On the Market / Front porch welcoming entry point for Westport mansion
Published 3:21 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017
WESTPORT — The sizable covered front porch of the 8,717-square-foot-colonial at 6 Twin Circle Drive serves as an over-sized welcome mat inviting people into this special residence.
The 13-room house exhibits “quality construction, enduring style and state of the art design,” the listing agent said. It was constructed in 2014 by luxury custom home builder Milton Development. It was built on a 1.39-acre lot at the end of a double cul-de-sac - hence the name Twin Circle, in the Long Lots section of town. The house is convenient to Post Road (Route 1) shops and restaurants, and any children who reside there will find it is within easy walking distance of Bedford Middle and Staples High schools.
From its outward appearance this is a traditional colonial although the front door opens into a transitional, modern home with an open, flexible floor plan. It features four finished and sunny levels of quiet sophistication.
The house is not the only gem on this largely level property. In the backyard the 20 x 40-foot Gunite heated in-ground swimming pool and spa are oriented in an unusual way perpendicular to the house rather than the more typical parallel. That was a deliberate choice which creates a large open space and that will allow the next owners to install a tennis court if they so desire. The private backyard also includes an outdoor built-in kitchen area with a Viking barbecue grill, warming drawer, and refrigerator.
There is also an audio system in the house, which extends to the poolside area outside. The pool has a Pebble Tec finish for durability, lighting, and it is surrounded by a bluestone patio.
Inside, the two-story foyer has clerestory windows, white oak hardwood flooring with a special custom stain, which is found throughout most of the house. Off the foyer there is a riff-sewn white oak paneled library, which features a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. A large sun room has French doors to the covered bluestone patio and yard. In the family room there is a fireplace, a coffered ceiling, and a wall of sliding glass doors to the yard.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 6 Twin Circle Drive
FEATURES: walking distance to Staples High School and Bedford Middle School, close to trains and town, Gunite heated in-ground swimming pool, smart home technology, covered porch, large patio, 1.39-acre level and fenced property, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, generator, extra insulation, Energy Star-rated home, Thermopane windows, Control 4 music and lighting system, NEST thermostats, butler’s pantry, attached three-car garage, attic fan, zoned heating and cooling systems, front landscape lighting, front and rear staircases, full finished walk-out lower level, six bedrooms, five full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High School
MILL RATE: 16.86 mills
The formal dining room has a coffered tray ceiling and opens to the eat-in part of the gourmet kitchen, which has sliding doors to a bluestone patio. The kitchen has a large center island with a breakfast bar, Calacatta Gold marble counters, and a large slab of marble as the backsplash on the wall that houses the Viking eight-burner range. Appliances also include a Viking refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and two refrigerator drawers. Off the kitchen the mudroom has shiplap on the walls, built-in cubbies, Lagos azul limestone flooring, and a large walk-in pantry. This part of the house also has the home command center with a built-in desk, and the butler’s pantry with a sink, mini white subway tile backsplash, and stemware storage.
On the second floor the master bedroom suite is in a separate private wing and it features a fabric covering on the walls, a deep tray ceiling, a wall of windows, two walk-in closets, dressing room, deep linen closet, and a fireplace with a yellow brick firebox. In the marble master bath there is a free-standing jetted tub, water closet, stone flooring, dressing table between the two vanities, an over-sized steam shower, and large picture window.
There are four other bedrooms on this level, two of which share a Jack-and-Jill bath. The others are en suite. A sixth bedroom is found in the finished basement, which has 1,940 square feet of the total living space, and there are two separate entrances to this lower level. The landing of the second floor has a homework station.
On the finished third floor there is plenty of space for game tables, television viewing, and there is a stage for theater play. In the basement there is a music room, gym with a rubberized floor and a mirrored wall, a sitting room, and an office with French doors to the side yard. There is ample storage space and a small room that could be used as a wine cellar.
The attached three-car garage has a Container Store garage organization system.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Michelle Genovesi of Michelle&Company/William Raveis Real Estate at 203-227-4343 or Michelle.Genovesi@Raveis.com.