Hot Property Craftsman-built beauty on direct waterfront in Danbury
This country-style lakefront cottage offers a serene, easy-going lifestyle with nearly 50 feet of direct waterfront.
“This gently rolling property leads right to the waterfront and has lake views from nearly every room,” said Jean O’Neill, Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage. “This one-of-a-kind masterpiece features mid-century character, exceptional, updated stonework and wood details both inside and out.”
Built in 1940, the 1,416-square-foot updated cape is in mint condition and has been updated from top-to-bottom. It’s located on 0.17 acres at 73 Ta’agan Point in Danbury at the end of a private cul-de-sac.
“Western facing makes for the most memorable sunsets and the views are protected as this home is sited opposite Bear Mountain state park,” O’Neill said.
An open design features a large living room/dining room area with a neutral palette. A massive, all stone, gas fireplace with stone mantel and a stone wall creates a comfortable atmosphere.
“Its beauty and history are reminiscent of a slower time,” O’Neill said.
A spectacular arched doorway leads out to a covered stone terrace that runs the length of the house and offers picturesque lake views.
“This peaceful, private space allows for easy indoor-outdoor living and a jaw-dropping view of Lake Candlewood,” she said.
Exquisite features of this large space includes wideboard hardwood floors, recessed lighting and white trim. The dining room area has a wall of windows that provide scenic views of the lake and the natural environment beyond.
“The stone detail adds strength and charm to this home and the dining space is wonderful for gatherings,” O’Neill said.
The kitchen offers ample space for any home chef. This crisp, cream-colored room has a tiled floor with tiled counters, a pantry and a stainless steel sink.
“Well-thought-out cabinetry and placement allows for maximum storage and workspace,” O’Neill said.
Updated stainless steel appliances include a gas range, a refrigerator and a dishwasher. A full bathroom with a tiled bathtub and shower completes the main level.
Upstairs is a cream-colored master bedroom that offers a comforting place for relaxation. This space has a large closet, a built-in bureau and bookshelf, wall-to-wall carpeting, white trim and two walls of windows that offer views of the property.
A modern spiral staircase leads to a fabulous third level loft space that can be used as an office, exercise or playroom. Windows offer western views of the lake. A bright, spacious bathroom includes a tiled shower and separate tub along with built-in cabinetry for linens and bath items.
There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, updated and designed in a light color palette. Both have ample closet space and year-round lake views.
“Hook and latch hardware runs uniformly upstairs and gives a lake house feel,” O’Neill said.
Additional amenities include a main level laundry room, clever storage and cabinetry throughout the home, an attic, high-efficiency heating and central air conditioning, updated electrical, an irrigation system, updated cedar-shake, maintenance-free vinyl siding and a detached two-car garage with a weathervane atop a cupola.
A full walk-out basement houses the home’s mechanicals and offers excellent storage space for recreational water lake toys.
“The owners have gently used this home as a getaway and have done a tremendous amount to improve and keep it up inside and out,” O’Neill said.
The professionally landscaped property is immaculately detailed with mature foliage and specimen plants, decorative lighting, updated stone work and a Belgian block-lined driveway.
A special highlight is an updated slate walkway with a wrought iron railing that leads to a stone koi pond surrounded by a stone patio where you can enjoy entertaining.
“An arbor invites you to first step from land onto the grandfathered-in over-water steadfast deck which is set permanently and on footings with its own stairway into the water,” O’Neill said. “It’s a wonderful shady location for gathering at water’s edge with room for chairs and tables. From the deck, you can walk along your gangplank to the dock, which is also ample in size, and offers a ladder for climbing up after a dive and for tying up boats, jet skis or kayaks.”
This home offers a gorgeous window to nature.
“From the dock, you can see the island where the July 4th fireworks are set off in Danbury and to the right the shoreline heads up to Brookfield and beyond. Across the way is the treed shoreline which is protected. Sunsets in summer and winter are spectacular, and the views of the changing trees in the autumn are truly fabulous,” O’Neill said.
Your home search is over.
“Not a thing to do but turn the key. The excellent condition offers you the opportunity to simply move in or bring your personal touches,” O’Neill said. “It’s impressive and gorgeous year-round. Paradise found,” said O’Neill.
The home is offered at $749,000.
Listing agent: Jean O’Neill, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Northern Fairfield County Brokerage, (203) 796-7700, JOneill@wpsir.com.