Beautifully sited on 2 mature acres, this Jack Franzen, neo-classic beauty reminiscent of Jefferson’s Monticello will delight you with its magnificence and comfortable living space. The tree lined, gently curved driveway opens into a circular drive with fountain and specimen plantings and you are greeted by the impressive entryway with blue stone steps, flanked by large white pillars and oversized front door. The brick on this home was made especially for it. An Italian father and son master stone mason team were enlisted to lay it in the Flemish bond style of Monticello.
The front entry opens to a spectacular 30-foot atrium making this home bright even on cloudy days. The center hall atrium area features Herringbone pattern wood floor, deep moldings, pillars and French doors. Custom millwork, Palladian Windows in many rooms and 10 foot ceilings set the stage for the quality and grandeur that await you throughout.
Enter the formal dining room through the mahogany pocket doors and marvel at the oversized windows, deep moldings, wood burning fireplace, corner built-in lighted cupboard and hardwood floors. Another set of pocket doors welcome you into the elegant living room. Mahogany paneled walls, arched keystone alcoves, and French doors are a pleasure to view. The large fireplace features a marble surround and Mahogany mantel. Built-in bookshelves and cabinets finish off this amazing room.
The Kitchen is like no other. A large curved center island mimics the curvature of the wall of windows, which look out to your private back yard. Custom Cherry Cabinets, two full sized Dacor wall ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor cook top and Miele dishwasher are at the ready for some serious entertaining. Storage and counter space abound! Off the kitchen on one side is the playroom and on the other side is a dinning area for family dinners or casual dinner parties. A window alcove with room for seating, a built-in Cherry sideboard and desk area make this space the center hub of the house.
The family room, office and a sunroom/bar complete the first floor. The family room has a built-in mahogany entertainment center wall with recessed lighting, a working fireplace with granite surround and deep mahogany dental moldings. The family room adjoins the sunroom/bar area with its wall of curved windows making this a relaxing place to start the morning with a cup of coffee or end a long day with a cocktail.
The office features a working fireplace, closet and full en-suite bath. Outside the office and across from the living room French doors lead to a private balcony, which feels more like a tree house. Two additional powder rooms are located on the main level.
Spectacular custom turned balustrades and large circular window take you up the stairs to a center balcony. Here there is a seating area or space for a stunning piece of sculpture. Off of this center balcony you will find the master with 9 foot tray ceiling, spacious master bath, walk-in closet, vanity area and plenty of windows. The additional 3 bedrooms have en-suite baths, two with built-ins and one with cedar closet. A laundry room with built-ins and floor drain is also located on this floor.
Easy access to the outdoors is found throughout. The French doors in the back hall open onto the octagonal stone patio with the lawn and garden just beyond the sitting wall. The back yard is beautifully landscaped with mature plantings, specimen trees and a large level area for playing. Don’t forget to visit the secret garden chock full of unusual plants. Winding paths and sitting areas make this a true get away.
Slate roof, Architectural lighting, stone walkways, deer fencing and sprinkler system are a few of the other exterior features. There is a 3-car garage, a full, unfinished basement, whole house sound and central vac. You will not be disappointed!
This special home is located in Fairfield’s only gated community, The Ridge of Greenfield Hill. The community is set on what was once the Pepperidge Farm Estate. Mature plantings throughout, 24/7 staffed gate house, clubhouse, pool and two tennis courts lend it a resort feel. Bridle trails and paths make it a great place for walking or biking. There are many activities to please people of all ages, camp, cocktail parties, tennis classes and wine tastings are just a few.