Traditional? Check. Beautiful house on a large wooded lot? That too. Good schools? Definitely.
You might say this stately home at 6515 Briggs Road in Westport has it all. In short, it checks all the boxes — and more.
It all begins with first glance, and a picturesque curb appeal — even without a curb. Located on a dead-end street off Hwy Q, the house sits on a 1+ acre wooded lot, offering plenty of privacy, yet quick and easy lawn care. The front yard is open, revealing an attractive 2-story stone-colored stucco home with 5 bedrooms and a 3-car garage.
The vaulted front entry, painted a pleasing Wedgewood blue, is warm and inviting — and offers a glimpse of the rest of the house. To the left, you’ll find a spacious formal dining room painted an elegant, yet cheerful, berry red. If you prefer more casual dining, or need the space, this room could easily be converted into a music room, sitting room or playroom.
To the right of the entry, there’s a good-sized office with large windows. Open to the hallway, the office is marked by French doors that open to (or shut off) the great room, for either privacy or inclusion depending on your need — or your mood. With its warm carpet and natural light, this room would also make a good sitting or reading room.
The entrance sets the tone for the rest of the house, with its real oak wood flooring and combination of oak and white enamel woodwork, beginning with the entry staircase and continuing throughout.
Continuing down the hall past the stairway, you reach the spacious cook’s kitchen. Refinished with a glass green/gray backsplash, you’ll also find granite countertops, a large island breakfast bar that seats four, a pantry and 42” upper cupboards. The 9-foot ceilings and large windows overlooking the open wooded backyard make this a cheery and efficient place to cook, eat, entertain or simply gather as a family. Between the island and the adjacent great room is a dining area with bump-out, providing a great view of the yard — and enough space to fit a table for 10!
Just off the kitchen, there’s a large deck, perfect for grilling, dining or relaxing outdoors. The backyard is wooded, offering privacy — and quick and easy yard care — yet open enough for kids to play. There’s even a large built-in firepit area with a string of party lights.
Back inside, the kitchen opens to the great room, with its large windows, gas fireplace and built-in shelves— including space for a 65” TV.
To the left of the kitchen, a hallway leads to a large powder room with a pedestal sink and built-in cabinet. You’ll also find a coat closet and mounted pegs to conveniently hang your coat or backpack. At the end is a large laundry room with built-in storage cabinets and a countertop perfect for folding. There’s also a pet-feeding space and a tiny cat door.
From here, a back door leads to an oversized 3-car garage. It not only houses three vehicles, but room for storage and your very own dog-washing station, as well!
Back inside, you’ll want to take a look upstairs. Here you’ll find four large bedrooms — the master and three others that would be perfect for kids or guests. The first, at the top of the stairs, has a large closet with built-in shelving. The next, has double closets and the third has a newer gray carpet and double closets with built-in shelves. All have large windows with great views. Also note the custom-made, built-in baby gate at the top of the stairs, offering an added safety feature for kids and pets.
The home, beautifully constructed by Hensen Builders, also has a large kids’ bathroom on this floor with a double sink, separate shower/toilet area, and linen closet.
The oversized master bedroom features a tray ceiling and large windows with a very private wooded view. The large master bath has a corner soaking tub, shower, double sink with a large mirror, a separate toilet space, linen closet and a huge walk-in closet with built-ins, shoe storage and a jewelry storage area. A pair of corner windows lets a lot of natural light into the room.
Heading back downstairs, you’ll find another open stairway off the hallway near the kitchen, leading to the lower level. A 5th bedroom on this level features a two-sided gas fireplace and built-in closet, making this a great bedroom for your teenager or guests — or a good space for another office.
The downstairs hallway has a couple of built-in cabinets, a ¾ bath with a shower and built-in storage. And a “secret playroom” cubby under the stairs makes a perfect play space for your little ones – or Harry Potter fans — with its glass door and cheery yellow wall stripes.
A few step further, you’ll find the heart of this floor — a large open area with both a game room and family room, perfect for entertaining. The game room features a large built-in bar with sink, refrigerator, and separate wine fridge. The family room has a portable moveable stage with spotlights, space for a large TV, surround sound speakers and the other half of that 2-sided gas fireplace that also warms the lower-level bedroom. And of course, the large windows offer another view of the backyard.
You may think all that’s left is the mechanical room, which may be true, however there’s more to it than that. In addition to the storage area with its built-in shelves, there’s also a sunken golf pit and net where you can practice your swing no matter how cold it gets outside!
This beautiful Westport home is conveniently located near Middleton, Madison and Waunakee. It’s in the highly-rated Waunakee School District, close to Bishop’s Bay Country Club, not far from Governor Nelson State Park, and an easy drive to the Dane County Regional Airport, as well as all the amenities of these nearby communities.