Real estate: A modern home in a woodsy backdrop
Updated 5:38 pm, Friday, July 10, 2015
Tucked in the Delafield Island Association, a contemporary home on Wildcat Road offers easy living from the inside out.
A meandering drive lined with rock outcroppings, a private pond and a meticulously manicured acre of property with immeasurable plantings leads to the 3,900 square foot home.
In its private woodsy setting, the property features plenty of outdoor entertaining space with front and rear decks, multiple stone terraces and a custom saltwater pool.
Previous owners painted the exterior of the home in a neutral shade of gray, added a wrought iron railing lining the front exterior and laid Ipea decking giving the 1970s-built home a modern, streamlined look.
With sliders in nearly each room on the first floor, the home offers a seamless transition from the inside out and plenty of natural light.
Inside the double Mahogany entry doors, a front-to-back foyer laid with travertine tile features a floating, wrought iron staircase and three skylights.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 8 Wildcat Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,960
YEAR BUILT: 1970
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATHs: 4
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three fireplaces, two-car attached garage, salt water pool, stone patio, front and rear deck, Delafield Island Association
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary School, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.01
Steps down from the foyer is a rustic living room with exposed wood trusses, a floor-to-ceiling brick wood burning fireplace and sliding doors on either side leading to separate outdoor entertaining spaces.
An eat-in kitchen overlooking the pool area features a six-burner Viking range, a dual Viking wall oven and a Sub Zero refrigerator.
The kitchen features granite counters and a deep walk-in pantry.
Just off the kitchen is a cozy family room with a second wood burning fireplace and two sets of sliders accessing both the front and rear decks.
The first floor also includes a guest bedroom that previous owners utilized as an office space with its own set of sliders to the front deck.
The second floor features three additional guest bedrooms, two full baths and a master suite.
The master bedroom features two walk-in closets, both with custom organizational storage and an en suite with an oversized step-in shower and sunken tub.
A lower level offers additional family space lending itself as a playroom or game room. The lower level includes a full bath, sauna and workshop.