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House of the week

Did you all know Frank Sinatra owned a house in Weston? Me neither! What is happening in that town? All these strange mansions and celebrity estates. Apparently Frank and Mia Farrow rented it during the 60s. Supercool. All you need is $6M and you can own this place!

6 beds, 8 full and 4 half baths, 12,536 sq ft on 10 acres of land. Taxes $100,558.

Stunning entry with direct river frontage.

It’s a little busy and heavy for me, done by a professional interior designer, you better love the black and white scheme bc it’s everywhere.

60-inch Grand Palais La Cornue six-burner range, a steam oven, warming drawers, Carrara marble and honed Absolute granite countertops, two-story tin ceiling, paneled barrel vault and cove lighting. La Cornue’s Grand Palais range provides your kitchen with six feet of handmade cooktop range, a lava rock grill, electric plates, natural convection gas oven and electric oven. Cast iron, steel, solid brass and porcelain enamel come standard. The base cost is $47,300.

Love this space for storage but I wish they had done either the backsplash or the floor not  both.

Dining room design seems little odd. Doesn’t match the rest of the house.

Well, talk about busy and heavy design! I would have removed these drapes, used lighter colored couches with black and white pillows and throws.

Joy Tribout, one of my favorite interior designers, uses black a lot but in a really chic and tasteful way.

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Joy Tribout design

Back to the October Hill house: I think the house was completely renovated in 2010. Not sure if they did anything here. SO much going on.

Much prefer this bath though I am not sure what those dress forms do there.

I think I recognize some pieces from RH here. Hmmmm.

Whichever child is not behaving will get this bathroom.

Much better.

A little English country. There sure is a huge variety of styles to choose from.

I like the bar/pool area and the movie theatre which has candy concession stand, silk wall coverings and a fortune telling machine!

There’s also a Gunite in-ground infinity edge swimming pool; spa; a cabana with a gourmet summer kitchen; and an outdoor fireplace and separate pizza oven.

According to AP News: As one enters this waterfront dream property from the first of two gated driveways, the rear of the house, with its grand staircase and three tiers of hand-quarried Versailles patterned stone porches, comes into view. The long and winding driveway passes along the far side of the river and then crosses the river via the bridge that was specially built to accommodate the weight of emergency vehicles, should they ever need to be called into service.

 

House of the week – we are back to Weston!!!

I can’t even describe this house, you have to see it to believe it. I cannot recall the last time I alternated between OMG! and WTF? from one photo to next. Like I cannot understand what took place there. The history of the house is pretty odd too, it is not currently listed but that the last realtor who had the listing for $2.8M seems to be advertising it for $1.9M but all sites say off market. Zillow even suggests a price of less than $700K which is totally ridiculous for this McMansion. Here’s more info on this listing.

First things first: 5 beds, 9 (!) full baths and 2 half baths, 10 651 sq ft (with lower level its 12 000 square feet), its a custom Georgian colonial (my faves). Love the entrance.

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This might be too fanciful for most but I totally love this circular entry and the waterfall. I know, it can’t be helped.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

Garages: 5 bays! We have 2 and I wish we had 3 but gosh 5. All that crap that a family of four has can go in there! Sigh. Love the tile detail there, too.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

I really want to focus on this gorgeous gorgeous wrap around deck, my husband would so love this. How beautiful is that statue? But my eyes are hurting from all that blue. I am sure its something expensive and modern but just do damn jarring.

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Beautiful pergola and porte cochere. How fantastic for outdoor entertaining!

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

I kind of like that sculpture but please remove that furniture. Look across to the right – thats the indoor pool.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

Here it is. Kind of awesome, can you imagine swimming there when its snowing outside? The mural on the ceiling though…. I think the chandeliers would actually work and be really stunning but the clouds have to go, I am sorry.

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Master bed apparently has 4 closets. Yes, please. Gorgeous. Just perfection.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

I don’t understand what we are looking at here. Is this the master? Whats under the bed? Is the TV built in at the foot of the bed? All the crystal chandeliers and murals and sculptures and now we do shiplap and elephants?

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Is this the selfie room? I need one.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

Found an older photo of this room. Def a selfie room. Notice the luggage in the corner.

No words. I hope there’s a massively ornate chandelier having all over this. NJ real housewives would be so jealous.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

So this is clearly a cozy country estate kitchen with a french vibe. With black appliances. Hmm. The room is huge and so is the island. I’d paint the cabinets, update the counters and appliances and toss the curtains, have a massive tag sale and it would lovely when cleaned out.

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Nice laundry room!

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

Dining room

Living area.

This is a mudroom? Because there’s a pair of rain boots? Right? Whoever was in charge of window treatments in this house clearly had identity crisis. Or just crisis.

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Bitch we are busy working people is a theme of this room. Couldnt the realtor remove the trash can from photos?

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Another office.

So pretty. Looks like motorized window shades and probably another cloud mural. Doesn’t bother me here, it looks so relaxing here.

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One of the closets

Master bath probably?

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Vanity area

Library or sitting room.

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And ladies, the piece de resistance. I die. I just die.

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

61 Singing Oaks Dr, Weston, CT 06883

Massive gym

The deck overlooks 1600 sq ft guest house and the indoor pool area has a massage room, fireplace and sauna! I would so love a sauna… Taxes are $72,000.

 

House of the week – Weston

When I started writing these Wednesday House of the Week posts I imagined I’d find all sorts of interesting homes at various price points but it really hasn’t been the case. So many homes around Fairfield County look great from the outside and/or have a beautiful location but then you get inside and list of updates is miles long. Outdated narrow oriental stair runners, cherry cabinets, brass shower fixtures from 80s, etc. Happy to report though that 2 homes featured here are already under contract! Yay!

This week’s house is in Weston: 6 beds, 6 baths, almost 9000 sq.ft.

I know lot of people prefer to have the pool right close to the house, easy access to kitchen and bathrooms but it is nice to have it farther away so you are not looking at closed pool 9 months out of the year. I really like the circular driveway also.

Home office: I like the dark wood and white paint combo, modern but warm and welcoming.

Not the largest kitchen but nice view of the fireplace.

Living area is really spacious, the butler’s pantry is off to the side. 2nd fridge is in there too. I am seeing some newer homes combining pantry and butler’s pantry with 2nd fridge and double ovens.

I don’t know how they watch the TV but it nice not to have it over the fireplace and dominate the room.

Master bath is outdated for $1.8M, esp that tile.

Did the tile shop have a sale they couldn’t say no to?

Pool area

More details here.