WILTON — Woodbridge-based Huestis Tucker Architects designed the perfect house in an ideal setting when they took on the commission for the property at 150 Skunk Lane in South Wilton.

The team came up with a 5,630-square-foot custom colonial house, which was built in 2000 and seamlessly integrates traditional elements with a nod to the agrarian roots of the area. Because the 2.12-acre pastoral property adjoins the municipally owned 22-acre Ambler Farm, the architects also gave it a modern farmhouse vibe. The property also abuts Rolling Hills Country Club and looks over the 10th and 17th holes and the 11th fairway of its golf course. For that reason, the architects created a design that incorporated understated elegance with casual sophistication.

As if those elements aren’t enough, this property also contains an ECOsmarte heated in-ground lap length gunite swimming pool and spa. The ECOsmarte purification system is a specially designed water treatment system that requires no chemicals of any kind. Nor is there any salt in this pool.

The amenities of the house and property combine to create a space that allows for an elevated lifestyle, one that the listing agent calls “The Art of Living.” The views of this property and its surroundings — one of the prettiest settings in all of Wilton, according to the agent, are not interrupted by utility poles and cables. The utilities for this property are underground allowing for unobstructed panoramic views. There are beautiful perennial gardens and blueberry bushes, and residents can relax on the large bluestone terraces from which to view beautiful sunsets.

“It almost feels like it’s in Vermont,” one person said during a recent open house.

The art of entertaining would also be appropriate for this house. It has ample parking to accommodate a long list of guests, an open floor plan, and two wet bars; one in the family room and one in the finished basement. There is also a dry bar with a beverage refrigerator on the covered, screened three-season rear porch, which has a door to an open covered porch and the backyard. Its cabinetry comprises reclaimed barn wood.

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STYLE: Custom colonial

ADDRESS: 150 Skunk Lane

PRICE: $2,100,000


FEATURES: 2.12-acre level and partially fenced property, first time on the market, heated in-ground ECOsmarte lap length gunite swimming pool, spa, large stone terraces, underground utilities, proximity to town and train, easy commute to the Merritt Parkway, professionally landscaped grounds, extensive gardens, whole house generator, California closets, Thermopane windows, underground sprinkler, two fireplaces, zoned heating, central vacuum, attached three-car garage, full partially finished basement, four bedrooms (all en suite), four full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Miller-Driscoll Elementary, Cider Mill Intermediate, Middlebrook Middle, Wilton High

ASSESSMENT: $902,860

MILL RATE: 27.77 mills

TAXES: $25,072

The front of the house is as attractive as the back with its professional landscaping of manicured shrubbery. The door of the covered front entrance is framed with sidelights and a transom and it opens into a two-story foyer. Inside, there are hardwood floors, custom millwork, a sound system, and built-in cabinetry and bookshelves throughout. Off the foyer there is a room that could be used as a formal living room but it is currently used as an office and has a wall of built-in cabinetry. On the opposite side of the foyer is the formal dining room, which has paneling on the lower walls and can also be entered through French doors from the spacious eat-in gourmet kitchen.

In the kitchen the features include a large center island/breakfast bar, granite counters, custom cherry Shaker cabinetry, a large stainless farm sink, built-in desk area, and high-end appliances, including a five-burner Dacor range. Step down into the family room, where there is a double-sided floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. This wet bar has a long counter, built-ins, and a beverage refrigerator. French doors open into a sitting or reading room, which has the other side of the fireplace and plantation shutters.

There are two sets of stairs down to the basement, one from the kitchen and one from the mudroom, which also has a laundry area, changing area for the pool, and a half bath. The wet bar on this level has a long granite counter, a beverage refrigerator and a wine cooler. This level has a media room with lots of room for a game or play room. It also has lots of closets and other storage.

On the second floor there are four bedrooms, all en suite. The large master suite has a deep tray ceiling, walk-in closet, bath, and a separate sitting room with a fireplace and French doors to a private balcony. Above the three-car attached garage there is a large bonus room with flexible usage. It has a wall of built-in window seats and cabinetry.

While the property is in a very private setting it is only about five minutes from Danbury Road (Route 7), Wilton town center and the train station. It is also only about 10 minutes from the Merritt Parkway.

For information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Nancy Budd of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-984-8922 or nancy.budd@raveis.com.