WILTON — There is a timeless house at 131 Olmstead Hill Road on a private cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood not far from Wilton center. It offers the finest of 21st century luxury amenities while also referencing colonial tradition with its classic appearance, attractive curb appeal, and classic architectural features, including a large wrap-around porch.
Designed and built in 2015 by award-winning builder Ryan Fletcher of Fletcher Development, this 13-room house was sited on a 2.17-acre level and gently sloping parcel in picturesque Olmstead Fields. The inherent beauty of this property is augmented by Wren Thicket Open Space, which it adjoins. The owners elevated the property further by installing a woodland walkway along the perimeter, adding extensive stone work including stone walls, bluestone and crushed stone terraces and a fire pit, and creating an innovative raised organic vegetable garden. There is also a cutting garden and a wildlife meadow that enhance this backyard oasis.
The vegetable garden is so prolific that the family shares its produce with neighbors and Homefront Farmers in Ridgefield, which donates the crops with a food bank.
Tara Vincenta of Artemis Landscape Architects designed the landscape, including the perennial gardens that are overflowing with hydrangeas and many other plantings. Patio and exterior lighting was installed to highlight the plantings. The rear of the house has two trellises on which purple clematis vines are growing. There is an underground sprinkler system and a separate well to support that irrigation.
The front of the property is as beautiful as the backyard and includes a row of rounded shrubbery and dozens of rose bushes. Stone pillars mark the entrance and exit of the new semi-circular driveway, which is lined in Belgium block and has a decorative circlet of Belgium block arranged in a herringbone pattern. This detail offers a hint at the level of detail that is found throughout this house, which has 6,967 square feet of living space on three finished levels.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 131 Olmstead Hill Road
FEATURES: 2.17-acre level and gently sloping parcel, located on a private cul-de-sac, property abuts Wren Thicket Open Space, bluestone patio, wrap-around covered porch, underground sprinkler, exterior lighting, balcony, deck, fire pit, organic vegetable garden, professional landscaping, whole house generator, SONOS audio system, Thermopane windows, all window treatments, exercise room, ridge vents, workshop, custom electronics, zoned gas heat and air conditioning, four gas fireplaces, three-car attached garage, partially finished walk-up attic, extra insulation, stone walls, private well and additional well for irrigation system, semi-circular driveway, room for a pool, five bedrooms, six full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Miller-Driscoll Elementary, Cider Mill Intermediate, Middlebrook Middle, Wilton High
MILL RATE: 27.768504 mills
Inside, the many features include four gas fireplaces with remote controls, plantation shutters on 29 windows, motorized shades on seven windows, several sets of French doors to the exterior, and a home media design system with a state-of-the-art audio/visual theater system with a surge protection. The finished walk-out lower level features one of the fireplaces as well as an exercise room with a rubberized floor and two mirrored walls, a media room, a card or board game room, and a room that is a prime wine cellar spot. It is large enough to accommodate a table to create a tasting area, too.
On the main level the formal living room has a fireplace and French doors to a wood deck/balcony. The formal dining room has wainscoting on the lower walls. The office has a coffered ceiling and a wall of built-in bookshelves and cabinetry. It also has a full bath that can also be accessed from the mudroom. Because of the bathroom this could be used as a guest bedroom.
The family room has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace flanked by French doors to the terraces and a coffered ceiling. The spacious gourmet kitchen features a large center island topped in marble, as are the perimeter counters, a glass subway tile backsplash, and a six-burner Thermador Professional range with griddle and pot-filler. A bump out bay area contains the breakfast nook.
The second floor contains five bedrooms, three of them en suite. Two others share a Jack-and-Jill-style bath. The master suite features a large sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and paneled walls, a marble fireplace, two walk-in closets - one of which has a built-in window seat, and a marble bath. The additional bedrooms are generously sized and have ample closets. Two areas of the landing are large enough to accommodate furniture to create sitting or reading areas, or to house a homework station. There is also a bonus room - currently used as a game or billiard room. This space has French doors into another room, and together this space could be an au pair suite.
The three-car attached garage has an epoxy-sealed floor and a workshop area. The house is only a mile from the Cannondale train station and 1.6 miles from the Wilton train station,
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Elizabeth Boscaino of Halstead Property at 203-856-6238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 14, 2017