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VIEWS

VIEWS OF LAKE and VIEWS OF SUNRISE

  • These photos haven't been retouched or enhanced other than stitching some together because the view is so expansive a camera lens can't capture it all.  The views in 'real life' are even more breathtaking - whether the sun is brilliantly shining, or the moon is silently reflecting on the lake, or the snow is softly falling, or every tree and shrub is turning soft green as they begin to bud, or in June when the mountain laurel blooms and the hillside is covered with white and pink, or the mist is so thick you can only see the trees directly outside the windows, it is always amazing
  • On the Fourth of July, you can stand in the safety, convenience, and comfort of your Great Room or on the back deck and watch fireworks being set off in many locations around the lake

 

FRONT/SIDE OF HOUSE:

  • Decorative electric light posts - two
  • Cast iron Japanese lantern; the inscription indicates it was made in the 16th or 17th century, with the Emperor’s name or the years he reigned; it is wired for light (electric switch inside foyer)
  • Wood-burning stove installed by Yankee Chimney and Service Company; New Fairfield Fire Department approved burning debris in it; original owner had a kiln there
  • Stone pathway leads to meditation garden on left, with curved concrete bench, and to Mudroom/utility room/craft room
  • Lights illuminate the front and sides of house; some are motion-activated, some are electric switch operated
  • Shed on right side of house contains propane generator that powers almost half the entire house (we needed it only once in eleven years)

 

VIEW OF BACK:   

  • There are entrances to the back deck from the house via the screened porch, exercise room, and office
  • Landscaping lights on roof  - illuminate deck and back yard
  • Stone patio the length of the back deck
  • Natural stone steps on left, center, and right sides lead down to lawn areas
  • Electric outlets on both ends of the deck
  • Deck is treated wood

 

ROOM BY ROOM

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All exterior doors are either solid wood or steel; all have deadlocks; one key fits all locks.
  • Full, monitored security alarm (motion/glass breakage/windows-doors) with ADT; two panels and one remote.
  • Windows are Andersen® High-Performance double-pane casement, awning, or double-hung windows – all with screens.  High energy efficient: the series of microscopically thin metallic coatings bonded to an inner airspace surface of the glass won’t roll up, crack, or wrinkle.  The space between the panes is filled with Argon gas to restrict heat flow through the glass.  Helps keep the heat in when it’s cold out; helps keep you cool when it’s hot, regardless of the angle of the sun.  In the winter, Andersen® High-Performance windows are 33% more energy-efficient than common double-pane windows.  In the summer, they are 13% more efficient
  • Lennox HS20 central air conditioning unit; is rarely needed - the house stays so cool with the Andersen®  windows and the number and placement of the many windows provide excellent cross ventilation
  • Window shades are Hunter Douglas Duette® Top-Down/Bottom-Up ¾” Honeycomb Horizon Duolite anti-static
    (Office has Top-Down ¾” Twilight Single Cell Honeycomb Continuous Loop Control)
  • Every room including the garage and basement excluding the office has one or more ceiling fixtures
  • Insulation in ceilings and walls is glass wool - “Thanks to its intertwined flexible fibers, glass wool offers excellent fire-resistant properties, as a thermal insulation material and is also widely used as an absorbent material in acoustic treatments such as sound insulation, absorbent ceiling tiles; its light weight, flexibility and elasticity make it easy to install, which is another essential condition for effective insulation; Glass wool is an excellent heat insulator”
  • Depth of private freshwater well is 250'; recovery rate is 6 gallons per minute - three times that required by Connecticut State regulations; "Excellent" per Eastern Water Development Company
  • Concrete foundation

 

ENTRANCE TO HOME

Foyer – 10 x 10 feet   

  • Front door side lights are Andersen® casement windows
  • Shades are “Natural Woven Roman Shades with Valance” custom treatment by Castec, Inc.; hand-crafted from rich natural reeds, grasses, and bamboo from around the world; with matching privacy lining
  • Floor tiles are porcelain – a unique type of ceramic tile that is stronger than ordinary ceramic tiles or even granite; fired at extreme temperatures; very easy to maintain, fade resistant (extra tiles in basement)
  • Two closets (29” x 59” and 40” x 64”)
  • Elegant glass globe ceiling light

Wood-burning Stove– area 9 x 10 feet

  • Country Flame:  design B-6 – High efficiency, large firebox, brass cool-touch handle, with optional gold trim; beautiful embossed large glass window provides an excellent viewing of the fire as it burns; surrounded by brick wall (one winter, using just the wood stove, we heated the house to 60 degrees; made coffee and soup on top of the wood stove)
  • Acres of trees on the property providing personal supply of firewood
  • Elegant glass globe light fixture
 

GREAT ROOM (living, dining) – 23 x 28 feet: 

  • Two upright beams between kitchen and Great room and the long horizontal beam across roof line have either an inner composite structure or steel beam; they are extremely strong
  • Maple floor
  • 34 x 8 feet high Andersen® windows overlook a 30 mile view of Candlewood Lake; between the house and the lake, there is not a house to be seen; lower bank of Andersen® windows allow view to be enjoyed while sitting comfortably across the room, without having to get closer to windows
  • Hinged patio door to screened porch is Andersen® High-Performance double-pane with Herculite tempered glass

KITCHEN – 11 x 28 feet:

  • Cherry wood cabinets; adjustable shelves; Knape & Vogt/Fenney
    • Slide-out Waste and Recycling Double Bins (two:  one by sink, another in tall closet)
    • Slide-out Double Drawers (two:  one on either side of cooktop)
  • Italian floor tiles (16” squares) and backsplash (12” squares) of Imola Single-Fired Mono-cottura Monoimola Ceramic tiles with decorative borders (extra tiles in basement)
  • Granite countertops
  • Brick wall between kitchen and Great Room and between eating area and wood-burning stove
  • Jenn-Air Cooktop has 6 burners; the burners can be replaced with the included indoor grill and/or a wok inserts
  • Jenn-Air microwave and wall oven
  • Deep cherry wood drawer beneath wall oven
  • Kenmore Elite dishwasher
  • The two cherry wood pantry cabinets across the end wall of kitchen together measure 81'' wide x 83'' high x 16'' deep; inside the left cabinet doors are organizer shelves for canned goods, etc.
  • 43” x 53” Andersen® High-Performance double-pane double-hung window allows easy access from kitchen to serving counter on screened porch:  makes serving food and cleaning up so convenient
  • Therma-Tru® tempered dual-pane Premium Steel door to screened porch; security constructed of durable 24-gauge electro-galvanized steel with a wood lockblock for secure mounting of hardware, patented security strike plate strengthens the entire door system; Energy Efficiency: solid polyurethane foam core offers an insulation value five times greater than wood

Butler’s pantry – 8 x 10 feet: 

  • Granite countertops
  • Cherry wood cabinets; adjustable shelves; Knape & Vogt/Fenney
    • Adjustable Round turn-tables (“lazy susans”) – two
    • Adjustable Kidney turn-tables (“lazy susans”) – two
    • Slide-out Double Drawers
    • Electric outlet on back wall of cabinet under window; allows appliances to remain plugged in A/C outlet  (use caution when using or re-storing hot appliances)
  • One of the cherry wood cabinets is designed for tray storage
  • Three drawers are beneath the granite countertops; one is oversized
  • 46" x 38" Andersen® casement windows look out to front of house
  • The space above the cabinets provides additional storage

Eating area

  • The eating island is made of solid mahogany:  66” wide x 46” deep x 1.5” thick
  • Cherry wood cabinet underneath the mahogany table top is 49” wide x 26” deep x 34” high; wide doors open from both sides, giving complete access to the space
  • Brick wall between wood stove and mahogany table
  • Light fixture overhead is on a dimmer switch
  • Cable outlet

 

FULL BATH – 8 x 10 feet - 1st of three

  • All the cabinets are cherry wood
  • Kohler sink, toilet, and shower
  • The shower is 42” wide and 30” deep (inside measurements) with molded shelves and seating
  • 46" x 38" Andersen® casement windows look out to front of house
  • Closet is 26" x 57"

MUDROOM/UTILITY ROOM/CRAFT ROOM – 7 x 19 feet:

  • Deep work sink
  • 46" x 57" Andersen® casement windows overlook front of house
  • Solid wood door out to small deck, to meditation garden with curved concrete bench, pathway to driveway – great for bringing in groceries

 

SCREENED PORCH – 15 x 20 feet:

  • Cable outlet, phone jack, several electric outlets
  • Built-in serving counter beneath large pass-through 43" x 53" Andersen® High-Performance double-pane double-hung window which allows easy serving and clearing access from kitchen
  • Two doors onto screened porch from house:
    • From kitchen area:  Therma-Tru® tempered dual-pane Premium Steel door to deck; security constructed of durable 24-gauge electro-galvanized steel with a wood lockblock for secure mounting of hardware, patented security strike plate strengthens the entire door system; Energy Efficiency: solid polyurethane foam core offers an insulation value five times greater than wood
    • From Great Room:  Andersen® High-Performance double-pane hinged patio door with Herculite tempered glass

Side Deck - 29 x 45 feet

  • Propane hook-up (line from 500 gallon tank) ready to be connected for gas grill
  • Task lighting over grilling area
  • Miniature Spotlights along deck railing
  • Three landscaping lights directed up at trees behind pool
  • Pool equipment shed
  • Deck is treated wood

Heated Pool – 18 x 33 feet

  • Aqua Cal AeroTemp ATS 12000 Heat Pump Pool Heater; advanced micro computer controlled with digital display, programmable thermostat and service analyzer; highly efficient, cost effective; processes sun's free energy, extracting heat from the sun-warmed air and transfers it to the pool water; heats pool water for up to 80% less than heaters that create heat
  • New filter pump in 2007

 

MASTER SUITE

Bedroom - 16 x 17 feet 

  • Cable outlet
  • 55" x 70" Andersen® casement windows overlook side garden
  • 68" x 79" PPG Herculite® tempered safety glass sliding door to office (125-year-old PPG, the most trusted name in safety and security glass, introduced Herculite® in 1938)

Full bath - 2nd of three

  • Cherry wood cabinets
  • Kohler Caribbean Cast iron Bathtub
  • Kohler sink and toilet
  • 46" x 38" Andersen® casement windows overlook front of house
  • 25" x 63" closet

Exercise room - 12 x 12 feet

  • 12 foot mirrored wall
  • Cable outlet
  • Therma-Tru® tempered dual-pane Premium Steel door to deck; security constructed of durable 24-gauge electro-galvanized steel with a wood lockblock for secure mounting of hardware, patented security strike plate strengthens the entire door system; Energy Efficiency: solid polyurethane foam core offers an insulation value five times greater than wood
  • Second Therma-Tru® tempered dual-pane Premium Steel door to office

Office - 14 x 15 feet

  • Andersen®  High-Performance double-pane 69" x 77” sliding patio door with Herculite tempered glass with Andersen®  screen
  • Power Awning:  Durkin’s Maxi Style motorized 15 foot 10 inch wide retracting awning of 100% acrylic Sunbrella material with protective hood; power switch inside office
  • Cable outlet

Her walk-in closet - 7 x 15 feet

His walk-in closet - 7 x 20 feet:

  • Steel door directly into garage

Laundry room - 8.5 x 12 feet: 

  • Two closets - each 24” x 64” with shelves and clothes bar
  • 46" x 38" Andersen® casement windows overlook front of house

UPSTAIRS/GUEST SUITE:

Hallway – 17 x 3 feet:

  • The long bank of windows is 14 feet by 33 inches; provides wonderful view of the gabled roofs and Candlewood Lake
  • As with all the other windows in the house, the eaves overhang enough that the windows can be open when it is raining unless it is very windy

Bedroom – 10 x 13 feet – 2nd of three:

  • Walk-in closet - 39” x 53” - with three shelves and clothes bar
  • 45" x 87" Andersen® High-Performance double-pane casement windows overlooking front of house and Squantz Pond

Linen closet – 28” x 33”:

  • Lined with shelves

Full Bath – 8 x 10 feet – 3rd of three:

  • Kohler sink, toilet, and shower
  • 45" x 26" Andersen® High-Performance double-pane casement window overlooking front of house and Squantz Pond

Bedroom – 13 x 17 feet – 3rd of three:

  • Andersen® High-Performance double-pane:
    • 45" x 87" casement windows overlooking front of house and Squantz Pond
    • 45" x 54" casement windows overlooking pool area
    • 22" x 105" awning windows overlooking pool area
    • 22" x 21" awning window overlooking Candlewood Lake
  • Closet - 22” x 47” with shelf and clothes bar
  • Cable outlet

BASEMENT 2,551 sq. feet

  • Entry from outside level ground:  Guardian Steel door
  • Entry also from inside house
  • Andersen® High-Performance double-pane awning window
  • Nutone CV450 Central Vacuum System Power Unit; delivers excellent cleaning performance from dual motors and a combined 2 1/2 horsepower rating; 6-gallon capacity; easily handles homes up to 6,000 sq. feet (Harmony Farms is 3,401 sq. feet)
  • Lennox Pulse Propane Furnace
  • Bradford-White Gas Hot Water Heater
  • Deep work sink
  • Worktable 25” x 72”
  • Lots of lighting
  • Amazing natural rock formations make it a truly special basement

GARAGE - 20 x 24 feet:

  • Attached
  • Two car
  • Two separate, automatic doors
  • Electric outlet
  • Water faucet

 


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