On the Market: A Sprawling Contemporary Creation in Connecticut
Keep your skills sharp with the squash and tennis courts, and unwind with a stroll through the 70 acres of meadows and trails.
46 Senff Road, Washington, CT
Size: 18,811 square feet
Is your favorite park feeling a little too crowded for comfort lately? Consider saying sayonara to downtown and packing up your bags for this sprawling Connecticut property, which is on sale for a cool $8.75 million. With 70 acres, two sports courts, and multiple buildings, it’s a metropolis in its own right.
First, let’s address the elephant in the room: That is, the gigantic amphitheater in the middle of the yard that looks like it was beamed in from ancient Greece. Stone stadium seating forms a semicircle around a grand limestone folly complete with Doric columns. In all, the setup can seat 50 people, and the positioning allows for views as far as the Berkshires and Catskills. Also sharing the acreage are an illuminated tennis court, an underground garage, a five-acre pond (yes, you can swim in it), meadows and woods, and trails for walking, biking, or horseback riding. Next to the tennis court, a low-profile structure with a roof covered in grass serves a dual purpose. First, as a place to prep for and watch your own personal Wimbledon—there are changing rooms, two bathrooms, and a spectating room with sliding doors that open out onto the court. But the building also acts as a guest house, with bunkhouse style sleeping quarters, a living room, and a kitchen.
If you’re looking to practice your agility and racket skills, head inside the 15,000-square-foot main home, where a squash court comes with a viewing area, too. The lower level also includes a miniature movie theater with three levels of couch seating, a wine cellar, a Swedish sauna, a pool with a sliding door that leads out onto the patio, and, amazingly, even more.
Two more living levels are filled with arched birch ceilings, sandstone floors, and massive windows with teak frames. The house is no doubt impressive in size, amenities, and price tag, but its contemporary take on luxury—using a mix of natural materials to harmonize with the land around it—is actually its finest feature.
For information, contact Kathryn Clair, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com.
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