Custom-built contemporary colonial is close to the Borough, Mystic and Connecticut’s magnificent coastline

12 Lambs Way, Stonington, is on the market for $2.695 million. Melinda Carlisle, with Randall Realtors-Compass, is the seller’s Realtor. She is licensed in both Connecticut and Rhode Island. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

By Gretchen A. Peck

The five-bedroom contemporary-colonial home at 12 Lambs Way, Stonington, is listed for sale, with an asking price of $2.695 million. The 5,659-square-foot house, clad in Hardie Board siding, was custom built in 2016, and it’s being sold by the original owner, who was the general contractor on the project, according to the listing agent.

This five-bedroom home was built in 2016. The house, attached garage for three cars, and a must-see pool setting are sited between 1.15 acres. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

Melinda Carlisle, with Randall Realtors-Compass, is the seller’s Realtor. She’s licensed in both Connecticut and Rhode Island, and brokered deals for an untold number of unique coastal properties in the two states. Welcome Home asked Carlisle what stood out to her as special among the interiors at 12 Lambs Way. One of the things she immediately noted was the high ceilings throughout the house, and especially in the double-height family room, which has a soaring, 18-foot-high coffered ceiling. The dramatic yet cozy space has a fireplace and a media center cleverly tucked away behind easy-gliding barn doors.

“A home for entertaining,” 12 Lambs Way in Stonington has sought-after amenities, both indoors and among the 1.15-acre grounds. This gaming/billiards room has its own fully equipped bar, and there’s an expansive pool and spa—complete with a waterfall and grotto—surrounded by lush gardens and foliage for added privacy. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

The family room’s position just off the kitchen and breakfast room ensures that it’s one of the most popular and highly trafficked rooms of the home. The main-level floor plan also affords more formal living and dining rooms, as well. Wide entryways, with transom-topped embellishments, provide definition of the spaces without impeding on the flow or sightlines from room to room.

The double-height family room has a soaring, coffered ceiling, a fireplace, and an entertainment center cleverly tucked away behind easy-to-open barn-style doors. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

Complementing the kitchen, there’s a breakfast room that has exterior access to the outdoor living and dining areas.

For buyers in need of a home office space, there’s an office on the main level just off the family room, “not stuck off in a corner,” Carlisle noted.

The home’s primary kitchen has timeless décor, with white cabinetry, a tile backsplash, stainless appliances, and available seating on the island and a breakfast table area a few steps away. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

This property has the added distinction of having a studio apartment with two private entrances, a living room with a fireplace, one bedroom, a full bath and a kitchen. It’s perhaps ideal for adult children living at home, in-laws, parents, or long-term guests.

On the second floor are four family bedrooms—three with ensuite baths—plus the primary bedroom suite. The primary suite comprises the bedroom (with a fireplace), a dressing room, a walk-in closet, and a private bath with Carrera marble surfaces and radiant-heat flooring.

One of six baths, the primary bedroom suite’s bath is designed with a soaking tub and side-by-side vanity sinks. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

In addition to the second-floor bedrooms, this level also has a bonus room, a conveniently placed laundry and a sitting room.

In the partially finished attic level, the owners created an enchanting playroom for children. The house also has a full, unfinished basement.

Paneled walls, deep moldings, transom-window archways, five fireplaces (one wood-burning and four propane-fueled) and hardwood floors are found throughout the 5,659 square feet of living space. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

The backyard is what Carlisle refers to as a “pool resort.” Surrounded by an expansive pool patio, the 50-foot lagoon-style pool has a swim-in grotto and a waterfall. The complementary spa can accommodate up to 18 people.

For memorable gatherings, the next owners may enjoy hosting friends and family in the “conservatory” room, which has a full bar area and plenty of room for billiards and other gaming tables.

This home office is on the main level, just off the family room. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

Listing photos show the landscape in full bloom, with perennial gardens around the pool. An irrigation system keeps it all hydrated and lush.

The house, which has an attached garage with three bays, is sited on 1.15 acres. The property is in the Deans Mill school district, which graduates students to Mystic Middle and on to Stonington High.

The property has fun spaces for the entire family, no matter the age. A top-floor bonus room made a magical play space for the youngest members of the family and their friends. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

Carlisle described it as a quiet street in a cul-de-sac community. Besides having easy access to coastal destinations, the location of this home puts its residents within easy reach of downtown Mystic, Stonington Borough, and area amenities, such as golf, tennis, public parks and beaches.

Property: 12 Lambs Way, Stonington

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 6

Square Footage: 5,659

Acreage: 1.15

Asking Price: $2.695 million

Seller’s Agents: Melinda Carlisle, Randall Realtors-Compass; Mobile: (860) 460-8002; [email protected]

The property is just north of Rte. 1. An aerial perspective shows the close proximity to the water and the nearby Knox Preserve/Avalonia Land Conservancy. Photo: Michael Marsden Photography

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