This Gothic revival masterpiece has been brilliantly enhanced to showcase the architectural details of an era of grand living by its current owner. Square paneled oak wainscoting, stained glass heraldic panels, intricately carved mahogany window and door frames, lead paned French doors and diamond shaped windows, barley twist balusters, and sweet Juliet balconies also echo a Tudor sensibility. The large scale of the living and dining rooms are balanced by the cozy settings of a fully paneled and book cased library and a modern TV nook. Behind the entertaining scenes are an unusually large butler’s pantry (complete with zinc and wood counters, a German silver sink, and a built in safe) and a comfortable country kitchen with propane fireplace and Tudor wooden door. An outdoor west facing porch, and an east facing bluestone patio, incorporate the outdoors to the entertaining script. With 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, an artist’s room, a family room and a laundry room laid on the 2nd and 3rd floors, the home is eminently livable for today’s need for in-home offices and digital learning. Or, more traditionally, overnight guests find hospitality here. Unusual for the era of this home, the basement now houses a wine tasting room and an equipped exercise area. Whether your desire is a weekend getaway or a full-time residence, let the romance of this property guide you home. Take a stroll down the street to the water. Old Lyme is located halfway between NYC & Boston.
Updated on October 8, 2020 at 8:29 am