Originally known as Davenport Farm, and later the 68-acre grand Calhoun Estate where the famous Scottish Games were locally held, this historic property of Northern Stamford is undoubtedly a residential landmark in town. Drawn in by its charming appeal for countless generations, individuals from all over have visited this charmingly restored stone Colonial residence, which is now for sale and represented by Stamford agents June Rosenthal and Linda Sentementes, and offered at $2,495,000.
After serving as a locally recognized cattle farm known as Davenport Farm in 1721, the property became home to the Calhouns, a family with traditional Scottish roots that left significant influences on not only this beloved residence, but the town as well. As host to the Highland Scottish Games for many years, the property gained recognition as one of Stamford’s most well-known estates, and held this traditional Scottish celebration every spring and summer to honor and appreciate the Celtic culture. Authentic emblems of Scotland including bagpipes, the kilt, music, dancing and specific Scottish athletic games such as the caber toss, are all a part of this celebratory event, which focuses mainly on The Highlands, a Gaelic-embracing historic region of the country. Over the years, the Fairfield County version of this event became extremely popular, with countless individuals arriving from all over the country to participate.
Now sited on 2.58 acres of its original 68 acres of land, the residence offers a beautiful renovation that maintains various original features and antique details. The Colonial-style stone farmhouse includes five bedrooms and five full and two half baths in its 10,020 square-foot main house, which was redone in 1935 to incorporate exquisite modern luxuries and conveniences. A terra cotta-floored kitchen can be found at the heart of the home, featuring high ceilings and a unique brick floor-to-ceiling enclosure where the stovetop oven sits. Also in the kitchen, residents can enjoy a hexagonal dining area that effortlessly opens to a beautiful family room with a large bar and coffered ceiling—the perfect space for entertaining! The dining room contains brilliant French doors and a tray ceiling, while a brick wall and beamed game room presents residents with great opportunities to relax with family and friends. Chances to unwind continue in the neighboring open air stone portico, which includes a built-in fireplace and wisteria-draped columns.
“Everything about the home is exquisite,” said Sentementes. “From its town history to the thoughtful care that has gone into the updates throughout the years, there are so many positive attributes to share with interested potential homeowners. I am thrilled to be representing what is hands-down one of the most special properties in all of Stamford.”
The residence’s second level offers a luxurious master suite complete with a sitting area, one of six fireplaces, two walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom. The spectacular features continue with a loft that has access to the home’s rooftop patio, and ideal amenities for visitors including separate guest quarters that feature a full bedroom, bath, living and eat-in areas. This section of the house is accessed by a separate back entrance, adding to its already private atmosphere.
“I was the broker at the time when Davenport Farm was first sold, and couldn’t be happier to be the broker co-listing this stunning property again,” said Rosenthal. “From inside out, the residence is truly remarkable, offering an unparalleled visual appeal that features a charming European flair mixed with clear New England roots. The home is famous, not only locally but country-wide as well, for its time hosting the Scottish Games. People came from all over to visit this beautiful home and I have no doubt in my mind that they would again. This is a magical residence and historic landmark of Northern Stamford.”
Additional property features include a heated gunite pool, four-car garage and circular driveway.
For more information on 165 Davenport Farm Lane, please visit our website here. You can also contact agent June Rosenthal by phone at 203.536.7470, or by email at Jrosenthal@williampitt.com. Linda Sentementes can be reached by phone at 203.940.0275, or by email at Lsentementes@williampitt.com.