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Hidden Norwalk Estate For Sale For $1.6 Million

NORWALK, Conn. — Every city has its hidden treasures, and Norwalk is no exception. A historic estate set behind a walled courtyard on one of the highest pieces of land in the city is for sale for $1.692 million.

The Mediterranean-style home at 33 Blue Mountain Road , on a hilltop at the end of a dead end street, was built in the 1920s. It original owners were Louis and Louise Lemaire, prominent members of Norwalk society who owned the Royal James Inn on East Avenue. The property initially encompassed more than 80 acres.

Built from terra cotta blocks with a stucco exterior and walls one foot in depth, the 7,334-square-foot home now presides over more than 1.5 acres of landscaped property. It features seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half-baths. The home, set on a southern exposure, has high ceilings and period details throughout, including archways and stained glass windows.

But there is no shortage of modern conveniences in this octogenarian, particularly in the chef’s kitchen, which has a commercial-grade range and refrigerator, as well as a butler’s pantry, large formal dining room and adjacent breakfast room.

There is also a large master bedroom suite with a fireplace and a private terrace.

For more information on the estate, email listing agent Michael Dinshaw .

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