EASTON — If you’ve only got one life to live, perhaps it should be in the custom-built French colonial house at 80 Stones Throw Road, which offers its residents a wealth of amenities, privacy and convenience, all for below its appraised value.

Florawood Estate features a classic exterior of gray wood and stone that gives way to contemporary, casual elegance and smart home technology inside. The open floor plan allows for a relaxed resort-like lifestyle aided by the stunning gardens on the three-acre grounds, generously proportioned rooms, the new stone patio, hot tub, and the huge raised deck off the professionally designed open concept gourmet kitchen. The owners particularly appreciate this property’s indoor-outdoor living, the beautiful views, and the spectacular professionally landscaped and illuminated gardens.

Those beautiful gardens greet visitors as they enter the driveway. Flower beds contain yellow lilies, lavender irises, hydrangeas, and numerous bushes laden each June with pink roses.

The updated and remodeled house was first built in 2006 in the Easton Center neighborhood, which places it within easy access to Stepney Road and Sport Hill Road, both of which are Route 59. Stepney Road leads to the center of Monroe and Sport Hill brings motorists to the Merritt Parkway and Fairfield.

Enter into the 5,200-square-foot house from the covered front porch. The door opens to reveal attractive new moldings in the foyer, the formal living and dining rooms, and throughout the refinished first floor. The kitchen features an oversized center island/breakfast bar, slab granite counters, instant hot water, high-end stainless appliances, and two pantries. In the casual dining area there are sliding glass doors that lead to the large deck, from which there is a stellar view of conservation space. Beyond that is the Easton Reservoir, meaning this property is protected from development. In the great room there is a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning stone fireplace, 55-inch curved HD-TV with surround sound, and French doors to the new stone patio surrounded by new plantings.

On the second floor there are five bedrooms, all of them en suite and three of which had new carpeting recently installed, a transitional space with built-in bookshelves and cabinetry, and laundry room. The master suite features new hardwood flooring, and three custom-designed walk-in closets. The spa-like marble master bath features a radiant heated floor, two separate vanities, an oversized walk-in shower, jetted tub, and water closet with additional storage.

In the finished, completely renovated walk-out lower level there is a game room, recreation room, a second laundry hook-up, and a flexible use room that can serve as a home office or in-law or au pair suite. It has a new full bath, new carpeting, and new shelving.

This house is also available for lease at $5,500 per month, with flexible terms.

Real Estate Listings

There are two upcoming opportunities for prospective homebuyers to tour this house. There will be a public Open House on Sunday (Sept. 22) from noon to 3 p.m., and then on Tuesday, Oct. 1 there will be a twilight open house from 4 to 7 pm.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Tonja Walker Davidson or Beth Saunders of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties; Davidson at 917-283-4112 or twdavidson@bhhsNE.com, and Saunders at 203-913-2762 or bethsaunders@bhhsne.com.


TYPE: Custom-built French Colonial

ADDRESS: 80 Stones Throw Road

PRICE: $899,999


FEATURES: three-acre level property, privacy fencing, automatic exterior lighting, deck with grill, new hot tub, new stone patio, professionally landscaped, illuminated gardens, underground sprinkler system, outdoor propane fireplace, one interior fireplace, new smart home technology, audio system, pre-wired for cable, open floor plan, instant hot water tap, generator, programmable thermostats, Thermopane windows, freshly painted inside and out in 2019, shed, stone wall, attached three-car garage, zoned central air conditioning and oil heating system, 50-gallon water heater tank, full partially finished walk-out basement, attic, ridge vents, private well, close to the Easton Racquet Club, easy commute to the centers of Monroe and Easton, five bedrooms, five full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Samuel Staples Elementary, Helen Keller Middle, Joel Barlow High

ASSESSMENT: $706,290

TAX RATE: 31.33 mills

TAXES: $22,163