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Steeplechase Farm

By Brad Hvolbeck
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A stunning, expansive home is the centerpiece of a 12+-acre working horse farm, complete with an 8+ stall stable, indoor riding arena, grazing paddocks, run-in sheds and equipment garage with grooms' quarters. Designed by internationally recognized architect Paul Marchese, the house is faithful to the Shingle Style cottages in Greenwich, Newport, and other Gold Coast communities by the renowned nineteenth-century architect Stanford White.

With its relaxed broken symmetry, numerous open verandas, towers, and projecting bays, the home fits gracefully into the open natural site with panoramic views. The property, which borders conservation land that can never be disturbed, has magnificent two-state long-distance views from the top of the towers in the gambrel-shaped roofs. The home was thoughtfully designed with historical references and to maximize views from every angle.

This 2012 HOBI award-winning “Best Custom Home in Connecticut; 10,000–12,000 Square Feet” mixes tradition, an open floor plan, and innovative technology, including spray foam insulation and a geothermal heating and cooling system. There are four bedrooms with full baths, a luxurious first-floor master bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen, private library, workout studio, sauna, wine cellar, family room that also serves as an indoor cabana, four-car heated garage, and oversized pool. The attention to detail is beyond compare. This estate is one of a kind.