WESTON, Conn. -- For homeowners looking to enjoy the luxury of a European villa, as well as own a piece of movie history in suburban Fairfield County, Coldwell Banker agent Gail Zawacki's not-yet-listed property at 12 Dogwood Lane in Weston offers an abundance of unique style and design.
Set back from the street on a cliffside four acre plot, the house's Mediterranean influence is complemented by stunning natural beauty. "Once you pass through the gates, you feel like you are in a European villa built by European aristocracy," said Zawacki. "The setting of the Italianate house embodies a world where everything is done to beyond perfection." The entire property possesses a remarkable attention to details, starting with the house's land.
The meticulous landscaping is designed in the style of venerable early American architects, Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Frederick Law Olmsted. The pathways and beds invoke a casual elegance, set to the backdrop of the breathtaking Saugatuck River Valley below. The house's patio contains a jaw-dropping pool, which seemingly hangs on the edge of the scenic outlook.
Inside, the house features extensive additions and upgrades, including a luxury Smallbone of Devizes kitchen and new California Closets. Additionally, the expanded garage space and a new crushed stone driveway welcome guests and homeowners alike.
The house also has a unique place in cinematic history. The stately residence and pool were featured in Burt Lancaster's 1968 film, "The Swimmer." For the saltwater-inclined, the home also comes with beach rights to Westport's Compo Beach.
"This house is truly one of a kind, just one hour to New York City," said Zawacki.
For a sneak peek of the listing, or to schedule a private showing, call Gail Zawacki at (203) 856-9949.