Hot Property Modern meets country at Redding contemporary-colonial

August 28, 2018

The artistic beauty of this Redding home’s interior and exterior is captivating. Large stone pillars on either side of a curved front entrance lead you through a sea of trees to the stunning front porch of this contemporary-colonial.

“This property is truly unique. Enjoyment comes from within and just as much from outside,” said Lorraine Amaral, Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage.

Built in 1986, the 4,627-square-foot nine-room home is located on 3.91 acres at 43 Stepney Road.

“You have the pleasure of walking the gorgeous property, sitting on the garden patio under the pergola surrounded by flowers, lounging on the expansive deck overlooking the extensive backyard, relaxing in the hot tub on the lower level or strolling through the winding trails in the woods,” Amaral said.

The entry makes an outstanding design statement with its cathedral ceiling, a wrought iron candelabra, and terra cotta tile.

“This home has an elegant yet rustic country chic feel throughout,” she said. “The blend of rich jewel tones, sages and woods creates a palette that’s soft and pleasing.”

The gourmet, eat-in kitchen detailed with a brown and white color palette has amazing features. It’s detailed with an L-shaped counter with a granite countertop, a neutral tiled backsplash, rich, deep gray granite counters, a large storage pantry, recessed lighting, square terra cotta rustic tile and windows that bring in natural light. Professional stainless appliances include a Viking gas stove.

“The kitchen is a complete functional work-hard kitchen great for the chef in the house,” Amaral said.

A casual dining area is located near walk-out sliders that lead to a rear deck.

“The heart of this home is the stunning living and family rooms both with focus point fireplaces,” she noted.

Sophisticated yet casual, the classic living room is the ideal place for entertaining.

“This is a true custom room complete with built-in bookcases, crown moldings, gleaming red oak hardwood floors and walls of windows that add lots of light,” Amaral said.

The perfect accompaniment is a red brick fireplace with an oak mantel and brick hearth. Featuring accent tract lighting, a ceiling fan and a warm palette, Amaral said it’s perfect for entertaining guests or just reading alone near the cozy fireplace. French doors open to a family room that’s cozy and modern. The room features a brick wood-burning fireplace with a natural wide wood mantel, a sun-drenched bay window, a laminate hardwood-styled floor and a ceiling fan.

A stylish formal dining room with red oak hardwood floors is located off the kitchen.

“This lovely room can be used for large casual gatherings. It has a deep cyan color wall and bright white crown molding and trim that makes it pop,” Amaral said.

Sliders walk out to a rear deck that overlooks the lush green property.

“This home has the newest trend of having a main level bonus room, just steps away from the kitchen, that’s also a huge bedroom with its own full bathroom,” she said.

The room has taupe walls, vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, wall-to-wall Berber carpeting, double closets and a ceiling fan.

“It’s a great space for an in-law, teen or guest suite.” A half bathroom with a violet palette, a pedestal sink and dual sconces is nearby.

A private L-shaped master bedroom suite completes the main level. Softened by a sage color palette, the bedroom has red oak hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, an angled high ceiling, palladium windows, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan and a brick wood-burning fireplace with a white wood mantel.

“The room has above-the-bed track lighting for late night reading,” Amaral said. Also, the room has an extended dressing area that can be used as an office or exercise space.

Indulge in a spa day in a sumptuous master bathroom with special details including wainscoting, a large oval Jacuzzi with triple windows above surrounded by decorative tile with a mosaic styled border in shades of pale green, an oversized glass enclosed shower with seamless shower doors with matching borders, dual sinks with tanned brown granite countertops and copper-like mirrors, a linen closet and a ceramic tile floor.

“Windows makes the room airy and bright,” Amaral said.

An elegant wood spindled staircase with a wrought iron chandelier overlooks the foyer and leads to the upper level and two additional bedrooms, both with ceiling fans.

“All of the bedrooms are spaced out for the ultimate in privacy. All have ample closet space, ceiling fans and hardwood floors. They’re all good-sized with their own individuality,” Amaral said.

One bedroom has a cool pale gray tone and other has a rich deep rust accent. An additional upper level full bathroom has quality granite counters, a pewter mirror, a tile floor and a linen closet.

The lower level comprises a roomy sizable, fully-finished, walk-out playroom.

“It has wall-to-wall carpeting, built-in shelving for storage or decorations, and plenty of space for a pool table or more,” she said.

Large sliders open to a shaded slate patio, gardens, a hot tub and the backyard.

Additional amenities include central air conditioning, a security system, surround sound, a two-car attached garage with auto door opener, a paved driveway lined with Belgium blocks, Thermopane windows and a walk-up attic with storage. Completely turn key, the interior has been completely painted to coordinate with the home’s country charm.

The professionally landscaped property is a private garden paradise featuring extensive custom-built stone walls, pillars, patios, walkways, a curved stone bench, an arbor and a tranquil pergola.

“This home is situated in the center of almost 4 acres surrounded by mature trees, dense woods, colorful landscaping and multilevel gardens. Filled and inspired by nature, it hosts hundreds of varieties of annuals and perennial flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees,” Amaral said. “It has a warm rural feeling yet it’s just a short drive into town for shopping and it’s an easy commute location.”

“This home is for a buyer looking for a private Redding retreat — someone who loves nature and enjoys the country with modern conveniences,” said Amaral. “It offers high quality custom features and spacious rooms. You must see it to appreciate it.”

The home is offered at $719,000.

Listing agent: Lorraine Amaral, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage, 112 Federal Road, 203-796-7700, Lamaral@wpsir.com.

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