Easton home designed for family living and the ‘porch life’

EASTON — The wrap-around porch at the front of 70 Soundview Drive is a magical place for homeowner Susan DiScipio.

The mahogany-cedar space has been the setting for many a happy times catching up with extended family, snapping first-day-of-school and prom photos and watching meteor showers and falling snow over a steaming mug of hot cocoa.

“There is a real indescribable atmosphere to porch life,” DiScipio said. “Everything that happens on the front porch is more memorable and meaningful. The front porch is our place to welcome and the place to wave goodbye.”

It is also the stepping off point for a thoughtfully constructed five-bedroom, farmhouse-style home custom built in 1998. Designed with feng shui principles in mind, the south-facing home is positioned for sunlight energy and harmonious room and front entrance elements, she said.

In addition to five bedrooms and three full and two partial baths, the home offers a flowing floor plan that features 65 windows for generous natural light. As a result, it boasts both sunrise and sunset views.

Built for family life, the home includes a welcome butler’s pantry, mudroom with cubbies for coats, boots and backpacks and built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. A 700-square-foot living space with private entrance could provide a retreat for a nanny or in-laws or serve as a home office or fitness space.

Set on 1.25 acres on a cul-de-sac, 70 Soundview is surrounded by mature landscaping, a picturesque rock wall border and pollinator friendly flower and organic vegetable gardens. While quiet and lightly wooded, the property is also close to the Fairfield border with quick access to the Merritt Parkway.

This house is on the market for $1.24 million.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Farmhouse

ADDRESS: 70 Soundview Drive, Easton

PRICE: $1.24 million

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9

FEATURES: five bedrooms, wrap-around front porch, fireplace, deck, separate inlaw/nanny living space, rock wall border, flower and organic vegetable gardens, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, butler's pantry, French doors, mudroom, three-car garage, underground sprinklers/utilities, central air and vacuum

SCHOOLS: Samuel Staples, Helen Keller, Joel Barlow

ASSESSMENT: $537,020

MILL RATE: 32.35

TAXES: $17,373

For details contact listing agent John Engel, of Brown Harris Stevens, at 203-247-4700 or jengel@bhsusa.com or Thomas Johns, of Brown Harris Stevens, at 203-984-6024 or tjohnson@bhsusa.com.

This story has been updated with the new price.