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Hot Property Stamford colonial with ‘peaceful view’ of state reserve

January 3, 2019

While the inside of 700 Riverbank Road in Stamford near the Greenwich line is a wondrous house with a lot to offer, the outside of the home is where the action is.

“The outside is what I consider the jewel of the house. You have a beautiful and peaceful view of the state preserve. It’s just such an amazing place to decompress,” said homeowner Geoffrey Parkinson, who built the home along with his wife, Nicole, in 2004. “We have a strip of property that borders the preserve.”

The yellow-colored home sits on 4.38 magnificent acres and backs up against the Mianus River State Park. The reserve is also home to Greenwich riding trails, which Parkinson called amazing.

“The Greenwich riding trails have an annual event called ‘Hunter Pace’ with 100 horses,” he said. “They will ride around the trail system and they run right by our backyard. We usually have a waffle bake where people come over and we’ll watch the horses.”

The 3,764-square-foot colonial has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths with a lower basement level, main level and second level.

The full-size partially finished basement is a playroom and a storage room. The playroom is on one side, which has a big-screen television.

“It’s a viewing area with couches,” Parkinson said. “We also have workout equipment there and some of the basement is used as a gym.”

The main level, Parkinson said, has a two-story entry and a nice big chandelier in the foyer. The chandelier, he said, “works on a motor and we can lower it to change the lightbulb. It’s a unique feature.”

The main level includes a one-of-a-kind eat-in kitchen with nice granite countertops and Kenmore stainless steel appliances. The sun-filled kitchen — which has a table where upwards of 18 people can eat — faces the back part of the property, facing toward the state reserve and lots of woods and wildlife, Parkinson said.

Off to the left of the kitchen is the family room with a sectional couch featuring a big screened TV over a wood-burning fireplace.

“There is a lot of entertaining in the family room,” Parkinson said. “The people in the kitchen and family room are all still visiting with each other. That makes it special.”

The main level also includes the formal dining room with double French doors and a formal living room with a white baby grand piano.

The second level boasts the master suite.

The master includes a double-door entry and a comfortable sitting area. There are four windows in the master suite that face the back yard. The master bath, Parkinson said, has his-and-her walk-in closets, dual sinks, a walk-in shower and marble countertops. There is also a jacuzzi tub and a skylight.

There are three other nice-sized bedrooms on the second level, all with walk-in closets.

There is also a laundry room on the top level that is accessible “to the bedrooms so you don’t have to haul laundry up and down the stairs.”

Listing agent: Bryan Morris,

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (203) 219-3751, bmorris@

wpsir.com.

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