Updated Wilton colonial is on a 0.7-acre lot with a party barn
When the current homeowners acquired this property, they were most enamored with the location, 4 W. Wind Lane in Wilton. The 1992-built colonial home is situated on 0.7 acre lot, on a lane with no through traffic, in the Four Winds Farm association — a reported 52-acre neighborhood of just 24 homes.
The location offers particular appeal to commuters who are traveling to New York City, Norwalk, Stamford or nearby Westport. The East Norwalk train station is close by, the homeowner pointed out.
The property is also within short drives to local schools, the YMCA and shopping.
“I was also drawn to the private quiet neighborhood, so that our kids could ride bikes and not worry about traffic or steep, winding roads,” the homeowner recalled.
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Though the home has served the family well during their time here, they have listed it for sale with Karen Hagen and Leslie Riback of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; the asking price is $1.299 million.
There are hardwood floors throughout the 5,488-square-foot home, including in the front hallway and dining room, which have dark oak inlays placed in a striking pattern. “[It] was the first thing that caught my eye when we entered the front door,” the homeowner recalled seeing the special detail for the first time.
Besides the dramatic entryway and formal dining room, the floor plan also includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a first-level bonus room with a vaulted ceiling, and a spacious kitchen that opens directly to the family room, which has another fireplace.
There’s a long list of features and amenities of this property, which are noteworthy for homebuyers looking for a home that “entertains easily.”
For example, there’s a wet bar positioned between the living room and home office. It became a natural gathering point for guests when the family entertained here.
Address: 4 W. Wind Lane, Wilton
Price: $1.299 million
Number of Rooms: 12
Features: This 5,488-square-foot colonial is situated on a 0.7-acre lot in the Four Wind Farms Association. Its floor plan includes a double-height entry hall, formal dining and living rooms, an updated kitchen and family room, and bonus. In addition to an attached garage, there’s an on-site post-and-beam barn that’s been used for garaging and special events.
Schools: Miller-Driscoll, Cider Mill, Wilton High
“The house is ideal for entertaining,” the seller said. “We both have large families, so we have celebrated many holidays here. Having the wet bar distributes people throughout the house, instead of everyone crowding the kitchen and den. We also hosted our fair share of sports team dinners for the kids. Having the bonus room off the kitchen also allowed people to spread out upstairs.”
As is often the case with families, the parents tended to enjoy the home’s sunken family room, while the teens enjoyed a billiards room positioned above the garage. The lower level also offered bonus room, where sleepovers were held, and where they reserved space for a home gym.
For extra special occasions, the on-site post-and-beam barn proved invaluable.
One of the homeowners cited the barn as the “most favorite part of the house.” The structure was insulated and heated and became the go-to place for big holiday gatherings and weekend football games, he recounted.
They hosted team dinners in the barn, as well as dance parties and family celebrations. When it wasn’t serving as a party site, the seller utilized it as a four-season garage, a comfortable, warm place to work on cars year round. He also set up a putting green and practice driving range in the loft.
When asked about how else the barn may be used by future residents, the seller suggested it could be a great spot for a practicing musician or artist.
The barn’s “winterization” wasn’t the only improvement the homeowners made during their tenure here. They also upgraded to an HVAC forced air system that’s appended by a humidifier and air filtration solution — a perks for seasonal allergy sufferers.
The master suite’s bath has also been completely remodeled. In addition to the master suite, the home has three other generously sized bedrooms.
It’s also important to point out the lower level, which walks out and could be leveraged as a playroom, media room or other intention.
Wilton proved to be precisely what this family had hoped for when they settled here. They didn’t just invest in the house and land; they invested in their children’s education and a lifestyle. They became active in the PTA. They recalled enjoying downtown Wilton and feeling a sense of security when their growing children spent time there, taking in movies, slices of pizza and ice cream.
“If you are a resident, there are town Facebook pages where people ask each other questions, report missing pets, look for advice on local vendors, services, etcetera,” the seller said. “Newcomers can walk the nearby section of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, join the River Brook YMCA, with great programs for adults and kids, shop the Village Market, hang out at the library, eat at the many good restaurants in town, and meet many friendly, caring people.”
A public open house is planned for Friday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Listing agents: Karen Hagen and Leslie Riback, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Westport; (203) 856-8028 Karen’s cell; (203) 858-1795 Leslie’s cell; firstname.lastname@example.org; leslie.