284 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding CT
Offered at $849,000
Down a long private drive, tucked away among majestic native trees and lush green landscapes, sited on 2.37 pristine acres this grand residence is a breath of fresh air for anyone seeking expansive natural surroundings and an elegant custom home. The stately brick and clapboard Colonial is thoughtfully updated with a perfect balance of formal and casual spaces. “Redding, CT – More woods and fewer people” – NY Times. Also referred to as “the Vermont of Connecticut”. Twenty minutes from downtown Westport or Ridgefield. 62 miles to NYC via the New Haven Metro-North line at West Redding or Branchville stations. Five minutes from Joel Barlow High School, ranked #18 amongst Connecticut public schools. Redding elementary has been named a National PTA School of Excellence.
4 Full, 1 Half Baths
4,765 Sq Ft
The Great Room
High on the relaxation scale, with an open flow from the kitchen, the ultra cozy sitting area invites you to put your feet up, cue up Netflix and enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire. The custom entertainment center includes the flat screen TV, wiring for surround sound and premium Polk speakers.
The main level is comprised of a grand foyer, dining room, living room with a beautiful custom bar inc. a Sub-zero wine chiller & beverage center and ice maker. The eat-in-kitchen has a breakfast bar, granite counters, gas cooktop, double wall ovens, under-counter lighting and a warming drawer. There is also a custom planning center and a generous walk-in pantry. The ultra-cozy family room flows off the kitchen. This comfy space ranks high on the relaxation scale. The custom entertainment center includes the flat screen TV, surround sound wiring and in ceiling premium Polk speakers. Off the great room through glass French doors there is a stately home office with custom library shelving built-in. Through the breezeway there is a bonus wing which includes a vaulted media/great room with a Sub-zero beverage center, laundry hookup and a private bedroom suite. The spa quality bath offers a steam shower, double sinks, a BainUltra tub, walk-in and cedar closets. This versatile space could be a master wing, in-law studio, spacious media/play room or a luxurious guest suite.
Grand formal spaces for gathering & entertaining.
As well as plenty of comfy spaces to relax.
The kitchen great room combination ranks high on the relaxation scale.
First floor office with French doors.
Versitile Bonus Room or In-law
The upper level offers a master suite with a spacious full bath, laundry room, walk-in closet and a separate sitting room with a fireplace. Additionally, there are three generously sized bedrooms. Two share a roomy Jack-and-Jill bath and one offers a private bath en-suite.
Lush, private landscapes.
The lush, private back yard is fully enclosed, surrounded by mature trees and offers new post & rail fencing with double gates on each side, raised garden beds, acres of flat lawn with plenty of room for pool and endless outdoor adventures.
Additional improvements: automatic whole-home 20K Generac generator, 1,000 gallon underground propane tank, custom built-ins throughout, led bulbs, Baldwin hardware, 2 Sub-Zero beverage centers, reverse osmosis purified water & ice, radiant floors in all bathrooms. For the car or hobby enthusiast in addition to the 2-car attached garage off the mud room there is a third 900 sq. ft garage under – perfect for a collector or a workshop. Both have radiantly heated floors.
The town of Redding offers a rare combination of community, natural beauty, and accessibility. Redding boasts Joel Barlow High School, ranked #18 among CT public schools, and Redding elementary, named a National PTA School of Excellence. The town is home to two state parks and a 102-acre environmental education center. The community gathers for summertime Concerts on the Green, the annual Rock’n Roots music festival, and the Mark Twain Library book fair. Redding is only minutes from downtown Westport or Ridgefield and 62 miles from NYC via the New Haven Metro-North line.
Redding offers a blue-ribbon school system that is part of the Easton-Redding-Region 9 School District. “The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their state or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.”
Joel Barlow High School – https://www.joelbarlowps.org
John Read Middle School – https://www.johnreadps.org/
Redding Elementary School – https://www.reddingelementaryps.org/
Redding Park & Recreation
Redding Park & Recreation offers a wide variety of programming for Redding Families including: Before and After School Care, Summer Camps, Youth Sports Leagues, Trips, and more.
Redding Community Center also offers ball fields, tennis courts, youth sports and after school classes, gymnasium, seasonal ice rink.
New Pond Farm & Education Center
The New Pond Farm Education Center, an outdoor classroom of woodlands, wetlands and rolling meadows, includes hiking trails, an astronomy building, a recreated Native American encampment and farm animals.
Redding Land Trust
“Redding Land Trust is dedicated to protecting Redding’s woods, meadows, wetlands, and vistas for the benefit of our town’s residents and visitors, our wildlife and natural resources, and for future generations.”
Mark Twain Library
Honoring the vision and legacy of its founder, the Mark Twain Library offers the Redding community a center for intellectual, educational, social and cultural enrichment, providing a wide variety of materials, resources, and programs for all ages.
Rock N’ Roots Revival
“Back in 2015, Redding Historical Society & Town Historian Charley Couch had an idea. Why not have a July 4th celebration in town, complete with music, fireworks, games and tasty add ons like a pie tasting contest for the ages, a notion not thought possible given just how difficult it would be to pull it off. Well, the esteemed Mr. C made it happen and now, at the age of 5, Charley’s Rock’n Roots Revival 2019 jumped off on Saturday, June 29 and was a success. CC would be proud without question.”
Redding Country Club
CARRIE KLEIN, Partner
Luxury Specialist & Accredited Buyers Agent
Westport Spaces Affiliated with RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate 20 Saugatuck Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
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