The importance of location and perspective
Steep gables, fieldstone fireplaces and weathered-looking cedar shingles work well in the Connecticut countryside. And when they’re matched with spanking new construction, wide-open rooms and high-end appliances and materials, the marriage works even better. Built in 2011, this Arts & Crafts–style mansion takes in much of the surrounding landscape from 2.84 acres atop Charcoal Hill Road, off North Avenue.
“How a house sits on a property is important because you can’t change that,” says listing agent Judy Michaelis, a broker with Coldwell Banker’s Riverside office, “and this house is set high, on an open piece of land, with big views and wonderful light.”
The 8,785-square-foot family home has seven bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, four fireplaces, and a geothermal heating and cooling system. The kitchen and master bath were designed by Weston architect/builder Michael Greenberg.