The house at 15 High Point Road is no longer the mid-century modern it was when first designed and built by architect Victor Civkin in 1956.
In 2002, 80 percent of the house was torn down and it was completely rebuilt and restored over the next year by architect Ray Sullivan, who was inspired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Sullivan made sure the house is in harmony with its 1-acre Westport property and he gave it walls of glass to admire the surroundings. The square footage of the contemporary house in the Fairfield County Hunt Club neighborhood was increased, including the addition of a second story.
Now the house has 6,224 square feet of living space including five bedrooms — three of them en suite while two share a Jack-and-Jill bath. There are a total of nine bathrooms, two of them half baths.
The house is great for entertaining, with a flowing, open floor plan and more than seven areas in which to congregate inside and out. The grounds contain a Gunite in-ground swimming pool with a spa and cabana and three bluestone patios, one of which is in the front of the house and runs the length of the house. The pool can be accessed from the main and lower levels. The cabana has a kitchen but no stove.
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There are four bedrooms on the main level. The master bedroom has its own dedicated wing on the second floor and features his-and-hers baths, balconies and walk-in closets. There is another room on that upper level, which could be used as a sitting room for the master or as a common household area that could function as a television or media room, office or work-out space.
The rebuild gave the house and property a unique character. The landscaping of boxwood hedges, stone accent walls, and red brick pillars give the front approach of the house a more formal appearance while the landscaping and other features in the back provide a much more casual atmosphere.
The front entrance is wider than that of the typical house. It has French doors that open to the foyer, which has slate flooring with a natural stone border that gives way to broad board Brazilian Cherry wood floors throughout most of the house. This design element on the foyer floor is repeated in the backsplash of the chef’s kitchen, serving as a subtle unifying factor.
The first floor has almost 5,000 square feet of space. The formal living room features a built-in console of shelving, cabinets and drawers that fills one wall. It also has a visually interesting ceiling that resembles a coffered effect but with a bit of an artistic twist.
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ADDRESS: 15 High Point Road
FEATURES: located on a cul-de-sac, Gunite in-ground swimming pool with spa and cabana,1-acre level property, bluestone patios, Brazilian Cherry floors, wet bar, central vacuum system, insulated Thermopane windows, skylight, two fireplaces, balconies, pantry, large circular driveway, extra insulation, porch, shed, exterior lighting, three-car attached garage, five bedrooms, seven full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
MILL RATE: 18.09 mills
The dining room is circular and contains one of the home’s two fireplaces, as well as built-ins and a wet bar. The family room has the other, a gas log fireplace.
The kitchen has ceramic tile flooring, a breakfast area, granite counters, a pantry, a counter area with double-sided, glass-front, floating cabinets and French doors to the backyard.
The house has two laundry rooms, one on the main level and the other on the lower level, where there also is a play or game room.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Mark Gilrain of Halstead Property at 917-287-2451 or email@example.com.
Saturday, December 19, 2015