"Kiss the milkweed"? Good Lord. We all have to make a living, but how can this writer, or her editor, sleep at night?
Singing swallows circling above the five-acre wildflower meadow swoop downward, barely skimming the surface of the infinity pool.
Rarely seen monarch butterflies kiss the milkweed that’s spread from the wildflower meadow to the blueberry patch, and the meadow is dotted with yellow flowers swaying alongside the tall grasses in the gentle breeze that somehow never stops, cooling the air even on the most humid of days. In a few weeks, a new color will grace the meadow as the seasons begin to change.
When the clouds disappear, the view from atop the gentle hill stretches all the way to Long Island Sound and beyond. Just last week, firework displays lit up the skies both near and far, twinkling in the distance and offering spectacular shows nearby.
Now, as the home’s owners settle into life as empty-nesters looking to downsize, the house is on the market for $7.5 million, the most expensive listing in Wilton, through Deborah Burnaman and Regi van der Heyden of William Raveis Real Estate’s New Canaan office. A public open house is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6. Burnaman said there has been significant interest in the home, which hit the market three weeks ago.
The buyer “will be somebody who appreciates — probably a small percentage — but somebody who appreciates the uniqueness of this,” Burnaman said. “Somebody who needs New York access but wants to feel like they can still be really in nature ... it is really unique.”
It looks like a pretty-neat house, built for (and subsequently sold by) race car driver Bob Sharp, of Bob Sharp Motors (from whom I bought a brand-new 1971 Datsun pickup, $2,000 all in, tax included), but the chances of any property fetching $7.5 million in Wilton are about the same as the 78-year-old Mr. Sharp coming out of retirement and winning the Indianapolis 500.