The land surrounding Lake Waramaug is arguably the most desired lake property in Connecticut. And this magnificent estate – masterfully designed and meticulously executed – is one of Litchfield County’s most enchanting properties. The 30+ acres stretching from the shore and rising above the lake are beyond extraordinary – beautifully landscaped, lightly wooded, crisscrossed with seasonal mountain streams and walking trails that access the Steep Rock Preserve’s favorite hiking trial, The Pinnacle. With absolute privacy and panoramic views of the lake and the unspoiled Litchfield Hills beyond, you can wake to see the clouds nestled over the lake below, spend the day on your boat and picnic on the private lakefront terrace and then unwind to an outdoor fireplace as the sunset quietly wraps the hills in serene glory.
Completed in 2012, this exceptional 9,000+ sq. ft. home has three levels and grand vistas from virtually every room. Perfect for entertaining, the main level is anchored by the Great Room. It’s soaring ceiling is magnified by a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and complemented with arched panoramic windows that overlook vistas into the Litchfield Hills. A Dining Room fit for 12 can easily adjust to seat many more. The relaxing stone terrace with outdoor fireplace flows into the Great Room and Foyer. An open plan chef’s Kitchen, which is supplemented by a Butler’s Pantry and Service Pantry, adjoins an informal breakfast nook and Family Room that is flanked with full height windows on the eastern and western facades.
Upstairs, you will rediscover seclusion in two master suites and two additional bedrooms with en suite baths. Two bedrooms have Juliet balconies overlooking the lake and the New Preston horizon. The Master Suite has a gas fireplace, spacious en suite bathroom with two vanities, deep soaking tub and a luxurious rain shower. The lower level provides a walkout to a pool-ready backyard. It’s limestone floors are plush with radiant heat throughout and encompasses a home theatre with a 10’ projection screen, a custom built Full Swing Golf simulator room, lounge with a fireplace, billiard room with wet bar, full bath with shower and a wine cellar with a 1,100 bottle capacity. The radiant floors extend into an expansive gym space that can be easily retrofitted for your needs.
The interior features exceptional details: 5 fireplaces, exquisite mahogany floors, millwork, beamed ceilings, and floating stairs, wide arches, handcrafted ironwork, German multi-lock Tilt-Turn windows and doors, and custom light fixtures. A renowned local architect remarked with admiration, “Even the details have details.”
TEA2, an award-winning architectural firm, fully embraced the site and the owners desire to emphasize sustainability – integrating features such as strategically placing windows that take advantage of both views and summer and winter daylight. The flawless execution and eternal durability is evident in the hand-cut Canadian sandstone exterior, the 100-year roof, and the 60,000 board feet of mahogany – sourced from old growth trees, felled by hurricanes. Great care was taken to ensure energy efficiency and the home is equipped with geothermal heating and cooling systems, radiant floors throughout, HEPA air filtration, superb insulation and argon filled dual pane windows and a back-up generator in case of power outages.
The stone barn with 4-garage bays has an open finished upper level, ideal for an artist’s studio or gardener’s paradise. A caretaker’s house is located at the base of the driveway entrance. Summer days and evenings can be spent on 100’ of private lakeshore complete with a parking space, picnic area, pebble beachfront and boat dock.