The great room is open to the magnificent gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, custom white cabinetry, granite countertops, a spacious dining area and even a built-in barbecue.
“The kitchen is our favorite space in the home,” said the owner. “With the built-in barbecue, we could enjoy all the summer-like activities from the inside while looking at the snow fall. Priceless!”
Formal spaces include an oversized dining room and living room with stone fireplace that further accommodate all of one’s entertaining needs. A main level office is situated to offer ample privacy, while a first-floor bedroom is adjacent to a full bath, creating ideal guest or au pair accommodations.
Address: 4 Herrmann Lane, Easton
Features: Skilled workmanship and attention to detail distinguish this four-bedroom, four-bath home graced with European elegance. Amenities include a grand foyer with double staircase and granite entry, tall ceilings, walls of windows, crown moldings, three fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, great room with 20-foot ceilings, formal living and dining rooms and wine cellar.
Schools: Staples Elementary School, Hellen Keller Middle School, Joel Barlow High School
On the upper level, an open landing overlooks the great room below. The spectacular master bedroom suite offers a wonderful space in which to relax and unwind among vaulted ceilings, a sitting area with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, private balcony, and his and hers walk-in closets. Indulge in the expansive master bath that delivers a spa-like experience with marble floors, luxurious whirlpool tub with marble surround, glass-enclosed shower, double vanity, make-up area and skylights. Two more bedrooms, one en-suite, another full bath a laundry room complete the upper level. All bathrooms have been designed with precision and the finest materials.
There is plenty of potential for additional living space with the full basement that also includes a wine cellar. Additional amenities include a three-car garage, security system, irrigation system and central vacuum.
Listing agent: Maria Capela, William Raveis, (203) 449-2427,