Located between Norwalk, and New Canaan, Orchard Lakes is home to 32 large, beautifully crafted homes which overlook surrounding scenery. Built in 1987, these three to four bedroom homes are around 3,000 square feet range and exhibit a luxurious amount of space for any prospective buyer, especially with a family.
The master bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, large walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings, attached full bathrooms, and some have ceiling fans. The full bathrooms feature large mirrors as well as a bath and sauna; perfect for relaxing. The large windows and skylights make the bedrooms and the entire unit fill with sunlight and air. And when needed, oil heating and central air will regulate your home’s temperature.
The kitchen comes complete with beautiful tile flooring, skylights, and sliders that lead out to a balcony overlooking surrounding ponds, woods, trails, and well manicured lawns. The rest of the house has beautiful rooms with large windows and open spaces. Fireplaces in the livingroom offer the best in comfort and an ideal spot for family gatherings.
Situated between Norwalk and New Canaan, Orchard Lakes provides easy access to some of the best location in the entire state. Just a short drive away from Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach, as well as its famous SoNo area, these homes are not far from any attraction in town. In addition, the Merritt Parkway, which is just minutes away, will take you to anywhere in Connecticut as well as New York City in just over an hour. This pristine location is just another reason why Orchard Lakes is one of the most sought after sites in Connecticut for homeowners.
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Located across the three Fairfield County towns of Norwalk, New Canaan, and Wilton, is the neighborhood of Silvermine.
In the 18th century, there were 12 mills located along the Silvermine River. These mills also included leather tanning works, spool works, and a sawmill.
An old legend says that this area was known for a silver mine, however, no silver had ever been found. Silvermine, today, however, is well known for its history of art and is the home of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center.
The early 20th century sculptor Solon Borglum helped in building the community of artists in Silvermine and was one of the founders of “Knockers Club,” where artists would critique each other’s work. This later became the Silvermine Guild, one of the oldest art centers in New England.
This neighborhood has several historic buildings, including the Silvermine Tavern, a charming bed and breakfast that overlooks Silvermine River. Right next to the tavern is the store, containing many items from the area.
Nearby to Silvermine Tavern is Silvermine Market, a popular lunch spot for locals that is located in a 100 year old building.
Silvermine is a great spot to live in Southwestern Connecticut, with its historical charm and artistic culture.