CONNECTICUT GOLD COAST
A mansion with your own private resort-style living - indoor and outdoor pools, indoor squash court, basketball, dance, yoga studio, and a simulated golf driving range - all overlooking Long Island Sound with a horizon view of NYC!
In the state of Connecticut, the lovely and quaint town of Fairfield offers something for everyone: two universities, shopping districts, along with great history and plenty of colonial architecture. Beaches, private country clubs, yacht clubs, and parks are approximately 50 miles from Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal, reachable in 70 minutes by Metro-North trains. Having said the above, let's take a journey to the location of a home on the crest of Sasco Hill Road – one that awaits unique new ownership.
Begin the approach with views of the golf course of the Country Club of Fairfield. Expand your vision to the quaint seafaring Southport Village and its Harbor that stretches to the shimmering Long Island Sound, and finally settle your eyes across the waters to a signature Manhattan skyline – then start the dream of entering the rooms of this "House on the Hill." Take your time. The 25,000 plus square feet of this concrete and steel-framed estate is infused into six levels of perfectly proportioned, warm, and welcoming rooms - along with a 2,000 square foot two-story Guest House – both clad in brick veneer accented by Italian limestone detailing. Renowned architect Roger Ferris took his inspiration from the country estates created by the famed English architect, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, and began construction of the home in 1987 that was completed in 1993 - and then again substantially renovated in 2007.
The glorious grounds of 2.5 manicured acres are full of rose gardens, apple trees, and an enormous variety of mature flora and fauna. Everywhere one looks, there are trees, shrubs, and perennials that were chosen to provide visual interest during all seasons. The home's front is landscaped with huge welcoming rhododendrons that bloom in shades of pink and white. These plantings, separated from the road by lawn and a Belgian block curb, leads around the back where you will find a spectacular pool, fish pond, expansive greens for outdoor activities, and a phenomenal children's playground.
The Main Level of 6,200 square feet encompasses both public entertainment areas and living areas– the gallery, library, bar, living, dining, and family rooms. The kitchen, powder rooms, and patios are strategically placed to service all rooms. Choose between the floating staircase and an elevator to reach the upper level. Here resides the 3,600 square-foot Master Suite – a pinnacle of perfection. Below, the 5,800 square-foot housed six children's rooms and guest rooms.
Under the Main Level, a 4,200 square-foot Cabana room with a kitchenette, elaborate bath complex, and sauna service exists happily alongside an oval-shaped outdoor pool and its associated expansive limestone-clad patio. Also to be found on this level is the exercise room, office, wine cellar, cedar and fur closet, mudrooms, and five garages. Progressing down one floor, brings you to the 1,200 square foot Indoor Sports facility.
The lowest level of the house, like its lofty counterparts, is filled with surprises and sunlight. Rounding the corner of a limestone corridor provides a first encounter with the indoor pool – a 75-foot long, Italian tile-lined, blue river that flows in a barrel vault beneath a vast expanse of glass that is the skylight.
Indeed, this luxurious yet contemporarily refined home is a rare find. Each richly appointed room is done with magnificent millwork and the finest fixtures and finishes. The glorious result is an inviting family home that rises to any occasion with ease and elegance, be it a dinner for two or an extravaganza for two hundred.
Offered at: 19,990,000
For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact:
T 203 520 6778