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March 19, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Stamford, Connecticut

By MidModMichelle

Hey folks! I’ve got an absolutely stunning mid-century modern home for you today out in the woods of Connecticut. The listing had me at soaring ceilings, walls of glass, original wood paneling, and terrazzo floors. And the setting is so picturesque and dreamy! It has a few updates but is still amazing and definitely worth a look!

This home is located at 165 Wellington Dr, Stamford, Connecticut on a 1.14 acre wooded lot and only a 50 minute train ride from Manhattan. It is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,671 square foot home built in 1956 that is being offered at $898,000. The listing is courtesy of Linda Sentementes at Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information and additional photos you can check out the listing here. From the listing:

Mid-Century stunner in North Stamford with walls of windows and a flowing floor plan opening up all the interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. This home features soaring ceilings, original mid century wood paneling, and spacious split-levels. In this 4,700+ square foot space, with four bedrooms and three and a half baths, you will find many more original details still in place. The living areas appear to bleed into one another, thanks to a unique multi level design. The walls of glass and floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room, brighten interior spaces promoting an open flow and verdant views. Other period details include gleaming original terrazzo floors, sloped beamed ceilings and two large brick hearths. In the living room there is a hand forged, hammered copper bar and an oversized fireplace clad with impressive copper sheet detail that anchors the room. Another hidden bar flanks the second dining area and an original, grand mid-century stained glass window in the living room creates a warm glow as the sun shines through. There is a large screened in patio at the back of the house just off of the family room. Other amenities include a 500 square foot professional artist studio. There is a sliding door that opens onto the second floor deck offering happy views of the surrounding forest and giving much inspiration for artistic endeavors. Living at 165 Wellington Drive one feels very far away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and the world…yet you are only 10 minutes from exciting downtown Stamford with its fabulous restaurants, shopping, nightlife, commerce and culture and a 50 minute train ride from Manhattan. This is a very special family home and also a great escape/retreat from New York City.

ADDITIONAL EXTERIOR

(All I can say is WOW!!)

FOYER

LIVING ROOM

(This room is gorgeous and I love the fireplace!)

KITCHEN, DINING ROOM & BAR

(Such a cool spiral staircase!)

DEN

(The floor and the windows!)

BEDROOMS

BATHROOM

(It looks like the vanity is original but with a newer sink/toilet.)

ARTIST STUDIO

(What a creativity inspiring space!)

This place is so gorgeous that I can overlook the updated kitchen. It’s rare to find a near million-dollar home (mid-century or otherwise) that hasn’t had the kitchen remodeled. I guess people really take to heart that kitchens sell homes! 😉 The décor has a very Bohemian feel with all the plants, art and different style furniture and I’m totally digging it. I do wish they had included photos of the other bathrooms. So what do y’all think?

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5 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Stamford, Connecticut

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    March 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Ooh! Pretty! It looks like it would be so peaceful and restful.

  2. Jonny Reply

    March 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful architecture! This house had to be absolutely shocking in 1956! The kitchen remodel is truly shameful though. Nothing in that kitchen would get saved.

  3. dkzody Reply

    March 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I love the art studio. I don’t do art, but I would love to have a space where I could leave my projects and the materials I’m using at the moment. Right now, I just have a corner in the officer where I pile my storytelling projects for first graders. This studio space would be wonderful, as is the whole house.

  4. Lisa Reply

    March 20, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Put a Keurig and a mini fridge in that studio and I’d never leave it. I agree that the kitchen update is a travesty. I love almost everything about this house, but I wonder if my husband would smack his head on the exposed beams in the master bedroom. Other than that, wow – what a dream home!

  5. Kara Billhardt Reply

    April 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my home on here! It is SO interesting to read the comments too!
    You would all be surprised at the comments many people who have come through here w their real estate agents have come up with.
    The one I keep scratching my head at is….they think the bedrooms are too small. REALLY? Why are they looking at a MCM home. That is the whole gig, living life together in the big open rooms, not sequestered off alone in a vast expansive bedrooms. One of the bathrooms is original to the home, 1956 blue from the tiles to the toilet. (not likely to be featured in the RE listing!) We bought this two years ago and the kitchen had been updated by the previous owners who built the house in 1956. The beams in the bedroom are very comfortable. My husband is 6’3″ and does not have any issues with them at all.
    The studio is a dream. Several artists from Manhattan& Brooklyn have been out here specifically looking at the studio.
    It’s funny, my house is very well priced, and yet when customers get here they always want more, i.e. completely renovated bathrooms, NEW kitchen, is the pool site approved??? (what pool site, we don’t have a pool, figure it out yourself) Etc etc. The home is a dream really and I know the right person will walk in and love it. It only takes one.
    Again my best to you and thank you for featuring us here :>

    Kara
    @thekgbstudio

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