Nantucket shingle style home designed by award-winning local architect Peter Talbot, overlooks one of Connecticut’s only private lakes
Kent, Conn. – September 22, 2015 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a Nantucket shingle style lake house designed by renowned local architect Peter Talbot. The lakefront residence, which is located in the town of Kent, Conn., rests on 72 acres of land overlooking North Spectacle Lake, one of only a few private lakes in the state of Connecticut. Now boasting extensive, property-enhancing renovations, the residence is listed for sale with Kent agent Ira Goldspiel, and offered at $6,900,000.
Peter Talbot of Peter Talbot AIA Architects, a five-person award-winning architectural and design firm in northwestern Connecticut, followed his philosophy of combining client needs, aesthetics, context and environment, with exciting designs to complete this lakefront residence. Talbot’s main goal as an architect is to use his practice to help clients realize their visions, and achieve timeless yet innovative buildings.
Sited on 72 acres of land with over 700 feet of direct water frontage on the private North Spectacle Lake, the 8,058 square-foot home boasts a seamless blend of nature-embracing elements, energy efficiency and architectural detail. The residence’s grounds were strategically planned by landscape architect Dirk Sabin with dedicated spots for a swimming pool, tennis court and orchard. On the water’s edge, a private dock, fieldstone fire pit and boat storage shed can be found. Additionally, plans for a matching shingle style boathouse located directly on the lake have been approved.
The home’s interior is both classic and modern in design with generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings, large windows that embrace surrounding views and easy access to an expansive deck. The residence’s kitchen opens to a great room with soaring ceilings and a fireplace. A mahogany-paneled library, rounded within the home’s turret, contains an additional fireplace as well as custom built-in shelving. The upstairs features a master bedroom with lakefront views, and includes a sitting area, his and her dressing rooms and a master bath with a soaking tub and steam shower. Three additional light-filled bedroom suites complete this level.
“Constructed to resemble the current homeowners’ family compound in Nantucket, this Litchfield County lake house epitomizes the architecture associated with an American summer in New England,” said Goldspiel. “The property boasts utter and complete privacy on one of Connecticut’s most private lakes, with endless opportunities for the finest waterfront living.”
The home’s lower level includes a fully equipped home theater, as well as two additional guest suites that open to the estate’s rolling lawn and footpaths to the lake. The property also features a three-car garage, which is connected to the house by a covered breezeway, with space for a finished guest house or home office above.
For more information on the property, located at 200 Kenmont Road, please visit the firm’s website here.
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