$12M modern home in Connecticut has a Greek temple-inspired amphitheater

$12M modern home in Connecticut has a Greek temple-inspired amphitheater

April 30, 2021

All photos by Randy O’Rourke

A sprawling property in Connecticut that has a five-bedroom main residence, a 50-seat Greek-style amphitheater, tennis courts, and an indoor-outdoor pool, all spread across 100 acres, is on the market for $11,950,000. Designed by Gray and Organschi Architecture, the modern gem at 46 Senff Road was actually built into the hillside, constructed with a mix of granite, limestone, and Alaskan cedar to fit more seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

The 15,000-square-foot main house consists of five bedrooms and four full and five half baths. A huge living room with two seating areas anchors the residence and a fireplace, one of 12 total in the home.

A central courtyard, expansive formal dining room, and open-floorplan chef’s kitchen make it an ideal place for parties and events. There’s also a cozy breakfast nook with pond views.

The main bedroom boasts arched birch slat ceilings, custom millwork, and teak window frames, as well as a private patio. The four additional bedrooms are found in the separate guest wing of the home.

On the lower level of the home, 8,000-square-feet is dedicated to activities. This includes an indoor pool that can become an outdoor pool by opening the doors, changing rooms, a squash court, a movie theater, a wine room, and a gym with a sauna.

Also on the property is a two-story “tennis house” that overlooks the lighted tennis courts and has places for guests to sleep, cook, and watch the match below.

One of the most unique features of the home is the architectural folly, a limestone 50-seat amphitheater built to resemble a Greek temple. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the untouched landscape below. No photos of the amphitheater were provided, but you can check it out in the listing.

Located in the rural town of Washington in Litchfield County, the home is about a 90-minute drive from New York City.

[Listing details: 46c Senff Road by Kathryn Clair and Kathryn Clair Bassett for William Pitt Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty]


All photos by Randy O’Rourke

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