Gated Waterfront Estate – Not on MLS

ABOUT THE PROPERTYThis Nantucket style cedar shingle custom colonial residence with Hamptons style beach stone driveway is an unrivaled masterpiece.With five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and approximately 6500 square feet of finished living space spread amongst four floors serviced by an inconspicuous, safe and silent elevator (from the Garden level with wine cellar to the private study), the builder’s thorough interest in the comfort and ease of the occupants is evident in a floor plan that flows with an ease and grace matched solely by the serenity of the surrounding vistas. Nearly every vantage reveals a spectacular view of the permanently preserved wildlife refuge, the fairways, sand traps and greens of the adjacent golf course or the waters of the Long Island Sound. Broad corridors, a grand staircase amid a soaring two-story entry hall lined with dramatically deep two inch raised paneling and nine foot ceilings throughout, demonstrate the builder’s proficiency for perfection.(More description below pictures.)Flawlessly finished with fixtures and surfaces requisitioned from Klaff’s, including all special order, hand-crafted custom tile, sculptured sinks, and fixtures beautifully blending form and function, this consummation assures a unique, dramatic and distinctive design and style not found anywhere else.The impeccable aesthetics marry graciousness to grandeur, combining classic and traditional architecture with a wealth of modern amenities. An advanced computerized Lutron® lighting control system provides simple and convenient yet intelligent and sophisticated control of the home’s interior and exterior lighting. Turn off every light in the house with a single button and control lights in another room from any switch. A complete command center remote control system feeds audio and video signals throughout the house. Ambient music flows freely from one living area to the next and outdoors. A Jandy Aqualink® control panel provides carefree automated or complete control of the pool, spa, heater, waterfall and landscape lighting. Provisions for high-speed Internet service have been made, an advanced detection security system provides an invisible blanket of protection for the entire home, and every bedroom has its own bathroom and it’s own climate control thermostat on a separate zone.ABOUT THE COMMUNITYMany are surprised to learn that Norwalk is a town increasingly popular for its rich culture and sophisticated lifestyle. Stretching along the Long Island Sound with safe and sandy beaches great for swimming and sailing, and magnificent mansions doting the coast, Norwalk is garnering a reputation as the “New” Gold Coast. Comparable in many ways to its better known neighbors like Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan, East Norwalk affords many of the same amenities and a lifestyle that have made these towns so desirable.A commitment to culture and appetite for the arts is evident in an array of symphonies, operas, chorales and concerts regularly heard in several performance halls. The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and Norwalk Concert Hall expose the region to some of the best productions outside of New York City. Theater is lively, with shows of all genres mounted on local stages, whether it’s the classics of the outdoor “Shakespeare on the Sound” or original plays at Golden Globe-winner Keir Dullea’s Theatre Arts Workshop. Hollywood is finding Norwalk the perfect place as well, filming the city in blockbuster films such as The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman, The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, and an upcoming film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.Year round, Norwalk’s calendar hosts art galas, antique shows, museum exhibits and festivals, including the Harbor Splash Festival, SoNo Arts Celebration, Oyster Festival (Norwalk is home to the nation’s largest oyster company), a Scottish heritage and athletics fest (complete with bagpipes and a hammer throw by competitors wearing kilts), the Lockwood Mathews Museum annual antique show, the Norwalk Boat Show (the largest in-water boat show on the East Coast), and programs at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center.With many historic and memorial parks, and quaint Bed & Breakfasts, Norwalk is renown for preserving its New England charm and was recently designated a “Preserve America Community” for its long history of dedication to historic preservation. A long list of sites on the National Register of Historical Places including three lighthouses (most notably the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, at the southern end of the Norwalk Islands) represents Norwalk’s rich history dating back to its beginnings in 1651.Today, Norwalk has a multitude of unique shops, art galleries and a collection of some of the finest and most diverse restaurants in the region (250 in all, featuring Italian, Spanish, Irish, Indian, Greek, French, and Japanese cuisines, among others, and steak houses and upscale grills, plus fresh seafood, gourmet pizza and microbreweries). For sure, fresh seafood and waterside dining is a city staple. And, in historic South Norwalk (SoNo), a restored 19th century waterfront village, one can find exceptional art and antique galleries and unique shoppes and boutiques offering upscale treasures.With a rich and sophisticated culture, an active arts and charity community replete with black-tie balls and fundraisers, and being located just 40 miles northeast of New York City, with easy access to highways, train stations and airports, it’s no surprise that Norwalk has been repeatedly recognized in national surveys as one of the best places to live.