Address: 97 Frogtown Road
Bathrooms: 6 full, 3 partial
Square feet: 9,176
“This property is special for many reasons,” says real estate agent Janis Hennessy of Sotheby’s International Realty. Sitting atop a hillcrest, the home has full sun all day and an abundance of light in every room. Every detail of this classically designed Georgian Colonial by Gardiner Larson Homes evokes timeless elegance, from the classic whitewashed brick exterior to the more than 11-foot ceilings on each floor to the dark wood floors and custom millwork throughout.
The kitchen is designed for the home chef with custom cabinetry, two large islands, top-of-the-line appliances and a deep farmhouse sink. French doors in the kitchen, dining room, living room and sunroom, all lead to a sprawling limestone terrace that runs the length of the home for entertaining in warmer weather. “Charm, character and overall beauty are of utmost importance to Gardiner Larson,” says Hennessy. Landscape was designed by Keith E. Simpson Associates, well-known in the area for the quality of their work. “The expansive backyard takes up most of the two-acre property, boasting an oversized terrace, pool and hot tub, playing fields, and extraordinary gardens—a true country oasis year round,” she adds.
Aside from the gardens, pool and hot tub, guests of the property will have lots to enjoy indoors, including the finished lower-level recreation space, gym and wine cellar, and main level sunroom, living room and family room. “One of [Gardiner Larson’s] signature features is their emphasis on light, creating a positive and serene energy with plenty of windows,” says Hennessy. “Their layouts, flow and room sizes function for everyday living as well as entertaining.”
Young families have liked the layout of the home with en suite bedrooms and a large communal room on the second floor for watching TV, reading and doing homework, adds Hennessy. Those looking for a weekend home, might like the location with its charming town center for shopping and lots of privacy. Hennessy says despite changing in the market in the last few years buyers’ interests haven’t changed too much. “They still look for amenities, quality, space and location,” she says. Trending among buyers this year are two offices, spaces for guests and nannies, an existing pool and a sizeable backyard, plus move-in ready interiors.
“Ninety-Seven Frogtown checks the boxes for all of the above,” adds Hennessy.
Real estate salesperson
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, New Canaan, CT