A rare opportunity exists to own this quintessential Connecticut estate consisting of 2 contiguous properties, 2 Melwood Lane & 9 Sturges Commons, prominently sited on a tranquil cul de sac in the coveted Long Lots/Hunt Club area. Occupied by only 2 owners in almost 80 yrs, 2 Melwood Lane was completely renovated, taken down to the studs & expanded, yet retains the integrity of its past. With its charm, character & exceptional detailing the well proportioned rooms are designed for both casual living & elegant entertaining. Formal & informal spaces flow seamlessly. Liv rm w/original fpl, graciously sized Din rm w/custom cabinetry, a cook's dream kitchen, family rm w/two distinct areas w/built ins & stone fpl, office w/private entrance, command center & pantry, 2 powder rms, main level guest ste, & mud rm w/service entrance, garage access & rear stairway. Upper lvl features master ste with marble spa bath, 4 additional ensuite bdrms, bonus rm & laundry. 3rd lvl of living features exercise rm & a craft rm w/many other possibilities. Property features stone walls, paths & patio, belgian block lined driveway, basketball court, invisible fencing for pet & underground sprinkler system. But that's not all. The contiguous property 9 Sturges Commons with a ranch guest house has been updated & offers 2 bdrms, 3 bths, liv rm with fpl, fam rm, kitchen w/dining area, office/laundry & 2 car garage. Guest house has additional 1.10acre & 1804 sf. more. Total acreage of 2 properties is 2.55.