Wilton’s most expensive real estate ad


NORWALK — Singing swallows circling above the five-acre wildflower meadow descend, barely skimming the surface of the infinity pool.

Rarely seen monarch butterflies embrace the milkweed that spreads from the wildflower meadow to the blueberry patch, and the meadow is dotted with yellow flowers swaying along the tall grasses in the gentle breeze that never stops, cooling the air even on the most humid days. . In a few weeks, a new color will grace the prairie as the seasons begin to change.

When the clouds clear, the view from the top of the gentle hill stretches out to Long Island Sound and beyond. Just last week, fireworks lit up the skies near and far, twinkling in the distance and providing spectacular displays up close.

Appropriately nicknamed Magic Mountain – by whom is unclear – the property at 121 Middlebrook Farm Road is said to be located atop the highest point 10 miles from the coast on the entire east coast, i.e. according to racing driver and original owner Bob Sharp, and “a random postman”.

Now, as the home’s owners settle into life as empty nests looking to downsize, the home is on the market for $7.5 million, Wilton’s most expensive listing, per l through Deborah Burnaman and Regi van der Heyden of the New Canaan office of William Raveis Real Estate. . An open house is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 6. Burnaman said there has been considerable interest in the home, which hit the market three weeks ago.

The buyer “will be someone who appreciates — probably a small percentage — but someone who appreciates the uniqueness of this,” Burnaman said. “Someone who needs access to NYC but wants to feel like they can still truly be in nature…it’s truly unique.”

At the top of the path that winds through the meadow, the house is at first discreet. Built at the bottom of the hill, the circa 1979 Japanese-style Mid-Century Modern home was designed by Richard Bergmann, a renowned New Canaan architect who designed several Mid-Century Modern homes in the area, although that it has been considerably renovated and enlarged since then.


Inside, the welcome is anything but subtle. Less than three steps from the door, visitors are greeted by sweeping views of the meadow and sound beyond, framed by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. A massive skylight illuminates the indoor saltwater pool which is the focal point of the open plan living area and floods the rest of the living space with natural light.

The 6,300 square foot home is powered by geothermal and passive solar energy and draws heavily on the mid-century modern concept of blurring the lines between the outdoors and the indoors. The lower level, for example, opens up to the outdoor pool, and the rough tile used on the exterior continues a few feet inside before transitioning to smooth, polished tile.

“You feel like you’re one with nature wherever you are,” Bernaman said.

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