We’ve officially sprung ahead into spring, which means longer days, warmer weather and the undeniable desire to soak up some long-awaited Vitamin D. Make the most of that extra hour of daylight at these five outdoor-embracing homes, where savoring the brilliant qualities of the season is simple.
Horseback Riding is Back
While horseback riding during the winter months is possible, there’s nothing quite like trotting through an open field with warm breezes and budding signs of spring all around. Dreamy days like this can be achieved on the many equestrian properties for sale throughout the pristine yet bucolic setting of Fairfield County. 2211 Redding Road, located in Fairfield’s coveted Greenfield Hill neighborhood, is one such residential opportunity, offering nearly three acres of pastoral land complete with an elegant stone and shingle Colonial that lies adjacent to a restored barn. Surrounded by pure, natural beauty, this property is truly exquisite not only for its exterior equestrian amenities, but also for its custom millwork, spacious living areas and stunning views. Not far away in the Hunt Club area of Westport, Conn., lies another beautiful, horse-friendly home at 1 Ulbrick Lane. Offering sweeping landscapes lined with historic homes, this move-in ready Colonial’s desirable community is named after the Fairfield County Hunt Club, a private equestrian facility that offers riding trails extending east into Greenfield Hill. The property also boasts a quiet cul-de-sac location, adding to is ample springtime opportunities in the great outdoors.
The Outdoor Adventurer
Life on the lake is beautiful. Life on the lake when it’s sunny at 75° is even more beautiful. At 10 Evans Passway in Morris, Conn., residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor spring activities. The 7,925-square-foot home lies directly adjacent to Bantam Lake, Connecticut’s largest natural lake, which has a surface area of 930 acres surrounded by rural land protected by the White Memorial Foundation. The region is home to a wide variety of wildlife and over 35 miles of trails set on 4,000 acres, providing ideal opportunities to hike and enjoy nature as it comes into full bloom. For all water sport enthusiasts, head out to the lake for a day of boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking and fishing under the sun.
It’s time to break out that racquet and get your game on! At 1135 Northfield in Watertown, Conn., a tennis court is included on the 112-acre homestead amidst gorgeous fields, a forest with trails, landscaped gardens, a nearby lake and striking vistas of the Litchfield Hills. For those who also enjoy golf, simply walk across the street to an 18-hole golf course to practice your swing. A neighboring horse farm is also available, which contains a single-family home, caretakers’ quarters, two barns, as well as indoor and outdoor riding arenas.
Soak Up the Sun
Relaxation is perhaps the best way to enjoy the springtime weather. And what better place to do so than right at home? 208 Canoe Hill Road in New Canaan, Conn., is a landmark in town, known for both its history and spectacular exterior grounds. The residence’s three acres are landscaped to perfection and bordered by stone walls to create a peaceful, private atmosphere. Residents can sit back and relax on garden benches, multiple patios and porches, as well as lounge by the property’s luxurious pool, which will be ready to open in no time!
For more information on 2211 Redding Road, please contact Southport-Fairfield agent Ellen Fusco by phone at 203.257.7106, or by email at Efusco@williampitt.com. More information on 1 Ulbrick Lane can be found by reaching out to Westport agent Aaron Greenberger by phone at 917.318.5494, or by email at Agreenberger@williampitt.com. If interested in 10 Evans Passway, please contact Litchfield agent Donna Membrino by phone at 203.217.4374, or by email at Dmembrino@williampitt.com. Contact Washington Depot agent Kathryn Clair by phone at 860.868.6926, or by email at Kclair@williampitt.com for further details on 1135 Northfield. Lastly, for more information on 208 Canoe Hill Road, please contact New Canaan agent Janis Hennessy by phone at 203.856.8827, or by email at Jhennessy@williampitt.com.