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Tuesday, December 12 Real Estate

Wilton contemporary has been extensively renovated

Billed as a “modern retreat,” the five-bedroom contemporary ranch-style home at 28 Calvin Road in Wilton has been listed by Realtor Debbie Fink of Realty Seven for $1.149 million. The owners recalled what appealed to them about the property when they were house hunting.

“We loved the huge, open living spaces, but also its use of wood, river rock, light and water to give an immediate connection with nature. Its play with mahogany, travertine marble, stone and muted-color tones gave a modern elegance that was also tranquil,” the seller recalled.

The current owners purchased the property in 2003 and embarked on a total transformation of the 2.01-acre lot and the house. They estimate that they invested more than $700,000 in the renovation work.

“It is basically new construction, as the main structure was taken down to the studs and rebuilt with energy efficiency and low maintenance in mind,” the owner said. “Old appliances and light fixtures, hollow doors, antiquated baths and counters were all replaced with an eye toward timelessness.”

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The exterior of the home was improved, as well. New stucco was applied. A new roof went on, and both the patio and deck were refurbished.

Hardwood floors are found throughout the home, and as is customary with contemporary homes, glass plays a starring role in most rooms. The entire rear of the home is glass lined and looks out to the backyard terrace and tranquil poolscape.

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Address: 28 Calvin Road, Wilton

Price: $1.149 million

Number of Rooms: 15

Features: This 5,201-square-foot renovated contemporary has five bedrooms, four full baths and a powder room. The public rooms enjoy an open floor plan, and the lower level is finished and may be used for bonus rooms, such as recreation room or home office. There is a stone terrace and a heated pool.

Schools: Cider Mill School, Middlebrook School, Wilton High

Walking through the home takes guests through the open floor plan concept with a living room that flows into the dining area. Both spaces enjoy a wood-burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen has white cabinetry with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including a double oven. In keeping with the open flow, the kitchen opens directly to a cozy family room.

The master suite — one of the home’s five bedrooms — has a spacious bath with two vanity sinks, a large walk-in shower and a deep soaking tub.

The home’s lower level is finished and carpeted, making for great bonus space that may be used for recreation, a playroom, home office or some other intention.

“The outside landscaping was completely redone, including the driveway installation, various gardens, a dry well, river rock walkway and exterior plantings,” the seller noted. Accent lighting was also added for practical reasons, as well as for aesthetics and ambiance.

“Our land has a natural perimeter of trees and some stone, but allows for playing sports on a flat field in the backyard, and offers lots of parking for hosting,” the seller said. “We love the Japanese-based landscaping and think it fits the house, but it is also practical for low maintenance and deer proofing. We enjoyed family dinners surrounded by the privacy of the trees and garden in the backyard.”

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And, naturally, the pool has been a wellspring of good times for the residents.

“We love to entertain, so having the courtyard connected to the great room, open kitchen and patio is ideal. These are active areas of any home, so you appreciate when they flow,” the seller said.

During their tenure here, they hosted holiday get-togethers, charity dinners, meetings and more intimate occasions with just a few friends.

The property also includes guest accommodations, which has been leveraged not just for visiting relatives, but also for kids’ recreational space or as a home office.

The location of the property is also noteworthy. The seller pointed out that it’s easy to access transportation routes, including Route 7 and the Merritt Parkway.

“We have loved Wilton,” the seller said. “[It is] a beautiful town and friendly community, offering local treasures in theater, social events and outside parks and trails.”

Listing agent: Debra “Debbie” Fink, Realty Seven; (203) 858-4806 cell; fink@realtyseven.com

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