This Sudbury, Massachusetts, Home Offers Fine Details Throughout
On 24 acres in Sudbury, Massachusetts, a winding road leads to a private estate with beautifully landscaped grounds. “There is so much property in addition to the house itself, and we are even zoned for horses,” says the current owner of the home. Luxury touches on the grounds include three manicured gardens featuring a fountain, a tennis court with pavilion and two heated garages accommodating parking for six cars.
The Federal-style “farmhouse,” features approximately 12,000 square feet. “There’s something for everyone with this home,” says the current owner. “There is the ‘antique house,’ which is the more formal area of the home, and includes the entrance leading to the living room, a library to the left and a dining room to the right. The formal staircase in the center hall leads to the master suite on the second level, and an executive office on the third level. The architectural style of this portion of the home is Federal. More informal events take place in the relatively ‘modern’ spaces of the home, like the great room, the kitchen and breakfast area, as well as the screened porch. Because the kitchen contains a desk area it functions as a day-to-day office, and feels like the center of the home.”
The home also features an elevator and fine details like custom millwork, ornamental crown molding, intricate ceiling details, and hand-carved mantels.
“Visitors always comment on the great room,” says the current owner. “It was constructed using post-and-beam architecture and features a 22-foot vaulted and beamed ceiling. The massive stone fireplace houses an oval window in the center of the double-flued chimney. Built-in bookcases and an entertainment center for the large TV are reminiscent of Arts-and-Crafts style, and add even more interesting detail to the room. This room has the feel of a national park lodge — the scale is large, but the room still feels warm.”
The lower level has a connoisseur’s wine cellar, media room, bar, gym, sauna and guest suite with a private bath and sitting room. There is an additional barn/guesthouse with a kitchenette, bedroom and full bath.
“The lower walk-out level offers a wonderful entertaining space,” says the current owner. “Although not a dedicated home theater, there is a very large projection television behind a velvet curtain, as well as a billiards table and an over-the-top lacquered bar. The designers for this space are New Yorkers, and the idea was to give this space a New York City apartment vibe. The décor is a blend of art deco and modern. As a result, the lower level feels like a young, hip space!”
An additional barn/guesthouse with a kitchenette, bedroom and full bath complete the property, which is listed by Elise Siebert of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. for $9.9 million. This home was featured in the Fall issue of Unique Homes, on newsstands now.
Images Courtesy Elise Siebert.