Light-Filled Modern Manor in Connecticut
Combining classic architecture, dazzling contemporary style, and state-of-the-art smart home technology, this impressive stone-and-clapboard manor on 2.08 acres is a modern marvel.
Its scale is majestic and lofty, its generous spaces are filled with natural light, and top-tier whole-house systems can be controlled with the touch of a button.
From a spacious motor court with two porte cochères and room for more than six cars, stone steps lead to a stunning two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase, 30-foot ceilings, and regal oak flooring.
The back of the home is composed of abundant windows and glass doors, filling the spaces with light and vibrant color.
The home’s multiple levels are linked by three staircases.
Stylish entertaining is easy here, thanks to spaces like a dining area with a unique glass-enclosed bar and the dramatic living room, which has soaring coffered ceilings, walls of windows, and an oversized limestone fireplace inspired by the lobby fireplace at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
A bank of French doors folds back, offering access to a relaxing terrace with a fire pit.
Chefs of all skill levels will appreciate the sophisticated kitchen, expertly appointed with stainless-steel countertops and shelves, two islands, an array of top-tier appliances, a handy desk, and abundant storage.
Breakfast and sitting areas adjoin, easily accommodating formal events for a crowd or intimate casual meals for a few.
The family room has a 12-foot beamed ceiling, a striking fireplace, and access to an inviting three-season mahogany porch.
The lower level offers a home theater, a billiards and playroom, and a craft room.
The master wing was designed as a secluded and self-sufficient owners’ retreat. It boasts a sitting area, a fireplace, a wall-mounted television, plentiful windows, a handsome closet and dressing room, and two elegant baths with a soaking tub and an indoor-outdoor shower. French doors open to a balcony and a deck perfect for enjoying sunset views.
The home also offers six additional bedroom suites and a third-floor homework or playroom with a wet bar.
The impeccably landscaped grounds include lush green lawn, mature trees, perennials thoughtfully chosen to create color year-round, and a resort-caliber pool and spa with a terrace and a pergola. An outdoor sound system adds to the enjoyment.
The two stone carriage houses can accommodate an extensive car collection; one currently serves as an indoor basketball court but could easily be adapted for vehicle storage. Deeded access to Long Island Sound lies just past the gardens.
Offered at: $16,350,000
Location: 112 Indian Head Road, Riverside, CT 06878