Midcountry home offers privacy, lake views
GREENWICH — The Lake District in England became famous for its rustic beauty, and aspects of it can be found in New England as well, like the property at 60 Butternut Hollow Road in midcountry Greenwich.
The colonial-style house there, with a gambrel roof, exudes a sense of old-fashioned gracious living, especially as it’s perched over a large lake.
“The water view is beautiful, quite spectacular. You’re right up there,” said Dale Morrison, the listing agent for the property. The views of Putnam Lake are nearly year-round, and combined with the quiet seclusion, it feels like a true country house.
“The way it’s landscaped, it’s totally private,” she said.
There’s also extensive stone work on the site, also adding to the sense of natural tranquillity.
Inside, the house feels especially solid. “Everyone always remarks on how well built it is,” said Morrison. “It was built in 1955, but everyone who has viewed it says it feels so well built — like a house from the ’20s. Beautiful custom work with cabinets, moldings.”
Some interesting touches in the house also set it apart. One special cabinet was built to hold dog food, for instance, and another container holds wrapping paper. “Nice personal touches,” noted the listing agent. “A warm cozy, home.”
The paneling in the den feels like it could be found in the English countryside, but there are plenty of contemporary touches in the home as well. The kitchen has an center island — a near mandatory feature in homes on the market today — and a modernized master bathroom. There are also some colorful notes — like the aquamarine colored shutters. Marine colors are also used in the house, lending a nautical feel.
Large picture windows and French doors allow expansive views of the lake from the living room, which is furnished with a commanding fire place. The design is traditional and comfortable throughout the house, stylish without being showy.
The house has five bedrooms, and the two-acre property also has a heated pool on it.
The house is listed at $2.94 million through Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties.