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Hot Property Bethel colonial has quality details with welcoming ambience

December 17, 2018

A classic colonial with beautiful qualities offers you a wonderful lifestyle.

“It’s a typical New England home — stately architecturally-designed with many special features, such as a welcoming portico and upper level dormers,” said Mary Guertin, Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage. “This home is a unique blend of sophistication and charm. It offers a spaciousness that invites in natural light and creates an open feel that suits today’s dynamic lifestyle.

Built in 2005, the 4,267-square-foot, four-bedroom home is located on 1.2 level acres at 78 Wolfpits Road in Bethel.

“You’ll find exceptional quality throughout with gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main level, master bedroom, and upper hall, 9-foot ceilings on the main level and oversized windows that make the home sun-filled,” Guertin said.

As you step from the slate and brick front porch through white pillars on either side of the front portico, you’ll be enthralled by the bright two-story entry with a vaulted ceiling.

“Prominently featured is the cleverly designed L-shaped, split staircase with detailed balusters and handcrafted banister,” Guertin said. “Approaching from the front foyer you have passage to the upper-level bedrooms, although you can also access the rear staircase from the kitchen for easy midnight snacking.”

Have fun cooking in the delightful, oversized, eat-in kitchen.

“Hardwood floors and granite countertops make this expansive space both inviting and functional,” she said. “A granite center island serves as an ideal work space while preparing and offers the opportunity to gather while entertaining.”

Other details include a beige palette, white custom cabinetry with self-close drawers, recessed and pendant lighting and a desk area with shelving. The eat-in area is sited near glass doors that bring in natural light and opens onto a rear deck.

“High-end stainless steel appliances, including a range, a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a microwave meet the needs of today’s cooking styles.”

Entertain with style, especially during the holidays, in the formal dining room. This sophisticated space has an ivory palette and custom raised paneling. Windows offer views of the property and flood the room with sunlight.

Featuring numerous windows, the family room is highlighted by a brick fireplace with white mantel flanked by windows.

“The glow of the fireplace warms the atmosphere on chilly New England evenings while French doors to the generous composite decking draws those wanting to embrace the sunset in warmer weather,” Guertin said.

A stately office, painted a warm gray, is complimented by white trim and windows.

“A flexible floor plan enables you to have either a home office or formal living room on the main level,” she said.

An elegant wood staircase leads to the upper level where you’ll find a master bedroom suite adorned with a fireplace with a large white mantel and oversized windows. A full master bathroom features two walk-in closets, granite countertops, a tiled shower stall with frameless glass shower doors, a separate whirlpool tub and a double vanity with a granite countertop.

Also upstairs is an oversized bedroom with a full bathroom.

“This is a huge room that is suitable for an in-law or au pair arrangement,” Guertin said. Two additional ample-sized bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the upper level.

A laundry room on the upper level has a sink, a counter, cabinetry and windows while a mudroom offers a closet, a built-in bench, a shoe cubby and a half bathroom that has easy access to the kitchen and the garage. Additional amenities include a security system, central air conditioning, Thermopane windows, an attic with pull-down stairs, a hydro air system, and Hardiplank exterior siding and a three-car attached garage.

The home has a finished walk-out lower level family/recreation room with recessed lighting, carpeting and a warm brown palette. Also, a half bathroom is nearby. French doors open to a level yard.

The home is professionally landscaped with mature trees and a level yard. For outdoor entertaining, there’s an oversized composite deck with picturesque sunset views. The home is ideally sited in Bethel.

“It’s on a country road and close to Huntington State Park,” she said. “It’s an exceptionally good location close to Route 58 with an easy down county commute.”

You’ll appreciate the comforts of home in this colonial.

“The home is warm and charming,” Guertin said. “The fine, quality craftsmanship and thoughtful detail of the home sets it apart from others. It really is gracious living at its best.”

The home is offered at $675,000.

Listing agent: Mary Guertin, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage, (203) 796-7700,

MGuertin@wpsir.com.

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