Traditional Meets Modern in Old Lyme Colonial

Elegance and comfort define this bright and airy, 3,702-square-foot Colonial on two private acres in Old Lyme. The 9-room home, with its coffered, high tray ceilings, hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen and luxurious details, was designed by renowned designer Alice Washburn. Its flowing layout seamlessly blends traditional style with modern amenities.

The circa 1927 residence, crafted with fine architectural details, features expansive windows throughout, which are in keeping with the home’s original design. It offers a 24-foot by 38-foot open chef’s kitchen with wood cabinets, a Wolf gas stove with electric oven and Sub-Zero refrigeration. A staircase leads up from the kitchen to a separate, private wing featuring an expansive family room. Sunlight filters into an informal dining area, separated from the kitchen by a counter and overlooking the gardens and patio. Nearby is a cozy sitting area with a fireplace flanked by windows. Fireplaces also provide focal points in the formal dining and living rooms of this stately home.  A library on the first floor also has potential as a fourth bedroom.

Three bedrooms are situated on the second floor, including a sumptuous master bedroom, with its well-designed dressing room with cherry wood built-ins and luxurious marble bathroom. A second guest bedroom, with garden views, has a marble bath, and a third bedroom features its own balcony.

The home’s well-manicured grounds give the property a park-like feel. The property abuts the Old Lyme Country Club’s golf course, offering lush views of hills and vistas. Among the home’s features are a lower level wine cellar/grotto, attached garage, central air conditioning, underground parking and a partially-finished full basement.

Old Lyme, located on the east bank of the mouth of the Connecticut River where it meets Long Island Sound, has been known since the late 1800s as a flourishing artist colony. The community, conveniently located mid-way between New York and Boston, comprises outstanding examples of Colonial and Federal architecture.

The home, located at 3 Johnny Cake Hill Road, is on the market for $1,495,000. For more information visit our website here.

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