Captivating Splendor of "Restmore" - PRICE REDUCED

MLS #: N10163645
Listing Type: For Sale
Property Type: Residential
Price: $3,500,000
Location: 375 Warner Hill Road
Southport
Connecticut 06890
Style: Dutch Colonial
Year Built: 1911
Half Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size (acres): 5.5
Size (square feet): 6,900
Condition: Move in ready
Additional Out Buildings: Barn / Stable, Greenhouse
Submission Date: 10-19-2016
Last Update: 03-24-2017
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Agent Details: Nick Mastrangelo
Company Name: Weichert Realtors Regional Properties
Phone Number: 203-795-2351
Fax: 203-795-2752
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Majestically set on 5.5 acres atop Mill Hill overlooking Long Island Sound, is “Restmore.” This landmark dwelling is a custom-designed Cape Dutch style estate by renowned architect, Ehrick Kensett Rossiter. This estate was commissioned in 1910 by Dr. Ira DeVer Warner, Sr., founder of Warner Brothers Women’s Apparel Co. of Bridgeport. It is patterned after “Groote Schuur”, the Cape Town, South Africa summer estate of Cecil J. Rhodes, Britain’s famed “Empire Builder.” Rossiter blended into the Cape Dutch style his classic interior molding and fenestration trim detail to produce the quiet elegance of “Restmore”. Completed in 1912, “Restmore” boasts over 6900+ SF, with 11 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and 5 working fireplaces, both open and enclosed, heated porches all of which once enjoyed the company of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. a close friend of Dr. Warner. The property also includes a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, a classic Hodgson Playhouse, a barn with full loft, two-bay garage and maintenance workshop area. This magnificent residence has undergone an extensive restoration process, painstakingly preserved to its original grandeur. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, "Restmore" is being offered for the first time for sale.
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Main Entrance
Enter the home through an elongated enclosed porch with terra cotta floor, pergola type ceiling and Palladian windows which can be removed in the warmer months to capture the gentle off shore breezes.


Formal Dining Room
The formal dining room is finely appointed with elegantly trimmed built-in cupboards, fireplace and fully functional original butler’s call box.


Kitchen
The kitchen is open and spacious and exudes warmth from the large open hearth fireplace, wide-board floors, exposed beams and breakfast area. A stainless steel Wolf range and hood and Frigidaire refrigerator seamlessly blends 20th and 21st centuries.


Lawn View of Restmore
This rare and distinguished residence stands ready to begin a new chapter in its history with owners who appreciate its sense of heritage and who will continue the stewardship of this landmark historic home and carry forward Restmore’s restoration


View from Bedrooms
The grace and beauty of a bygone era come alive in “Restmore”, an exquisite custom designed Cape Dutch Colonial Revival estate, majestically set atop 5.5 acres on Mill Hill in Southport, Connecticut.






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