On the market: An elegant Colonial with impressive updates
Updated 6:54 am, Saturday, September 26, 2015
The custom Colonial at 1133 Cedar Road in the Southport section of town was built in 1947, and was quite elegant for its time.
Fast forward more than six decades and the white cedar clapboard house has maintained its elegance even after undergoing a major renovation in 2006 that took its interior down to the studs and increased the square footage. The construction project reimagined the interior floor plan and modern day function of the home’s 15 rooms, comprising 6,308 square feet of living space.
Every room along the back of the house features French doors that open to the rear yard, which has specimen plantings, a heated Gunite in-ground salt water swimming pool and a stone patio. The house is perfectly sited on its private 1.21 acres of sweeping lawns.
The refined elements of this estate begin at the entrances to the semi-circular driveway, each of the two marked by fieldstone pillars topped with lanterns. The crushed stone driveway is lined in Belgium block and leads to the three-car attached garage at one end of the house and a courtyard at the covered and columned front entrance. The exterior façade features dark green shutters and a red paneled door.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Custom Colonial
ADDRESS: 1133 Cedar Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
FEATURES: Crestron system, generator, heated in-ground salt water swimming pool, patio, 1.21-acre level and sloping property with specimen plantings, home gym, home theater, only two miles to Metro North, shopping and dining, central vacuum system, some window treatments, audio system, butler’s pantry, fireplaces, balcony, completely rebuilt 2006-2014, stone walls, wood shingle roof, finished walk-up attic, five bedrooms, five full and one half updated baths
SCHOOLS: Dwight Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 24.79 mills
Throughout the house there are attractive architectural and artistic details and design elements from the wall covering in the foyer to the intricately patterned floor of the powder room to the 16-over-16 divided light, double-hung windows to the metallic painted ceiling of the office or library.
The library has the first of the home’s four fireplaces as well as a wall of built-in bookshelves and storage cabinets. There is also a fireplace in the formal living room, which also features four recessed paneled columns; the family room, where the fireplace is floor-to-ceiling stone, and the master bedroom suite.
In the spacious gourmet kitchen, features include a long center island topped in Carrara marble, dark granite counters, a pot-filler over the Wolf six-burner cooktop and a white ceramic tile backsplash. Among the other stainless appliances are a commercial grade Sub-Zero refrigerator, double ovens, a Miele coffee station and three dishwashers, which will come in handy for all the entertaining that this house can accommodate. The butler’s pantry has two counters topped with dark-colored granite and a sink.
There is a first-floor guest suite and a good-sized mudroom has slate flooring.
On the second floor, the master suite has a door to a private balcony looking over the pool, a sitting room, walk-in closet with organizers and marble Waterworks bath with marble bowl sinks. This suite also features an office and a home gym with skylights. The remaining bedrooms are generously sized.
A large bonus room has a wall of three built-in window seats, two of which are long enough that they could double as day beds. It is a cavernous space that has multiple, flexible use as a second floor family room, playroom or game room. This part of the house also features a home theater.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Cindy Raney of Riverside Realty at 203-257-8320 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.