The entire world is talking about the birth of the royal baby in London earlier this week. As Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their healthy baby boy, George Alexander Louis, into their family, the buzz in the air from the crowds gathered outside of Buckingham Palace was palpable. With all of the excitement, we wondered what type of property the newly expanded royal family might enjoy if they were to move to the Connecticut area. The home would have to be one that suited the hobbies and lifestyles of the prince and the duchess, while offering plenty of wonderful amenities perfect for a little boy. With these criteria in mind, here are two properties now on the market with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty that are fit for royalty.
Offered at $9,750,000, a Colonial-style home designed by Jablonski Associates in New Canaan, Connecticut, is a technological wonder, offering endless amenities for the new little prince to discover. In fact, the residence has achieved the honor of being named Electronic House of the Year for its innovative use of AMX technology, providing advanced systems that are iPad-accessible from anywhere in the world. The home also offers a state-of-the-art, Art Deco-inspired home theatre outfitted with all of the latest features, as well as recreational facilities like the vanishing-edge swimming pool and spa and the 1920s-style paneled billiards room. Combining these luxuries with the 4,000-bottle, 13th-century stone wine cellar, complete with an ESommelier wine catalogue system, ensures that the adults with find that all of their entertaining needs are met.
The family might also appreciate a property of significant architectural distinction, reminiscent of the fine European architecture of old. William B. Tubby, highly regarded for his designs in the Dutch Revival, Romanesque and Renaissance Revival styles, created one such masterpiece in New Canaan, Connecticut. Wexford Hall, offered at $8,000,000, is a Tudor-style, slate-roofed residence that is often considered one of the great estate homes in Connecticut. The breathtaking and expansive interior of 18,500 square feet features 25 rooms, eight bedrooms, and nine full and three half baths. Situated on a corner lot in a country club community, the residence also offers play spaces like the indoor golf range as well as a stunning outdoor swimming pool. Prince William being the avid sportsman that he is, and Kate growing up swimming and playing tennis would love this property for its beautiful garden, pool and similarities to their home at Buckingham Palace.
However the royal family decides to handle their future real estate needs, we at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty would like to extend them a warm congratulations.