Dover House in South Kent, CT
This Property is For Sale
Town: South Kent, CT
Price: $5,900,000
Rooms: 12
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4 Full, 1 Half
Style: Other
Acreage: 13.26 +/- acres
Age: 2001-09
Dover House. Private North Spectacle Lake Waterfront Property. 4 Bedroom Pavilion-style House & Guesthouse. Gunite Pool. Formal Gardens. Views. 13.26± Acres.

North Spectacle Lake Waterfront property designed by world famous architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. Enter by the 1710 guesthouse with two separate guest wings including two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three fireplaces, laundry and office. Observe the Gunite pool as you wind down the picturesque drive past extensive, formal gardens designed by Miranda Brooks and Clive Lodge, a two-car garage to your right and dramatically situated on the water’s edge is the two square pavilion house with a pyramid-style roof, built on the stunning slopes of North Spectacle Lake. A cobblestone parking courtyard overlooks the magnificent, far reaching view of the lake and a granite, walkway leads to a double door front entrance. The formal entry features a 14’ domed ceiling and limestone and slate checkered floor. The cozy family room has a large fireplace, hand stenciled walls and a small kitchen with a pulpit design staircase that leads up to the formal living room. To your left is the grand salon sitting room with large windows all around and views of both the lake to the front and the formal gardens behind and a 19’ paneled tray ceiling and a late 17th century Florentine limestone mantle. To the right of the staircase is the dining wing. A hallway with limestone and slate floor leads you to the dining room with 19’ ceiling, floor to ceiling windows with Lesage curtains and limestone radiant floors and fireplace. A breakfast room with china/silver storage and pantry closet leads to an incredible state-of-the-art kitchen. The bedroom wing has wide floor boards milled from 18th century chestnut beams, ensuite baths, a fireplace in each room and views over the lake. This wing also includes an office with Indian-design fabric wall treatments and views of the formal garden. Once back at the front entrance courtyard overlooking the lake is the library. This structure has an entry door with an 18th century surround and a limestone and slate floor. The ceiling is 14’ tall and the octagonal room is 13’ wide. The library has a copper roof and overlooks the lake with steps leading down to the water's edge. There is access for boating, swimming or visiting your own Blueberry Island. Dover House sits on just over 13 acres and has shared boundaries with the Weantinogue Land Trust. Less than two hours from New York City Dover House is a true escape to beauty and nature and a grand lifestyle rarely seen today. The house is featured in the following books: Designing Paradises by Robert Couturier, The Finest Rooms in America by Thomas Jayne (featuring the dining room), Litchfield Style by Annie Kelly, Private Gardens of Connecticut by Jane Garmey and Gardens of Style by Janelle McCulloch.
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