Presenting 196-200 Franklin Street Extension, Danbury CT 06811
This architecturally-crafted 10,000 square foot home with it’s striking exterior is a mix of old world elegance and modern amenities. Using the finest materials and craftsmanship, the highest standard were set for room design and interior decorations. Built in 1988, the custom designed one owner home is beautifully sited on eight price and secluded acres in Western Danbury.
The open floor plan comprises 16 rooms, including six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a culinary inspiring kitchen, two offices and a fully improved lower level. Added bonuses include the home’s glorious indoor pool with attached spa and outdoor dance floor surrounded by the natural beauty and variety of an untouched environment with the artistically landscaped and meticulously maintained manicured grounds which feature a scenic pond and year round waterfall.
The home’s Karma begins as you step inside. An imported, hand-carved wooden dear to leads to a large well lit foyer defined by granite flooring and accented by a sparkling crystal chandelier.
A small step down leads to the sunken formal living room. This room has oak hardwood floors, a raised ceiling and atrium doors leading to a stone patio that offers exquisite views of the private pond. From there, you step up to the formal dining room that is flanked by unique translucent glass blocks. The dining room has oak hardwood floors, recessed custom china cupboards and an exquisite dining table made of colorful volcanic rock.
The home’s professionally-designed, kitchen is extravagant, yet comfortable for preparing the daily meals or accommodating special events. The exquisite kitchen/conservatory is an extraordinary blend of form, function and beauty. It is well appointed with a blue pearl granite island with pendant lighting, cathedral maple cabinetry with blue pearl granite counters, a sculptured tin ceiling and a porcelain floor. In addition, there is a large walk in pantry and top of the line appliances, including a five burner cook top with separate steamer, a wine cooler, and sub-zero refrigerator-freezer. Elegant imported windows from England surround the casual dining room. The room faces southwest for sunlight all day long and the windows offer picturesque views of the pond, gazebo and waterfall.
The kitchen opens into the expansive family room which also has a wall of windows overlooking the estate like grounds and scenic pond.This casual space for relaxation has oak hardwood floors, a wet bar with custom built in glass cabinetry and blue peal granite counters, and a soaring floor to ceiling fireplace. The cathedral ceilings and designed lighting are additional features.
The glamorous master bedroom is located on the main level in a separate wing. Some of its ideal features include a walk in closet, gas fireplace, oak hardwood floors, and a recessed space designed to accommodate a king sized bed. The suite features an elaborately finished large luxury master bathroom with steam shower, marble spa bathtub, separate sinks with granite countertops, black tile floor, water closet and a bidet. Atrium doors lead from the master suite to a stone patio and perennial garden that’s an oasis for inspiration and mediation.
Also on the main level is a special guest wing featuring two additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom that has a Jacuzzi, double sinks, tile floor and a skylight. A third bedroom has a private bathroom. All the bedrooms have oak hardwood floors. A comfortable sitting area on the main level offers views of the indoor pool and spa area. An inlaid granite stairway leads gracefully to the second level. A separate sitting area/lounge at the top of the stairway is ideal for casual recreation. On this level, you will find two separate bedroom suites each with oak hardwood floors and full bathrooms. One of the guest suites is quite spacious and perfect for an au pair or family member. There are 2 large separate professional offices located on the upper level. Both rooms have oak hardwood floors; one has a balcony overlooking the estate’s picturesque property. Adjacent to the office area is a custom, one piece wooden spiral staircase that leads to the service area on the main level with access to the property’s heated six car garage.
For entertaining large gatherings, the homes has a huge ballroom complete with a fireplace, serving kitchen and special lighting. Attached to the generously-proportioned ballroom and separated by glass doors is one of the highlights of the property-an indoor pool room and spa. The 33x 17 foot artistically designed freedom pool is surrounded by natural river rock. The pool room is accented by soaring ceilings, skylights and a tongue and groove wooden ceiling.
As you approach the entrance to this private estate, secured with wrought iron gates, you continue down a scenic winding driveway edged with Belgium blocks to a paved courtyard and a landscaped island. Immediately, you enter a place of serenity and tranquility. A variety of landscape, including rock walls, perennial gardens, mature trees, and a waterscape that is beyond your imagination awaits you. You can hear the water rushing over a stone dam into a meandering brook which follows the lay of the land into the nearby wooded area. There are open areas for recreation. A dramatic wooden footbridge leads to your own private walking trails traversing the grounds. A protected, lighted, wooden gazebo, perfect for stargazing, overlooks the pond just beyond the rear patio and adjacent to the lighted outdoor dance floor. The dance floor lends itself to many seasonal gatherings. This area is home to a myriad of indigenous flora and fauna, making it perfect for for a retreat from the ordinary
Conveniently midway between Manhattan and Hartford, this grandiose home is ideal as a family compound, weekend home or exceptional year-round residence. Every detail is beautifully combined to create a vibrant, yet introspective living space. There is not a single residence in this area that can compare. Considering its size, location, surroundings, design, custom features and history, this home is beyond unique.
This home is offered at $2,100,000. For more information or to schelude an appointment to see this home, please contact Mary Foley or Jonathan Hall at William Pitt Sotheby’s Greater Danbury Brokerage at 203-796-7700, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. MLS#990011084