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A well designed, custom-built home for the discriminating buyer who is looking for something special, not an ordinary cookie cutter home, said listing agent Barbara Hickey of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
This 25-year-old European colonial, which sits on 1.11-acres, is located in a superb North Stamford cul-de-sac neighborhood on the borders of Greenwich, Conn and Bedford, New York giving its owners quick and easy access to restaurants, shopping and transportation.
“The approach from the street to this stately home is a Belgian block-lined circular drive and brick paved walkways along professionally landscaped gardens,” Hickey said.
Upper and lower level exterior terraces with ivory covered walls and multiple eye-catching arched doorways “will transport you to a far-away place from the comfort of your own backyard,” Hickey said.
Sweeping, open and level grounds framed by stonewalls and privacy fencing set the stage for all types of outdoor activities both large scale and comfortably intimate.
From the front entrance, open the doors to prestigious elegance and be welcomed into the dramatic two-story entry foyer with curved staircase and imported marble flooring that sets the tone for a luxurious home of grand scale living. There are oversized rooms in all the right places.
The gourmet kitchen, Hickey noted, is delightfully open to the soaring great room with massive stone fireplace.
Both kitchen and great room, she said, have windows galore and French doors that spill out to exquisite terraces that extend the home out to graceful, landscape lit private grounds, gardens, and specimen plantings.
Address: 52 Heming Way, Stamford
Price: $1.650 million
Features: Custom built with fine architectural features and the dining room can seat 30 comfortably.
Schools: Northeast Elementary, Turn of River Middle, Westhill High School.
The dining room is banquet-sized and is flanked by a picturesque bow window and a butler’s pantry. The current owners report 30 have been comfortably seated and served in this dining room for many special occasions.
A main floor study with fireplace, built-ins, bookshelves, and a pretty window seat with a delightful view will bring calm and tranquility to a hectic day.
Privately located off the kitchen, mud room and oversized laundry room is a main floor bedroom and full bath that will comfortably accommodate an au pair or extended stay guests.
The master bedroom and all other family bedrooms are en suite — all with walk in closets, hardwood floors, recessed lighting and either cathedral or vaulted ceilings.
The second-floor bonus room, Hickey said, can host a variety of purposes and includes a cozy reading nook lined with bookshelves and is nicely located at the top of the back stairs off the kitchen.
The versatile and exquisitely designed walk-out lower level can be easily altered to address anyone’s personal needs to create sizable multi-generational living quarters or the best pool house ever. There is also a fancy wine cellar.