FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. One hundred fifty-four acres of private, majestic property on the New Canaan/Wilton line, including an 8,000 square foot horse barn? Check. Double-kitchen with adjacent flower-cutting room? Check. Two helicopter landing areas? Check.
This property, Quiet Lake Estate , is for sale, and it can be yours -- for $42 million.
Presiding over the grand estate is a 10,000 square foot Tudor-style mansion built in 1928 and completely rebuilt in 1988. Laid out on its three levels are 17 grandly designed rooms, including a top-of-the-line kitchen with a Viking stove and warming oven. There are also 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. And what mansion would be complete without a wine cellar that holds more than 2,000 bottles?
There is, of course, much more. This is an outdoors and equestrian haven: the 154 acres of lush landscape includes two freshwater lakes, a pond and if your guests are feeling bored a fully stocked trout stream for authentic fly-fishing.
A free-form swimming pool (complete with a waterfall) sparkles in front of the pool house. And there are two separate 2,000-square-foot guest cottages if youre bored of your guests each containing three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen.
Your herd of horses will be happy with the five miles of twisting, turning gravel horse trails. Not to mention a mahogany-constructed, 12-stall barn that sits on the estate, with 8,000 square feet of interiors, including a bedroom, five bathrooms, a granite kitchen and an entertaining room -- complete with a wall of glass windows that overlooks a 10-foot waterfall. And a 295- by 85-foot riding arena, seven paddocks and a one-third-of-a-mile trotter track round out the equestrian facilities.
The eight-car garage also has additional storage space. But if driving doesnt intrigue you, there are two areas of the property that can accommodate a helicopter for the 18-minute flight to New York City.
You can check flower-cutting room, equestrian facilities and fly-fishing off your list of must-haves, and trot over to 144 Huckleberry Road.
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