Property Address: 4 Blue Mountain Road, Norwalk
Listing Price: $535,315
Status: SOLD @ $500,000 on February 14, 2017
Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Feet: 2,654
Garage: 1 Car Attached | Hardwood Floors | Excellent Condition | Fireplaces: 3
Most of the major websites where we (Realtors) market our listings has one major flaw - the inability to hear the true story of a home, before a buyer enters the home. Here is that true story of 15 New Canaan Way, from my perspective.
Recently, I have had the fortune of listing and selling homes that tend to have most of what today's buyer is looking for, and 4 Blue Mountain Road is no exception. Though the layout is unique, and the home has no basement, there are so many unique and wonderful features of the home.
When you drive up to the home, you immediately notice a large, well-manicured lawn and flower beds. There is a 1 car garage, a door leading to the garage, and a large front deck, perfect for sitting and enjoying your coffee in the morning, or in the evenings, as the sun sets at the back of the home, leaving a cool, shaded place for enjoyment.
When entering this well-maintained ranch, there is a formal dining room in front of you, a formal living room to the left, and the kitchen to the right. The hard wood floors track through all of these rooms, but the kitchen is what really catches the eye. As you enter this great room with high ceilings, with beams through the kitchen, a skylight letting in additional natural light, and recessed lighting. The kitchen itself is completely updated, with a large island, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a large chef-quality gas-stove, and more counter and cabinet space than you can imagine. There are many features to describe in this kitchen, but I will leave the rest to those who visit - for now, I will describe it as a 'caterer's quality kitchen'.
This kitchen is enhanced by the family room directly attached to it - a space also with high ceilings, and a comfy atmosphere. There is a fireplace at the center of the room, and access to the back patio as well as the laundry/mud room, garage, and half bath. This half bath is fully updated, and no work needs to be done in any of these spaces.
Into the living room, on the other side of the entrance, you find another comfortable room, with a large, brick fireplace at the center of the room. At the end of this room, you will find access to the three bedrooms, and two additional bathrooms. The bedrooms are all of large size, with other types of character, such as built-ins and a unique, re-purposed door from 5 Mile River connection in the master bedroom to its en-suite bathroom. Both of these bathrooms, the hallway bathroom specifically, are newly updated.
What really stands out in this home, is the multiple entertaining spaces that center on the large back patio. Before we exit the home, from the living room, there is a trapezoidal sun-room, with many windows and screens on either side. This room has slate floors, and wood beams above your head - it leads outside to this back patio,
Shaded by the trees of the woods, and the roofs of the home, this blue-stone back patio gets sunlight during the morning and afternoon, and is otherwise shaded throughout the evening. Not yet mentioned, but what really makes this space an excellent entertaining space, is that the home wraps around the patio, leaving the fully-fenced yard to do the rest of the work, creating immense privacy. There are spaces for a dry bar, the back of the fireplace is open so additional fires can be made - in other words, cooking in the back yard. The mature plantings, and flower beds, and the rest of this back yard round off a home meant for entertaining.
Not to forget, this home is in a neighborhood surrounded by large homes, and only a few minutes from different sorts of shopping parks, schools, and more.
This is no cookie-cutter home, and that is a beautiful thing. This home cannot be done justice without seeing it, as all the updated, finished spaces lend value to entertain in a way that was intended with the original builder. If you seek something that no other buyer can have, then this is the home for you.
We (Joe and Chris Balestriere) are Realtors in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our blog is meant to educate buyers and sellers and equip them with tools to get the most out of their Realtor, whether it is us or someone else. We focus on technology and how it enhances the work we do for our clients--we are not top CT Realtors by accident.