On the Market: Easton colonial bordered by woodlands

EASTON — “Home, where your story begins.” The words are emblazoned on a wall in the living room of the striking yellow and stone colonial house at 102 Bayberry Lane. They serve as a reminder that the next owners of this house can begin the next chapter of their story within these walls and on this property of just over three acres.

This house sits in convenient central Easton yet in a private setting that is magnified by its proximity to the Easton Reservoir. This house and all the neighboring houses on that side of Bayberry Lane are bordered by thick woodlands that back up to reservoir property, meaning they are protected from development.

The solitude of the setting is only the first of many attractive amenities found within this level property. As the listing agent says, being on this property is “just like being on vacation.” Additionally, the agent says this house, property and features make it “Incredible as a weekend getaway or to enjoy all year long. This home is truly an oasis, your very own country club.”

As with most country clubs, this property has an in-ground swimming pool and tennis court. This one is a freeform heated Gunite pool, and the tennis court is suitable for other sports play. Augmenting the recreational aspects of this property are its flagstone and concrete patios, and raised wood deck. As if that’s not enough for the active family, this house is not far from the Easton Racquet Club and Gold Rush Farms, the latter of which offers horseback riding.

A quarried stone wall runs the length of the street frontage; both of the entrances into the circular driveway market by stone pillars topped with lanterns. Where most driveways are lined in Belgium block, this one has a border of long blocks of slate. There is ample parking for guests and for the family there are four bays in the attached under house garage. A slate path leads to the covered front entrance where there are French doors and sidelights topped by dentil molding and an arched transom against a stone facade. Above that the roofline has two dollhouse dormers. The house has white trim and black shutters.

A mix of formal and casual spaces and an open floor plan enhance today’s living and entertaining inside the 7,760-square-foot house, which was built in 1986. The spacious two-story foyer features marble tile flooring, wainscoting on the lower walls and a gracefully curved staircase. Interior sidelights flank the entrance from the foyer into the formal dining room, which has wainscoting on the lower walls and dentil crown molding. On the opposite side of the foyer there is the office or library with built-in bookshelves and cabinets, and dentil crown molding.

At the back of the foyer, just before entering the sizable living room there is a wet bar with a marble counter, cabinet, and shelves for stemware storage. The living room features a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, skylights, a fireplace with a decorative mantel, an interior balcony, and sliding doors to the deck and yard.

The family room has wall-to-wall carpeting and one entire stone wall that houses the fireplace with a raised hearth. There is also a large sunroom with a ceramic tile floor and a door to the yard. The eat-in kitchen features a center island/breakfast bar, granite counters, wine refrigerator, a built-in desk area, a deep tray ceiling with a skylight, high-end appliances, and a door to the deck.


TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 102 Bayberry Lane, Easton

PRICE: $839,000


FEATURES: 3.09-acre level property, freeform heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool, tennis court, flagstone and concrete patios, raised wood deck, wet bar, cable - available, open floor plan, possible in-law or au pair suite, attached four-car garage, private well, close to the Easton Racquet Club, easy commute to the centers of Monroe and Easton, circular driveway, 50-gallon water heater tank, central air conditioning, zoned oil heat, full basement, pull-down attic stairs, wood and asphalt shingle roof, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths

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

ASSESSMENT: $659,890

TAX RATE: 31.33 mills

TAXES: $20,674

The separate wing just a few steps up from the kitchen features a bedroom, sitting room and full bath, making it perfect as a teen hang out, a “man cave,” as the current owners call it, or a possible in-law, guest or au pair suite.

On the second floor, there are four bedrooms including a master suite with a walk-in closet and attractive bath with a skylight, two pedestal sinks, a large shower, and a claw foot tub.

The lower level is a great bonus play, exercise and entertaining space. It has a utility sink, half bath, and a large bar area, casual dining area, and accommodations for a kitchenette.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Kelly Higgins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-650-3483 or kelly.higgins@cbmoves.com.