The Ridge At South Spectacle Lake
This remarkable Shingle Style Home is located within an exclusive enclave, On South Spectacle Lake, a group of 20+ households that has access to the pristine100-acre lake. Amenities include tennis courts, and a classic boathouse with a great room, fireplace, kitchen facilities, changing rooms, showers and boat storage.
This particular property is sited on a ridge above the lake which affords it spectacular panoramic views of Lake Waramaug and the unspoiled Litchfield Hills beyond. The house was custom built, designed and oriented to maximize the enjoyment of the surrounding vistas. The brilliant floor plan and large, abundant windows allow views from most rooms. The living room features a fireplace, window seat and a library alcove. The superbly equipped kitchen with an eat-in area opens to the family room with a fireplace and cathedral ceiling. There is a separate pantry, mudroom and access to a terrific screened-in porch. The open deck is accessed from the formal dining room.
On the second level are 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a fireplace, walk-in closet and a luxurious bath with soaking tub and oversized shower. Two bedrooms share a bath; another has a bath en suite. At one end of the upper hallway is a cozy reading nook. The room above the 3-car garage is currently an office but could be a 5th bedroom. The walk-out, finished lower level provides another 480 square feet of living space where there is a gym and game room.
The mostly open grounds have been professionally landscaped with gardens and natural stone walkways. An infinity-edged pool dramatically contours to the natural ledge, overlooking the valley below. A post-and-beam red barn is sited in the large open meadow north of the house.