Like the children’s modern classic Rabbit Hill, whose name it borrows, newly constructed Rabbit Hill Lodge is set in Westport, Connecticut.
And the modern farmhouse, sited to take in sunsets and views of the Saugatuck River, does have its share of bunnies roaming the broad lawns of the tree-surrounded 2-acre site. All it’s waiting for is a buyer.
“This house really appeals to so many demographics,” says Danna Rogers, who with Jen Kass, has the listing at The Higgins Group Private Brokerage. “Young families with multiple bonus spaces and amazing play yard with award-winning schools, families with teens, empty nesters hoping to host family gatherings, weekenders and even families with older generations living with them.”
Ready for move-in by December and set at the end of a road, the property’s combination of privacy, quality construction and less than five-minute drive to shop-lined Main Street make it a rare find right now, Rogers says.
The custom home by Wormser Development offers 8,000 square feet of interiors featuring exposed beams, designer kitchen and bathrooms, wide-plank white oak floors and a floor-to-ceiling native stone fireplace. Bluestone patios and a deck expand the living space outdoors.
At the front of the house, a covered entry opens to a foyer. An open floor plan connects the living room, dining room, center-island kitchen and family room. A floating-style staircase leads upstairs. There are two fireplaces, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a powder room with a custom marble sink.
Designed for those who work from home and enjoy entertaining, the house includes a large bonus apartment above the breezeway-attached three-car garage. A finished cupola tops the metal roof.
The walk-out lower level leads to a 20-by-40-foot swimming pool with a spa to be completed by spring.
Masonry walls, built from stone found on the property, enhance the grounds.
The asking price for 5 Rabbit Hill Road in Westport is US $5.365 million.
Westport, located along Long Island Sound, is part of southwestern Connecticut’s Gold Coast. The upscale community is about 50 miles from New York City. The history-rich town has a commuter train station, cultural activities, shops, galleries, restaurants, beaches, golf and country clubs.
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