A Haven for Nature Along the Saugatuck River

January 29, 2019

With the gentle serenade of the Saugatuck River running alongside the property, “River Rocks” is a private, spacious and beautifully designed home to enjoy nature’s beauty and an easy lifestyle. Privacy and the connection with nature provide a sense of sanctuary and peace among 2.07 tranquil acres.

“This is a wonderful location where you can enjoy fly fishing in the river, swimming in the heated pool, bird watching, entertaining or simply relaxing in the steaming hot tub,” says listing agent Beth Saunders. “It is a home that soothes one’s soul.”

The owners were drawn to how peaceful and quiet the location was. “I liked that the West branch of the Saugatuck River ran down the garden,” the owner recalls. “I will particularly miss sitting on the deck in the shade of the overhang of the house listening to river and the fountain in the pond.”

They loved the site so much they decided to remodel instead of moving after their children grew up. They remodeled the home to suit their new lifestyle and put in many special features such as a dumb waiter in the kitchen so they no longer had to carry shopping bags up the stairs. The kitchen was redesigned so that every drawer and appliance was strategically placed for convenience. Everyone will find value and enjoy the convenience of every bedroom offering a private full bath. Additional amenities include smart thermostats, smart security, smart door bell and a whole house radio system. Owners will also appreciate the assurance of a full house generator, natural gas and town water.

A covered porch provides a gracious entry among custom windows, columns and river rocks gathered from the property that also accent the chimney, foundation and fireplace in the family room.

Beautifully appointed throughout its 5,581 square feet, the home affords an atmosphere of casual elegance for entertaining and everyday living. The main level draws attention to the spectacular water views through French doors in the kitchen, family room, living and dining room which all open to the expansive decking overlooking the pond, river and spacious property.

The state-of-the-art kitchen leaves nothing to be desired among superior appliances including Dacor 6-burner gas oven with pot filler, warming drawer, SubZero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, wine cooler, custom island and cabinetry as well as a walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens into the adjacent family room lined with built-ins and a woodburning fireplace with gas starter and faced with river rocks.

There is a first-floor office with custom built-ins, desk area to service multiple users, gas fireplace and private entrance. Casual entertaining and leisure can be enjoyed in the finished walk out lower level with glass sliders that access the steaming hot tub and heated Gunite pool. There is a convenient changing area with heated flooring and fifth full bathroom.

The gorgeous pool and patio were built into natural landscape. The pool has an electric cover that keeps it clean and warm.

“At the press of a button you can swim lengths or swim in the swim jet current,” the owner adds.

The second floor is incredibly spacious, offering a luxurious master suite adorned with built-ins, a cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, a tremendous custom-designed walk in closet and dressing room, impressive master bath and French doors that open to a private balcony with serene views of the property.

Three additional bedrooms, all en-suite provide ample space and privacy for family or guests.

“This home is perfectly polished with high quality renovations throughout set at the end of a cul-de-sac, and a fabulous location close to award-winning schools, beaches, restaurants, shopping and minutes to the train station and highways,” Saunders adds.

There will be a public open on Jan. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Listing agent: Beth Saunders, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties, (203) 913-2762, bethsaunders5@gmail.com; BethSaundersRealEstate.com

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