Hot Property ‘Zen-like quality’ at six-bedroom mid-country contemporary

August 21, 2018

Situated on a private mid-country cul-de-sac, 14 Stepping Stone Lane has been listed for sale with Joy Kim Metalios and The Metalios Group at William Raveis Real Estate.

Built in 1975, the 4,601-square-foot contemporary has a “zen-like quality,” according to Metalios.

The current owners acquired the home in 2009.

“We were looking for a house in the North Street School district,” the homeowner recalled. “We immediately fell in love with the house because of the big, open spaces and big windows — especially in the kitchen and living room — that make it seem as if you’re living in a treehouse.”

The front entrance opens to an entry hall with a dramatic marble tile floor. The interiors include an updated kitchen and breakfast room, a living room with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, a formal dining room and a spacious family room that opens out to a covered patio.

Four of the six bedrooms are located on the main level, including the master suite, which has a walk-in closet and an oversized bath with a rain shower. Two additional en-suite bedrooms are found on the first floor, as well as another bedroom, which could be leveraged for a home office.

Two additional bedrooms are located on the home’s lower level.

The sellers have made a number of improvements to the home, including renovating the kitchen, mudroom and garage. The hardwood floors were refinished just a few years back.

It was the kitchen in this home where its recent residents most often gathered. The homeowner credited the bright disposition, thanks to its oversized windows, for making it inviting and comfortable.

“It’s the favorite room for our family,” she added.

The two-level deck with built-in bench seating also got a lot of use during the warm-weather days and nights.

“The large deck area makes the house perfect for summer entertaining,” the seller noted.

Having exterior and interior spaces for entertaining proved invaluable for her family.

“We have hosted numerous events over the years for North Street School — opening up the living-room doors to the deck, accommodating 60 people or more,” she explained. “We’ve also hosted bigger parties for our friends, using both the indoor and outdoor spaces in combination. We had a tent installed over the lawn, by the front entrance, to host an ‘Octoberfest’ a few years ago.”

One of the many reasons why Greenwich homebuyers seek out mid-country properties is that it affords some land, and the just-over-an-acre lot here is green, lush and perfect for recreation or relaxation.

“In terms of landscaping, we had a large stone patio removed from the main entrance area, to make room for more grassy area for the kids to play on,” the seller recalled.

During their time in this “friendly neighborhood,” the family leveraged the Greenwich public school system and noted that their children’s experience has been “amazing.” It was also convenient to see the kids safely to and from school. The local bus stop is right at the end of the street, she noted.

“We love this area, because we’re so close to everything — schools, town, train, beach, [and more] — but we still have lots of space for kids and dogs to run around,” she concluded.

Located on 1.08 acres in mid-country Greenwich, 14 Stepping Stone Lane is listed for $1.69 million.

Listing agent: Joy Kim Metalios, Metalios Group, William Raveis Real Estate; (203) 869-2345 office; (917) 620-9121 cell; joy.metalios@raveis.com

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