Hot Property Enchanting Candlewood Lake oasis in New Fairfield
This stunning lodge-styled home amidst the picturesque beauty of Candlewood Lake is your own piece of paradise.
“Engraved on the stone pier at the stair entrance are the words La Belle Aurora translated from French meaning beautiful sunrise. This enchanting direct lakefront home has spectacular panoramic lake views with 93-feet of lake frontage,” said Lorraine Amaral, Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage.
The 2,014-square-foot home is nestled on a hillside on 0.35 acres on a secluded cul-de-sac in Candlewood Isle in New Fairfield.
“The Candlewood Isle Association brings together a community of residents who enjoy all of the amenities, such as the clubhouse, the beach, the playground, tennis and basketball courts and bocce,” Amaral said. “Boating, sailing, canoeing, yoga, cocktail parties and musical venues complement the activities.”
The open floor plan home is detailed with decorative luxuries, including French terra cotta floor tiles in the foyer and the first floor full bathroom, hand-painted limestone with inlay diagonal accents in white ceramic tile from Portugal in the second floor bathroom and kitchen, red oak 6-inch wide-plank floors in the living, sunroom, guest room, dining room and kitchen, in addition to other dramatic features.
“As you approach the home, a paneled magenta door, hanging lanterns and meticulous stone walls welcome you into the foyer,” Amaral said. “The French red terra cotta tiles anchor the impressive stone fireplace which stands tall between the living room and dining/kitchen area.”
A warm ambiance emanates from the living room’s rich hardwood floors, brown wood cross beams and a vaulted ceiling embellished with lodge-like knotty pine. Featuring arched stonework with a wood carved architrave, the massive fireplace is a focal point.
“The major window wall consists of sliders to emphasize the spectacular water view, complemented by an arched window with divided lights,” Amaral said.
Showcase your culinary skills in the custom French Country-themed gourmet kitchen detailed with knotty pine wood on the walls and vaulted ceiling. This space includes custom millwork, an island with seating, warm wood-colored cabinetry, under-shelf uplighting and downlighting and a double bowl stainless sink. Stainless appliances include a gas Viking stove, a concealed SubZero refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher.
“The counter has custom hand-painted Portuguese tiles with Delphi blue-colored floral motif and vintage style pulls,” Amaral said. “The range hood is covered in custom blue hand-painted tiles with French culinary ingredients on each tile.”
A short step down from the stunning kitchen is a wonderful dining room illuminated by an elegant chandelier.
“This room is anchored by the stonework of the fireplace that separates the dining room from the living area,” Amaral said. “Red oak wide plank hardwood flooring flows into the kitchen and living room for an easy open floor concept.” Bay-styled double doors offer access to the side of the home.
Adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and corner walls of sliders that offer magnificent views of the property, the den/sunroom leads directly out to a voluminous rear deck.
“This spacious sun-drenched room is exquisite with breathtaking panoramic views of Candlewood Lake,” Amaral said. This first-class space has a wall-to-wall serving and wet bar area, recessed lighting, an abundance of storage and a hidden refrigerator.
Completing the main level is an office/guest room that can be used as an au pair suite. This room has custom built-in wood shelving, hardwood floors, recessed lighting and a bay window facing the lake. A nearby full bathroom has a wood cabinet with a blue edged ceramic bowl, a terra cotta floor tile and a walk-in shower with hand-painted floral Portuguese tiles.
On the upper level, you’ll find an architecturally-detailed master bedroom suite with a vaulted triangular window, knotty pine vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and side panel windows. A white painted fireplace with a wood mantel and floral motif adds a special touch to the room. French doors open to a Juliet balcony offering a striking lake view. The master bedroom is complemented by a large luxury master bathroom featuring a double vanity with molded white Corian bowls, a wall-to-wall mirror, a Jacuzzi, a separate white Calcutta gold marble tile shower with a steam system, an all-marble floor, a tub and shower and a generous walk-in closet that leads to a cedar closet.
A second bedroom has carpeting, windows and ample closet space. This bedroom is serviced by an updated full bathroom with a pedestal sink, taupe and white limestone flooring with angled ceramic tile detail and a large white soaking tub surrounded by white square tiles.
Additional amenities include central air conditioning, a security system, an attic with storage space, a storage space below the deck and an underground sprinkler system. Additional access to the home includes a private hidden tram to/from the driveway/road.
The professionally landscaped property is adorned with day lilies, myrtle, hydrangea, Japanese maple, and evergreen ground covering bordered by extensive custom stone walls and ivy-colored custom railroad tie retaining walls.
“The exterior charm includes French doors, bay windows, accent lighting, shutters, triangular detail, expansive wood sliding doors and wavy edge beveled cabin siding,” said Amaral emphasizing the home’s sprawling 16-by-70-foot deck. “It’s a wonderful outside space, perfect for entertaining large groups or adoring the water views. The sun-drenched view and crisp air captures the serene and tranquil property perfectly.”
This lakefront home is a keeper.
“This majestic lakefront home has a lodge-like vacation feel every day of the year,” Amaral said. “Throughout all the seasons you can enjoy panoramic views from the exterior sprawling deck, luxurious lawn or from inside through the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. Lake living allows for views of gorgeous natural beauty and access to one of the most beautiful lakes in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties.”
The home is offered at $934,900. To view the virtual tour, visit www.WilliamPitt.com; MLS#170113489.
Listing agents: Diane Sibert or Lorraine Amaral, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (203) 796-7700, Lamaral@wpsir.com.