On the Market: A Westwood Estate with a Private Pond and Sports Court
Sprawling across more than 12 acres, this awe-inspiring home comes with a guest cottage, heated pool, and fenced horse paddock.
401 Sandy Valley Road, Westwood
Size: 12,012 square feet
Bathrooms: 5 full, 3 partial
When you think about luxurious estates—you know the ones featured in the movies—what do you picture? Spacious grounds, lavish amenities, and the sort of long, winding driveway that makes you stop in awe as you finally reach the top? Then a breathtaking property with lush, manicured grounds comes into full view right before your eyes? That’s what we imagine too. This majestic residence at 401 Sandy Valley Road in Westwood definitely fits the bill—and then some. Sprawling across more than 12 acres, this estate provides its owners with a secluded and serene residential experience that’s bound to impress every guest lucky enough to score an invite there.
This single-family residence—originally constructed in 1936—was rebuilt in 2018 by Rob Lawrence and caters to intimate gatherings as well as formal entertaining while simultaneously providing family living at its best. With more than 12,000 square feet of space, seven bedrooms, and eight bathrooms (five full, three partial), making oneself at home comes easy here—just as long as you can determine which room each family member desires most (save for the spectacular primary suite, of course). But of course, that’s just the beginning. Once you’ve gone past the inviting entrance hall, you’ll discover a welcoming living room complete with attached library; a vast formal dining room that includes an adjoining butler’s pantry; and a chef’s kitchen featuring an informal dining area overlooking the family room with a cozy fireplace plus a covered patio. In addition, the abode has an exercise space, two offices, and a playroom. And no matter where you are within the house, windows that showcase broad views of the gorgeous grounds are a plenty.
So what about guest rooms, you ask? Don’t fret. You won’t have to give up any accommodations for that (unless you want to). Instead, opt to set up your visitors in the splendid, two-bedroom guest cottage outside. Also found within the exteriors is everything you need to make the most of your leisure time including a sports court with a clubhouse, a heated pool and pool house, a tranquil stream-fed pond, a barn garage with a beautiful greenhouse and two horse stalls.
Conveniently abutting beautiful Lowell Woods and its landscape of 100-plus acres, which includes miles of equestrian and hiking trails, 401 Sandy Valley Road also offers accessibility to exceptional schools (both private and public) as well as Legacy Place, Norwood Airport, the train, and Boston/Logan via Routes 95/128.
For more information, contact Jay Boyle of LandVest | Christie’s International Real Estate, www.landvest.com.
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