Raspberry Hill, built in 1900, is a turn-of-the-century representation of a Colonial Revival. With the fundamental aspects of this period intact, the first sign of the special and refined details are evident as one is greeted by the porte-cochere (beautiful front porch).

From there, one steps up to the ornately designed wrap-around veranda — a true highlight of this home. With its incredible balustrade and column work, the veranda overlooks the sweeping lawn, specimen trees and seasonal views of Long Island Sound in the distance.

Raspberry1The tone is set for entrance into the stunning entry foyer with its grand staircase and detailed millwork. The Gatsby-esque feel is evident as guests are welcomed into this Connecticut country home, a home that exudes the charm and romance of yesteryear. The journey continues with large open spaces that flow beautifully into one another, ideal for entertaining family and friends — or even for a wedding. The high ceilings and over-sized windows create bright and open spaces. The custom millwork, reminiscent of the day includes fluted columns, entablatures, sidelights, transoms, dormers, leaded glass surrounds, symmetrical bay window areas, and a variation of layered crown moldings, to highlight a few.

The four second floor bedrooms, all with hardwood floors and oversized windows, also boast high ceilings. The master walk-in closet has French doors that open to a second floor porch with views of the magnolia, oak and Japanese maple trees that adorn the land.

The third floor, an ideal flexible use space, currently houses a second living room with built-ins, original full bath (complete with claw foot tub and oak breadboard surround), an office space and the fifth bedroom area.

Located at the crossroad of Beachside Avenue and Beachside Commons, Raspberry Hill is the trifecta of locations — it’s a walking distance to Burying Hill Beach, Greens Farms train station and Greens Farms Academy.

The home is listed at $2,995,000 by Penny Lyons, Al Filippone Associates @ William Raveis Real Estate, 203-671-9992, pennyl@afahomes.com.