En­joy the quiet and tran­quil­ity

Up­dated colo­nial abuts 50 acres of con­ser­va­tion land

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Real Estate - By Ber­nadette Blaze Julie Van­derblue, The Van­derblue Team/ Hig­gins Group, ( 203) 257- 6994, julie@ van­derblue. com, Anika Char­ron, ( 617) 692- 0010, anika@ van­derblue. com

When the own­ers of 105 Half Mile Lane were look­ing for a home, they were search­ing for some­thing spe­cial but weren’t ex­actly sure what that was … un­til they first set their eyes on the pris­tine colo­nial.

“The minute we saw the house and sur­round­ings, we said, this is it,” the own­ers ex­claimed. “We hadn’t even seen the in­side yet.” Once they did see the in­te­rior, that “sealed the deal.”

The home is sited on 1.07 acres of beau­ti­fully land­scaped grounds on a pri­vate cul- de- sac that backs up to 50 acres of con­ser­va­tion land.

“It’s the best of all worlds,” says the owner. “There is over an acre of yard for kids to play, a pri­vate road for rid­ing bikes or hit­ting ten­nis balls and a slope for sled­ding. There is a quiet tran­quil­ity that you can’t find with neigh­bors right next door to you, yet we are in an ac­tive fam­ily neigh­bor­hood and only 7 min­utes to the train, town, shop­ping and the beach.”

The light and open floor plan fea­tures over 3,589 square feet of charm and qual­ity crafts­man­ship plus an ad­di­tional 832 square feet in the fin­ished walk out base­ment. The own­ers have made sev­eral im­prove­ments in­clud­ing ex­pand­ing the back of the house to ac­com­mo­date a larger kitchen, pow­der room and laun­dry room. They also added a gran­ite pa­tio with built- in grill and re­fin­ished the base­ment with an English Pub theme.

“This home of­fers so many op­tions, it can be what­ever your heart de­sires,” says list­ing agent Anika Char­ron. “It truly has it all - a per­fect life­style, curb ap­peal and the pri­vacy of a quiet cul de sac.”

Aseam­less flow goes from the el­e­gant liv­ing room with fire­place, through the for­mal din­ing room to sunroom. Own­ers can en­ter­tain with ease in this so­phis­ti­cated and clas­sic space, where all rooms are lined with grand bay win­dows which fill the rooms with light.

One of the owner’s fa­vorite spots, the sunroom stuns with built- ins, a re­frig­er­ated bev­er­age and ice drawer and en­ter­tain­ment

cen­ter. It fea­tures re­tractable screens that can turn it into a screened porch.

The spa­cious kitchen is the heart of the home, with high- end ap­pli­ances, im­mac­u­late cherry wood cab­i­nets, is­land with dou­ble sink, Co­rian coun­ters, and mar­ble tile back­splash. The din­ing area is sur­rounded by a wall of French doors and floor to ceil­ing win­dows, af­ford­ing beau­ti­ful views of the stone pa­tio and the pre­serve be­hind it. En­joy tran­quil back­yard gath­er­ings here among a grill, hot- tub and su­perb land­scap­ing and light­ing over­look­ing the pond.

“The woods be­hind the house is a sanc­tu­ary for many beau­ti­ful birds and wildlife and changes so beau­ti­fully with the sea­sons,” says the owner. “It gives great pri­vacy and is a nat­u­ral play­ground for the kids.”

On the up­per level, the sooth­ing mas­ter bed­room suite of­fers gen­er­ous space and an abun­dance of nat­u­ral light, cre­at­ing a calm and serene re­treat among a large walkin closet, lux­u­ri­ous bath­room with dou­ble van­i­ties and stall shower. Three ad­di­tional be­d­rooms with hard­wood floors and walk- up at­tic ac­cess com­plete the sec­ond floor. Ev­ery room has a breath­tak­ing view of the pond or Na­ture Pre­serve.

The fin­ished walk- out base­ment has an enor­mous bonus room/ game room fea­tur­ing a fire­place, wet bar, and cus­tom built- ins in­clud­ing a desk and fil­ing cab­i­nets. This ver­sa­tile space can eas­ily func­tion as an in- law/ au- pair suite, me­dia room, gym, play­room or over­sized of­fice.

“Our fam­ily has had hours of fun here,” says the owner. “We de­signed the space as an English Pub with lots of cherry wood and raised pan­els sur­round­ing the fire­place. It’s great for watch­ing a game, or air hockey and foos­ball com­pe­ti­tions.”

List­ing agents:

The Van­derblue Team/ Hig­gins Group

The home is sited on 1.07 acres of beau­ti­fully land­scaped grounds on a pri­vate cul- de- sac that backs up to 50 acres of con­ser­va­tion land.

The Van­derblue Team / Hig­gins Group

Above: A seam­less flow goes from the el­e­gant liv­ing room with fire­place, through the for­mal din­ing room to the sunroom. Be­low: The woods be­hind the house is a sanc­tu­ary for many birds and wildlife and changes beau­ti­fully with the sea­sons.

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