Who needs a vacation when you can relax right at home, and take in exquisite waterfront views from your own porch? It’s not all about luxurious features and amenities—creating your own personal “staycation” is also about having an unbeatable setting surrounded by the inspiring sights and sounds of nature.
In honor of the unofficial start to summer, here are three properties that embrace their beautiful locations near water. From the peaceful woods of Sherman to a charming backyard reservoir and the roaring banks of the Connecticut River, these homes take full advantage of their retreat-like atmospheres, epitomizing the ultimate portrait of tranquility.
101 Belden Hill Road—Wilton, CT
Enjoy every season from within the light-filled walls of this classic Colonial home located on waterfront land in the charming country town of Wilton, CT. The residence, which boasts multiple bedrooms, five full baths and four fireplaces, takes full advantage of its lovely location, offering luminous sunsets and glistening water views of its neighboring reservoir all year round. Exuding sheer warmth and elegance, this custom-built home features great architectural details and finishes, a sweeping open floor plan and well-proportioned rooms with large-scaled windows—just one way to savor the everlasting surrounding views and pristine landscape. Various French doors leading to multiple levels of mahogany balconies also add to this indoor-outdoor versatility, where breathtaking vistas forge a reliable escape for residents each and every day.
92 River Road—Essex, CT
Out on the shoreline located on nearly five acres of land, a stunning contemporary home with views reaching from the Connecticut River to the Long Island Sound resides. Upon entering this incredible residence, one will find custom-built architectural designs and features such as a 32-foot soaring fieldstone wall, sweeping staircase, beamed ceiling, as well as a living room with walls of glass and skylights, a massive stone and granite fireplace and additional large expanses of windows along the dining room wall. The residence’s structure, which also contains many decks and patios, takes full advantage of any opportunity to expose its meticulously crafted interior to the undeniable beauty of its picturesque setting. Although not directly waterfront, residents can easily head outside for a walk by the water, or go for a ride on the bike paths surrounding this incredible property, where luxury and comfort meets the characteristics of a pure country getaway.
43 Route 37 South—Sherman, CT
This 3,250 square-foot home, which rests on over 5 acres of private land, was constructed in 1940, and has been well-maintained over the years. The main house of this unique property features various details and architectural work including exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, two wood burning fireplaces and hardwood flooring throughout. Moravian tiles, a spiral staircase, areas of stonework on the walls and more grace the residence with a rustic, yet up-to-date, luxurious atmosphere. On the property, an in-ground gunite pool, organic gardens, a professional horseshoe pit and more reside, in addition to a nearby stone path, which leads residents and visitors on a bridge across the compound property’s babbling brook to a secluded waterfront guest cottage. This small chalet-style residence situated in the wooded area of the property overlooks the brook and waterfall, offering a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and overall retreat-like living space. Invite over guests and spend a nice summer evening outside! Accommodations, activities and an inviting, scenic ambiance at this exquisite Sherman property never run short.
For more information on 101 Belden Hill Road, please contact Wilton agent JoAnne Fisher by phone at 203.858.0749, or by email at JFisher@williampitt.com. Contact Essex agent Don Shannehan by phone at 860.575.6583, or by email at DShannehan@williampitt.com for more details on 92 River Road, or Kathy Shannehan by phone at 203.247.0020, or by email at KShannehan@williampitt.com. If interested in 43 Route 37 South, please contact Danbury agent Patty McManus by phone at 203.733.3941, or by email at PMcmanus@williampitt.com.