For $5.2M, this 13-acre Connecticut compound has a lodge-style home, guest cottage, and greenhouse

For $5.2M, this 13-acre Connecticut compound has a lodge-style home, guest cottage, and greenhouse

January 7, 2021

All photos courtesy of Borgatta Photography

In Fairfield County, a 13-acre compound with a grand six-bedroom main residence, guest cottage, greenhouse, and a barn-style detached garage is now on the market for $5.195 million. Known as Byebrook, the sprawling property at 232 Newtown Turnpike was once home to late New York City real estate mogul Lawrence Wien, who used the property as a hunting lodge, as Westport News first reported. Surrounded by nature, the estate sits along the Saugatuck River and is near the Devil’s Den Nature Preserve, while still being just a 75-minute drive to Midtown Manhattan.

As a partner of the firm Wien & Malkin LLP, Wien held ownership or long-term leases of a number of major New York landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Equitable Building, the Plaza Hotel, and others.

The now-available property Wien owned in Weston once measured roughly 100 acres, KMS Partners agent Susan Seath told Westport News. The land was sold surrounding the home for development over the years, but the compound maintains a little over 13 acres.

The main house was constructed as a hunting lodge in the 1930s and has since been expanded and modernized. The living room serves as the center of the main residence and features stunning beamed, vaulted ceilings, original woodwork, an interior balcony, and a stone fireplace.

The first floor of the home features a cozy sunroom with a wall of windows and a ceiling fan, a family room, and an office with lots of natural light and wood details. There’s also a country-style eat-in kitchen with a massive center island and state-of-the-art appliances.

The open floor plan of the kitchen allows for a casual dining setting, while a formal and more intimate dining room is just one room over. In total, there are six bedrooms in the main home, all with hardwood floors and multiple windows.

The red-painted guest cottage contains four bedrooms and two and a half baths. The spacious home is perfect for “extended family, visiting families” or could be a rental, according to the listing.

Other structures on the compound include a heated detached barn-style garage with space for three cars and a functional greenhouse.

There is also a pool house next to the home’s Gunite in-ground heated swimming pool. The pool house is equipped with a kitchen, full bath, and changing rooms. A covered porch with a built-in barbecue area overlooks the landscaped grounds.

[Listing details: 232 Newtown Turnpike by Susan Seath for KMS Partners, Compass]


All photos courtesy of Borgatta Photography

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