Hot Property Custom-built four-bedroom on 1.15 park-like acres in Danbury
“This home represents the best of today with a touch of yesterday as 1950’s history provides the framework for contemporary life in this 1998 meticulously maintained custom re-built cedar shake and stone beauty,” said Lorraine Amaral, Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage. “This impressive contemporary cape-styled home with an original mid-century modern California deck house, custom built in 1959 by local architect Frank LaCava, is reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright style.”
The 5,358-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is nestled on 1.15 level, park-like acres at 12 Overlook Terrace, on a corner lot in a double cul-de-sac in Danbury.
“The home has an easy open floor plan with capacious room sizes and a warm feeling throughout,” Amaral said.
You’ll be awed by the gorgeous two-story foyer featuring floor-to-ceiling stonework, a Terrazzo tile floor complemented by inlaid hardwood floors, a cathedral ceiling and a breathtaking 42-inch wide staircase.
“Enjoy the view of the magnificent front foyer from the upper balcony,” Amaral said. “Throughout the home is extensive recessed lighting, sconces, six panel solid wood core doors and custom-milled wood work and trim.”
The expansive gourmet eat-in kitchen is highlighted by wonderful features, including a wall of windows, maple cabinetry, wainscoting and a large center granite-tiled island. Appliances include a convenient center Jenn-Air cooktop in addition to double appliances for an expanded family, including two dishwashers, ovens, sinks, walk-in pantries and disposals.
The kitchen flows into the living room that is detailed with gleaming oak hardwood floors.
“Currently, this room is called the ‘morning room’ as it’s the perfect place to enjoy the beginning of the day,” Amaral said.
The room has crown molding, recessed lighting and a ceiling fan. An elegant French door leads to a three-season porch/sunroom with a slate floor. The room, featuring eastern, southern and western exposure, opens to a private fenced-in patio.
“The striking living room and dining room are the heart of this home. Both offer an endless amount of space and are perfectly situated, bright and open for entertaining large groups of family and friends with un-traditional flair,” she said.
These rooms are well-appointed with like-new hardwood floors, recessed lighting, sprawling walls of windows, custom, quality, built-in cabinets and a china closet with server and shelving.
“A spectacular stone fireplace warms the entire room,” Amaral said.
Nearby is a half bathroom with retro tile, a mirrored vanity and recessed lighting.
Completing the main level are two generously-sized bedrooms. One has a built-in closet complete with a dresser, transom windows, crown molding, oak hardwood floors and a ceiling fan. A private alcove can be easily used as a main level office. This bedroom has a private fully-tiled bathroom with a stand up shower and a single sink.
The second main level bedroom is detailed with crown molding, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan and a double-wide closet and is serviced by a hall full bathroom featuring original tile, recessed lighting, a full bathtub and a single sink.
A wood staircase leads to the upper level master bedroom suite.
“This room is fit for a king or queen with an abundance of closet space, including two walk-in closets, lush wall-to-wall carpeting, crown molding, a vaulted ceiling and a European-styled luxury full master bathroom,” Amaral said. “Relax and unwind in the updated master bath which boasts a huge corner Jacuzzi-styled tub, dual pedestal sinks, a custom built-in cabinet, a linen closet, a heated towel rack, and a colossal walk-in free-styled shower with tinted glass and white-on-white tile.” The spacious room also offers plenty of space for a private gym or office.
The upper level boasts a grand, sun-drenched bonus room.
“This is a major gathering place that can be used as a studio or a playroom,” she said. The room has custom shelving, a decorative stone fireplace, oak hardwood floors, a wall of windows, a mirrored wall and a ceiling fan.
Additional amenities include a large upper level laundry room, central air conditioning, a dual-controlled central vacuum, a security system, a gas generator, a five-zoned gas Peerless furnace, invisible dog fencing, a walk-in unfinished attic with storage and a two-car oversized garage attached by a covered area leading directly to the front door with an additional turnaround and parking. Also, the home has an unfinished lower level with a full garage door in place.
“If finished in the future, there is enough space to hold six cars or be used as additional living space,” Amaral said. “It’s perfect for a workshop or storage area.” The space has full-sized windows, a roughed-in bath and a triple glass door that opens out to the yard.
Curb appeal begins at the home’s entry featuring 19th century reproduction lampposts, bluestone steps and red double front doors in addition to an exterior of hand-split fieldstone with natural-colored cedar shakes. The property is landscaped to perfection with mature flowering trees, a sprawling lawn, extensive stone walls and lighting. Entertain on a secluded, fenced-in patio with a hot tub. The property has an exterior storage shed.
“This custom home is a great get-away,” Amaral said, noting it’s tucked away in a tranquil setting yet close to Ridgewood Country Club, extensive shopping and dining venues, and Interstate 84 offering an easy New York commute. “This home is great for a buyer searching for a unconventional yet warm, inviting, substantial-sized majestic home — one you can live, laugh and relax in day in and day out!”
The home is offered at $649,000.
Listing agent: Lorraine Amaral, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (203) 796-7700, Lamaral@