Wilton home inspired by Governor’s Palace in VA listed for $4.5M

The white Colonial home on 11 English Drive in Wilton has design elements that are typical to homes of Colonial Williamsburg, such as its clipped roof and attic dormer windows. But the home is not just another generic Connecticut colonial — it was intentionally designed to mimic a particular early American property. 

According to information provided by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the Wilton home takes design cues from the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Va. The Virginia property was home to figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. Built in 1972, the home was designed and constructed by local homebuilder Sanford Kellogg of the Kellogg Brothers, according to Sotheby’s, who designed homes throughout southern Fairfield County. The Kellogg Brothers architectural firm built an addition to the house in 2006, which includes a new kitchen and family room. 

Now listed for $4.5 million, the English Drive home has six bedrooms and six full bathrooms spread across more than 7,000 square feet of living space. Co-listing agent Laurie Mortensen of the Rob & Laurie Team said the home has an “elegant simplicity” that speaks to “the quality of the build.”

An exercise room in the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

An exercise room in the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

Dennis Carbo Photography / Contributed Photo
The theater room in the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

The theater room in the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

Dennis Carbo Photography / Contributed Photo
The outdoor kitchen and bar outside the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

The outdoor kitchen and bar outside the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

Dennis Carbo Photography / Contributed Photo
The joint basketball and tennis court at the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

The joint basketball and tennis court at the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. 

Dennis Carbo Photography / Contributed Photo
Inside the home on 11 English Drive in Wilton, Conn. / Dennis Carbo Photography / Contributed Photos

Inside the home, there are three fireplaces: one in the dining room, living room and study that were part of the original home. The dining room has seating for eight, along with an adjoined dining nook with additional seating for four. Throughout the first floor, the listing notes that there are high ceilings, along with custom wide dentil moldings and built-ins. Other levels of the home include a recreation room currently outfitted with a billiards table, as well as a movie theater room with a projector screen and leather recliners. 

Outside on the home’s more than 3 acres of land, there is a pool and pool house, which has its own exercise room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Adding to the outdoor living space is a pool-length bar and outdoor kitchen that the listing notes is outfitted with an oversized grill, a pizza oven, a Big Green Egg smoker, a keg tap, a cooler and a dishwasher. The property also includes a split tennis and basketball court. 

Wilton is one of many towns and cities in Connecticut to have seen its average home values increase in the past two years. Between January 2020 and January 2022, home values in Wilton jumped an average $217,538, marking a 31.14 percent increase. According to national real estate brokerage Redfin, home prices in Wilton were up almost 9 percent in February 2022 versus the same time last year with a current median sale price of $860,000. Both the number of homes sold and average days a home spent on the market in Wilton decreased year over year. Fifty-five homes sold in February 2022 versus the 77 sold in February 2021, and home spend an average of 71 days on the market compared to spending 73 days on the market last year. 

The 11 English Drive home is listed by William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty and is presented by the Rob & Laurie Team (203-803-3974).