Those who like living large should consider the contemporary house at 28 Little Fox Lane. Everything about it is measured on a grand scale, starting with the 3.11-acre property on which the house sits.
Inside, this house has 9,929 square feet of living space, including six bedrooms and a possible seventh bedroom which could double as an in-law, guest or au pair room or staff quarters. The first-floor master bedroom suite is cavernous and features a large media room, bedroom, three walk-in closets and his and hers marble baths. His has a black polished marble floor while hers has a light-colored honed marble floor as well as a marble surround on the deep soaking tub.
Some houses have a great room. This one has a great kitchen, an enormous, updated culinary space with a massive center island and a large professional-quality six-burner Gorland range with a double vent and a griddle.
Even the glass-walled mudroom is larger than what is found in most houses, and it leads to a good-size family or party room. It features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and doors to the area of the backyard that has the in-ground swimming pool. At this end of the house there is also a gym and a full bath that doubles as a cabana for the pool. It has a double vanity, shower and a water closet.
This year-round residence or weekend estate also has a tennis court that could use some TLC but it is still usable.
It is an ideal spot for other reasons. The house sits on a private cul-de-sac, not far from the Merritt Parkway and only minutes away from the Aspetuck River, a picturesque fly-fishing spot. It is also convenient to the Saugatuck train station.
The long, circular driveway provides ample parking for a large number of guests.
There is also a three-car, detached garage. A slate path leads to the double front-door entrance that opens to the two-story foyer with a stone floor and a free-standing architectural staircase that creates a bridge affect over the foyer and living room. There are numerous windows and lots of natural light.
Built in 1954, this sprawling house has a stucco/brick masonry exterior. Its interior layout places all the bedrooms but the potential guest or staff quarters on one side of the house so that those families that have small children can entertain without interrupting their sleep schedule.
The spacious living room has a natural wood ceiling, slate fireplace and three-sets of mahogany-framed French doors to the bluestone deck and backyard.
The generous-sized formal dining room has two sets of French doors that lead to another section of the patio.
Back in the kitchen, there are cherry cabinets and two stainless sinks on the center island which also features a raised tier/breakfast bar with room for five seats. This room is open to the first of two family rooms. This one has a free-standing fireplace.
On the second floor there is a large common space, which serves as a play room.
Off of this space are five bedrooms. One has its own full bath and then there are two sets of two bedrooms that share full baths Jack and Jill style. Each bedroom has its own walk-in closet with organizers.
There are several outbuildings including a shed and greenhouse. There is a small room off the kitchen that can be used as a second mudroom, back hall, walk-in pantry or a potting shed. There is also another huge walk-in pantry off the kitchen.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Laurie Crouse at 203-984-8154 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Emily Gordon at 203-451-6432 or email@example.com or Lori Printz at 203-216-5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are with Coldwell Banker Riverside.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: Contemporary
ADDRESS: 28 Little Fox Lane, Westport
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16
AMENITIES: beach rights, 3.11-acre level property, tennis court, gym, in-ground swimming pool, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, bluestone patios, three fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, zoned central air conditioning, in-law or guest or au-pair room, exterior sprinkler system, exterior lighting, his and hers marble baths, two-story stone foyer, interior balcony, large laundry room, quiet cul-de-sac, courtyard, circular driveway, security system, shed, greenhouse, exposed beams, built-in bookshelves
OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms, eight updated full and one half baths, three-car detached garage, wide-planked hardwood floors on first floor, wall-to-wall carpeting on second floor, partial unfinished walk-out basement, partially fenced yard, numerous French doors, over-sized mud room, over-sized walk-in pantry, septic system, well water
SCHOOL: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 17.91 mills