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Wednesday, March 21 Real Estate

On the Market / A pond, pool and a New York feel at this Weston house

WESTON — Spring arrives later this week and while most people anxiously await the warming of temperatures and the chance for physical activity outdoors the owners of the contemporary house at 1 Winslow Road in Weston are not a slave to the calendar. Their house, which is on the market, is a house for all seasons.

In the winter months when the aerated pond freezes people are able to ice skate and play hockey. They can swim year-round in their indoor heated Gunite swimming pool, built by Glen Gate Company, and all year long they can hike, snow shoe, or cross country ski on local trails that they can access right from their own backyard. The Freeborn Trail leads into Trout Brook Valley Preserve, open space which is managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust. It features almost 14 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult, an apple orchard, and blueberry bushes. Two of the trails are designed for horseback riding. Also nearby is the Saugatuck Valley Trail on Aquarian Water Company land,” according to the Aspetuck Land Trust website.

And when they have finished recreating indoors or out they can relax in the sauna, visit the wine storage room to select a bottle of their favorite vintage, and simply enjoy the beautiful wooded setting in which their house sits. In cold weather months they can warm up by one of the two fireplaces or the pellet stove. In warm weather months they can sit on the spacious back deck and take in the woodland view. And the utilities are underground so there are no poles and cables to spoil the view.

As the listing agent says, “Take the amenities of a luxurious Manhattan high-rise (indoor pool, workout room, sauna), add your own skating pond (think mini-Wollman Rink in Central Park) … All of this and more is just an hour from New York City, but miles away from the noise and congestion.” This property offers a spa-like experience in a wooded country setting yet convenient to amenities in three towns: Weston Westport, and Fairfield.

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This 5,220-square-foot house was built in 1982 and has received numerous updates to modernize its appearance and function for 21st century living and entertaining. The sizable master bedroom suite was completely renovated in 2017. The exterior of the house was painted in 2016. That same year the interior walls of the indoor pool room were painted with an all-weather outdoor paint. In 2015, what had been the hot tub room was converted into an office.

The new front walkway of bluestone steps leads from the semi-circular driveway to the front entrance where French doors open into the two-story foyer with a patterned slate floor and skylights. The two-story living room features a wall of glass with views into the backyard, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace flanked by recessed built-in display shelving, and French doors to the large tiered wood deck and yard. Off the living room is a sitting or media room.

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STYLE: Contemporary

ADDRESS: 1 Winslow Road, Weston

PRICE: $900,000


FEATURES: indoor heated Gunite swimming pool, two-acre level property, man-made aerated pond, waterfall, corner lot, located on a cul-de-sac, Murphy bed, exercise room, sauna, walking distance to Freeborn Trail and Trout Brook Valley Preserve, two wood deck, stone patio, wine storage room, wet bar, audio system, exterior lighting, underground utilities, three fireplaces, pellet stove, balconies/decks, semi-circular driveway, skylights, central vacuuming system, cedar closet, Thermopane windows, possible in-law or au pair suite, pull-down attic stairs, private well, partially finished basement, attached 3 1/2-car garage, zoned heating system, stone wall, four bedrooms, four full baths

SCHOOLS: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High

ASSESSMENT: $628,100

MILL RATE: 28.91 mills

TAXES: $18,158

The kitchen features a large angled center island, granite counters, eat-in area, glass-front cabinetry, the pellet stove and a door to the side deck. Off the kitchen is the laundry room, mudroom, and access to the attached 3 1/2-car garage. High end appliances include a four-burner Jenn-Air cook top. Take several steps down into the dining room, which has a fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and French doors to the yard.

In the opposite wing there is a room with a Murphy bed and a full bath just outside its door so this could be a guest or au pair room. There is a den with a stone fireplace and built-in shelving, and the office with a herringbone patterned hardwood floor. This is also the wing that house the indoor pool. Its sizable surround creates a sitting area and ample room for many guests. This pool room features ten sets of sliding doors topped with arched windows, two that open to a stone patio. The exercise room has a mirrored wall. There is a game room with Wall-to-wall carpeting. Near the sauna and exercise room there is a full bath and a bedroom, another possible au pair room. The wine storage room accommodate about 300 bottles.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bridge that crosses over the living room and foyer to access the private master wing. The master has a sitting area, sliding doors to a private balcony/deck, walk-in closet, and stairs down to the pool. Its bath has a soaking tub, water closet, double vanity, and frameless shower. Another bedroom also enjoys its own balcony.

More photos, a 3D walk-through and floor plans are available at www.onewinslow.com.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Kathleen Shea O’Connell of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-858-2590 or kathleen.oconnell@cbmoves.com.