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hot property Mint condition two-level home on Lower Kohanza Reservoir

April 15, 2019

Let the sun warm you and the soothing sound of the waves comfort you as you enjoy a lifestyle by the water. Ideally located on the Lower Kohanza Reservoir, this superbly-designed mint condition home offers a wealth of beauty.

“There are exceptional, all-season views from all main rooms on each floor, unobstructed by three-season tree foliage, and being by the water exudes a calming atmosphere,” said Patty McManus, Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage.

Built in 1969, the 4,494-square-foot, two-level home is located on .60 acres at 19 Dogwood Lane in Danbury.

“This home has been lovingly and meticulously maintained and updated. There’s literally nothing to do but move in,” McManus said.

It has beautiful interior details and layout. Each room is customized with a soft pastel palette.

“The floor plan of this home is great for entertaining. The foyer flows to the living room, dining room and kitchen. Brazilian cherry floors grace the foyer, living room and family room,” noted McManus.

The formal dining area, open to the living room and kitchen, can easily accommodate seating for 10 with guests able to comfortably move around. A lovely eat-in kitchen has been recently renovated and features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a decorative tile floor and a casual dining area with sliders that open to an expansive deck. The kitchen opens to the family room that is detailed with a gorgeous gas-burning stone fireplace and separate slider access to the deck.

According to the current owner, the upper level has two wonderful features — open architecture for the main daytime rooms with expansive wall-to-wall windows opening onto the reservoir and a private wing for the bedrooms and bathrooms. He also noted how the finished lower level doubles the living area of the home and offers enormous flexibility for personalized living options. This level also has expansive wall-to-wall windows that open onto the reservoir.

A carpeted corridor from the foyer leads to the bedrooms.

“The main level master bedroom suite is a wonderfully inviting space. Serenity abounds as you open sliders to your private balcony with electrical outlet and views of the reservoir,” McManus said. The room is detailed with wall-to-wall carpeting, plenty of windows and a walk-in closet. The private master bathroom has warm maple cabinetry with a Corian countertop, a soothing palette and an updated tiled stall shower.

There are two additional generously-sized bedrooms, both with wall-to-wall carpeting and ample closet space. A full bathroom services these rooms.

A stairwell with handrails leads to a lower level that features three primary rooms overlooking the reservoir. According to the current owner, you can also walk on hardscape around the outside of the house to access both lower level entrances if the space is used as an in-law or au pair suite.

The first room, currently used as an office, has wood built-ins, a walk-in closet, a full bathroom and a brick wood-burning fireplace. A door opens to a large bluestone patio with multiple electrical outlets.

A second room, very spacious and open, is currently used as a library and media room, however, it can be easily partitioned into any layout. The third room, currently used a bedroom, office space and artist studio, has a door that opens out to a separate patio with an electrical outlet.

Additional amenities include three zoned central air conditioning and heating, whole-house humidifiers, a laundry room with cabinetry, a built-in ironing facility, a pantry, a utility sink and a half bathroom and an attic with two temperature-controlled fans vented through the roof. The home has two utility rooms, one with a double stainless steel sink, a workspace and table, and storage, which is suitable for a wine cellar, and the other room offers storage space. In addition, a two-car attached garage offers ample storage with built-in cabinetry and a wall organizer for tools and other items.

A patterned brick entry welcomes you to the property that was professionally landscaped by a University of Connecticut master gardener and features trees, shrubs, flowering vines, seasonal flowering bulbs, perennials and wildflowers, some are part of the meadowland. For convenience, there’s a multi-zoned underground drip watering system. The owner pointed out that all the gutters and downspouts are heated to prevent ice dams and feed into a curtain drain which empties at the bottom of the property. The driveway was recently re-paved.

“The home is private yet has easy access to I-84, routes 37 and 39, and is within easy walking distance to Danbury High School,” McManus saud. “Yet you will feel a world away as if on vacation. It’s a very special home.”

The home is offered at $599,000. To view the virtual tour, visit www.WilliamPitt.com, MLS#170170797.

Listing agent: Patty McManus, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage, (203) 796-7700,

PMcmanus@wpsir.com.