Nestled in the woods overlooking the western part of Snipsic Lake sits a European-style mansion fit for a fairytale. The $3.5 Million, 9200-square-foot dwelling at 4 Viewpoint Lane boasts 14 rooms and eight bathrooms, not to mention an outdoor vanishing edge pool, small pond and waterfall, and a wooden pergola.
It’s a cross between an Italian villa and a home in the south of France – a building that Project Manager Scott E. Kozuch called the “Chateau de Ellington.”
And its a project that in 2007, garnered Tolland builder Alan D. Williams a prestigious state builders’ award.
The 3-story home comes with sparkling chandeliers, a built-in reef aquarium, a cherry wood library with a coffer ceiling, a cedar sauna and a patio and balcony looking over Snipsic Lake. The details are endless.
And what chateau would be complete without a wine cellar? In the lower level, a spacious, temperature-controlled room stores homemade wine in French oak barrels.
Most of the materials – ranging from Brazilian cherry wood used on stairway railings to fossilized Jerusalem limestone in the spa room, were carefully selected.
The 4 Viewpoint Lane home received a certificate for the best custom home in the 9,000-10,000 square foot category on November 6, 2007 in a statewide builder’s contest put on by the Home Builders Association of Connecticut.