William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Estate on Connecticut’s Largest Natural Lake for Potential Record Sale Price


Waterfront residence, owned by professional Porsche racecar driver and inventor of tech gadget “The Owl,” recognized as one of the top “smart” homes in the country

Morris, Conn. – March 8, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a contemporary Colonial estate located on Bantam Lake, Connecticut’s largest natural lake, at a potential record sale price for that lake. The residence was built by the current owner, David Geremia, a former Porsche racecar driver and inventor, in collaboration with local architect Drexel Yeager. Litchfield agent Donna Membrino has the listing, which is offered at $3,800,000.

Geremia has a very unique background as both a professional Porsche racecar driver and an inventor, with his “Owl” creation having proven quite successful. The Owl is a credit card-sized magnifying glass with LED light that is most commonly used for reading menus in dark restaurants. Geremia comes from a family of inventors, his own grandfather having invented the windshield wiper.

The 7,925 square-foot home, built in 2003, contains many unique features including murals throughout by renowned faux painter Sharon Leichsenring, who was once named the number one decorative painter in the United States by American Painting Contractors magazine. The residence is also recognized in publications as being one of the top “smart” homes in the country. The innovative estate offers a Lutron system, indoor/outdoor CDR music system, a weather station and more. In addition, it boasts four bedrooms, six and a half baths, an open floor plan complete with a fully equipped cook’s kitchen, and walk-out lower level. This 1,500 square-foot area of extra space offers a brick and barrel wine tasting room and second kitchen/bar that opens to a large family room featuring one of six gas fireplaces. Other standout features include granite countertops, a four-stop elevator to a bell tower ideal for sunbathing, hidden closets, movable walls, pocket doors, a custom home theater, indoor gym and sauna, as well as an outdoor hot tub.

“The estate, which I often refer to as a ‘Disneyland for grownups,’ is remarkably stunning in every sense,” said Membrino. “Its architectural design is one-of-a-kind, as the home was designed specifically to be asymmetrical, with barrel ceilings that are off-center from the doorways, ‘fade-away’ coffered ceilings and a unique flow that takes you to a different point of interest from every angle. When you first walk into the house, you are immediately drawn to a full, unobstructed view of the beautiful Bantam Lake—an unbeatable first impression.”

The property also offers boat docking capabilities and ample parking space for up to eight cars.

For more information on the property, located at 10 Evans Passway, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 29 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Donna Membrino

Real Estate Agent



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