For $12M, A Japanese Oasis In Connecticut

This New England style home has been renovated to include exquisite Japanese details, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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This New England style home has been renovated to include exquisite Japanese details, reports the Wall Street Journal. The 10,000-square-foot New England style shingle and stone home, originally a Dutch Colonial seaside cottage, underwent a renovation and is now inspired by Japanese influences.
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The lot includes lush gardens, a tennis court, a heated pool, and a spa.
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The property includes more than two hundred feet of private beach frontage.
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The owner bought the home in 2002 for $7.5 million.
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The listing promises "breathtaking views of Long Island Sound, sunsets, sailboats, and the sound of the surf."
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The home's living room is anchored by a huge, stone fireplace.
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The cherry floors in the dining room and living room were imported from Italy.
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The floors in the living and dining rooms include custom inlay images of a pond, such as Koi, lily pads, and stepping stones. No two images in the 2,000-square-foot area are repeated.
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More Italian cherry in the family room, plus large windows looking out to the water.
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The kitchen offers natural stone floors, honed granite island and countertops, two refrigerators and two freezers, a wood-burning pizza oven, and two walk-in pantries. The owner called on Egyptian-born, Milan-based architect Giancarlo Alhadeff to assist with the design.
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The master bedroom has a small patio for taking in views.
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There's a copper and nickel tub in the master bathroom.
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The home has nine bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and seven fireplaces.
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There are stone walkways that snake through the grounds, which include an authentic Japanese garden, meditation area, specimen plantings, and a cook's vegetable garden.
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