On the Market: A Hotel-Like Home in a Historic District
No need to lift a pinky in this contemporary Connecticut creation, where the master suite comes with its own kitchen, sauna, and movie projector.
157 Calhoun St., Washington, CT
Size: 5,572 square feet
If midnight munchies are an unofficial part of your nighttime routine, listen up: This house has a kitchen in every bedroom. Inspired by the Four Seasons, the architect designed the chambers to feel like hotel rooms. In the first floor master bedroom, the avocado green culinary setup is decked out with Miele appliances, including a full fridge and even a dishwasher. Splashes of colors like this—a purple countertop, a scarlet island—gussy up a minimalist design anchored by maple floors and huge windows.
The second floor master opts for a sophisticated gray kitchenette, as well as another luxurious amenity—a 60-square-foot cedar sauna steams up the glass door to the adjoining bathroom. And, once you finally settle into bed, an overhead projector and a screen that descends from the ceiling can pick up wherever you left off on your latest Netflix binge.
These modern day comforts are especially noteworthy when you consider that the 2012 construction is the sole contemporary home in the Calhoun–Ives Historic District, an area known for its 19th-century farmhouses. But as swanky as the interior features may be, outside of the solid mahogany front door, the building is not an ostentatious one. Granite and stained cedar create a stone-like structure, with low-profile roofs mimicking the rise and fall of the grounds around it. The nine-plus acres are home to a rambling lawn, perennial plantings, and even a spring-fed fishing pond, a half-acre pool teeming with trout and frogs.
For information, contact Mark Madonna, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, madonnaphillipsgroup.com.
The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston's guide to home renovation pros.