Pine Orchard II
Pine Orchard, CT
New construction: living room, family room, dining room with butler’s pantry, eat-in kitchen, primary bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in closets, second bedroom with en suite bath, 2 additional bedrooms on second floor, hall bathroom, 2 half-baths, laundry room, 2-car garage on lower level, walkout basement, bluestone patio
Dennis M. Carbo
Designed to follow the gentle curve of the property on which it is sited, this 4,735 SF Shingle Style home in historic Pine Orchard, embraces panoramic views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound at every opportunity. The two-story residence is comprised of a recessed central entry flanked by two wings. The symmetrical, low-slung gabled roof covers a wide front porch of Brazilian Ipe wood and is supported by tapered columns. The roofline features large shed dormers and a central hipped dormer replete with eyebrow window. The rear of the home is punctuated by a central tower with clerestory, while the lower level has a two-car garage with access through paneled mahogany doors. The professionally landscaped property includes a circular driveway, and bluestone walkways, and patio.
The expansive open-floor plan and handsomely appointed interior of the home features rift and quartered white oak floors throughout the first level, as well as custom built-ins and cabinetry, crown molding, and recessed lighting fixtures. The wood-burning fireplace in the living room is detailed with absolute black granite and a natural cherry surround, while the gas-fueled fireplace in the great room is decorated with a granite hearth, and a tiled stone, and intricately paneled and painted wood surround. These light-filled rooms, as well as those of the dining room, sitting room, and kitchen boast 6-over-1 paned windows with transoms above. Kitchen finishes include custom-made paneled cherry cabinets, mosaic tile backsplash, and natural stone countertops. A 10-foot wide center island, with pendant lighting above, provides ample seating for informal family gatherings.
The landing of the staircase at the second level opens to a spacious seating area. The hallway leads to the laundry room, hall bath, and four generously proportioned bedrooms. The largest bedroom features an eye-catching, elevated, recessed gas fireplace; rift and quartered white oak flooring; V-groove wood paneling; walk-in closet; and en suite bath. The en suite is appointed with white Carrara marble countertops, tile tub surround, and tumbled marble flooring. A second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom, while the hall bath features maple vanity, azure stone mosaic tile flooring, and wainscoting throughout. The partially finished basement consists of a large recreation room, bathroom, ample storage, and entry to the garage.