The Gilded Age of the late 19th century was a period of major economic and technological advancement in this country, yielding significant wealth, and with it, significant architectural wonders constructed for captains of industry and other affluent citizens. Well-known estates throughout the United States like Hearst Castle, Cairnwood, The Breakers, Biltmore and Villa Vizcaya all sprang up during this time, names so influential that their mark can still be felt on properties being constructed today. A custom-designed, stone and shingle Colonial-style cottage built in 2007 in Wilton,Connecticut, recalls some of those great estates as the architect drew upon Gilded Age architecture for inspiration.
The result is an expression of timeless style and substance, a majestic home that evokes a past age while also carefully designed for modern living. Offered at $2,425,000 through William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Middlebrook Farm was created with an eye toward both individual privacy and shared experience, lending itself equally to comfortable and casual daily life and large-scale entertaining. The intention is apparent in the perfect flow between the public rooms, exuding character and warmth and presenting a uniquely livable design that is both functional and beautiful. Meticulous design and incomparable craftsmanship and quality can be found at every turn.
The inviting 6,736 square-foot interior is bathed in sunlight throughout its 15 rooms from French doors, windowed alcoves and two high cupolas. Living spaces encompass three levels and include a great room, family room, library, formal dining room, island kitchen, breakfast area and billiard/recreation room. Other highlights include four fireplaces, hardwood floors, an attached three-car garage, full basement, and security system. The home has five well-proportioned bedrooms, each with a private bath, and offers a total of six and a half baths.
The residence is surrounded by 2.43 acres of lovely grounds, featuring green lawns and a terraced outdoor swimming pool. Peaceful views of the property can be enjoyed from the wraparound flagstone porch. The home also benefits from an exceptional location in one of Connecticut’s most prestigious towns, voted one of the “Best Places to Live” in the country by CNN Money in 2007. With its top-notch schools, open land, historic buildings and convenient access to New York City,Wilton is the perfect setting for such an impressive home.
To schedule a private viewing, please contact listing agent Todd Gibbons at +1 203 858-8525.