421 Sasco Hill Rd.
Bathrooms: 9 full, 2 half
Square Feet: 10,363
Soak in luxurious living on this 4.5-acre compound perfect for entertaining. “This home will fit everyone’s needs,” says real estate agent Tara Hawley of Coldwell Banker Realty in Fairfield, CT.
That includes history buffs: The original portion of the main house dates back to 1800, when it was one of the first homes on Sasco Hill Road. Architect Jack Franzen teamed with J.P. Ludwig Builders to lead an extensive renovation and addition, both of which were completed in 2011, to bring the unique property up to date.
“All of the buildings were designed to harmonize with the main house while subordinating in terms of scale,” says Franzen. “Our approach was always to follow the stylistic elements in the original architecture, but with much more openness than would’ve probably been the case, or even possible, in the early 20th century.”
The elegant gentleman’s farm has a beautiful Dutch door at the main entrance with arched entries to the living room and dining room. Upstairs, there are seven bedrooms, including a master suite with fireplace, built-ins and beautiful hardwood floors. There are fireplaces on the first floor and built-ins throughout, from the living and dining space to the study and sunroom.
The guest house is complete with first floor full-mini kitchen, living room and en-suite bedroom, lower-level gym and second story office.
“The Parish Conservatories-designed greenhouse is perfect for a horticulturalist, but can be easily transformed into a fun, whimsical dining and wine tasting area conveniently adjacent to the Daniel Spon-designed stained white oak wine room,” says Hawley.
The sliding doors of the pool house open to a Meehan-designed gunite resort-style pool and spa. Indoor and outdoor kitchens make entertaining convenient as well. Outside, Steven Stimson designed the landscaping with mature specimen plantings and cutting gardens surrounded by hand-cut bluestone walls. A memorial tree with teak bench and bluestone on the grounds honors a loved one lost in the attacks on the twin towers in New York City on September 11.
Rounding out the outdoors area of this working farm include an apple orchard, honey bee hives, chickens, ducks and turkeys and, occasionally, pigs. Plus, there are lots of opportunities for fun with a bocce court, oversized fire pit, and lower-level game and recreation rooms.
“Every aspect of the property is the perfect combination of high style and function at amazing value,” says Hawley. “Best of all, the property is within walking distance to a private golf course, Southport harbor, a private yacht club, quintessential Southport Village and a number of beaches.”
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Photography by: Stacey Bass