This is the Kent, CT home of Vincent A. Roberti, Sr, a lobbyist and democrat, who lobbies for United Parcel Service Inc and other companies.
Mr. Roberti is Chairman of Roberti Associates and VAR II, LLC; and Chairman of the Board of Palisades Media Corp. and its related companies. Recently Mr. Roberti was credited as being instrumental in shepherding through the $67 billion merger of AT&T and BellSouth. Mr. Roberti served four consecutive terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives, and has the distinction of being one of the youngest members ever elected to a state legislature. Mr. Roberti is an active member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Speaker’s Cabinet. He serves on the finance committees of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and the New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
In the last election cycle Mr. Roberti acted as an advisor on more than 50 Senate and House races across the country. Mr. Roberti serves on the board of the American Foundation for Aids Research (AmFAR) and has co-chaired its Cinema Against AIDS gala at the annual Cannes Film Festival since 2004. The 2007 gala, which Mr. Roberti chaired with Mr. Harvey Weinstein, raised more than $7 million. Mr. Roberti serves as a trustee of the Empire State College Foundation (SUNY), the Catholic Alliance for the Common Good, as well as a board member of Blue Tiger Democrats, Inc. Mr. Roberti was recently elected Board Chair of the Center for Christian–Jewish Understanding. Mr. Roberti was educated at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
This home, built in 2007, is currently listed for sale for $8,900,000, making it the most expensive home in Kent, CT. Perfectly sited in that sweet spot where the earth meets the sky, this quiet and discreet paradise offers stunning, distant views and the utmost in privacy. The property, on 121 strategically acquired acres, is tucked away off a quiet country road, but only minutes from the charming New England towns of Kent, Warren and New Preston, easily accessible from Manhattan by car or train in under 2 hours. The approach is a winding, gated drive lined with the classic stone walls of rural Connecticut. The drive gently meanders, the view is slowly revealed as you pass the gate house and guest house until you reach the main house, perfectly positioned to enjoy the stunning birds' eye views. Surrounded by gardens, to one side is the vanishing edge saline pool which seems blend into the sky. There is a poolhouse with changing room and bath, large terraces for entertaining and pergolas for al fresco dining Inspired by the classic villas of Tuscany, all three buildings have great character, simple lines and romantic elegance. It is timeless design --- a deliberate integration of the indoors and outdoors with walls of oversized windows and doors to capture the views and light. In gentle weather, the doors can be thrown open to the gardens and the country air. Traditional in concept but with a modern use of interior space, there are fewer, larger rooms and the entire property is supported by cutting edge smart house technology for communication, mechanical systems and security. The property is exceptional. Designed by the owner in collaboration with Jamieson Architects of Weston, the quality standard was set high-the exterior is true stucco, seven inches thick, the roof is made of hand cut wood shingles, the imported stone floors feature radiant heat throughout the house, the oversized arched windows and French doors were made in Italy and shipped over. The interior walls are Venetian plaster, the fireplaces and stove hood were fashioned from recycled French limestone. The hand stenciled ceilings were inspired by the music room at Dumbarton Oaks---the gardens modeled after those at the Frick Museum. The first level features a grand hall with 21 foot ceilings -- a classic double cube in proportion. The room is bracketed by 2 wood burning fireplaces, the perimeters lined with banks of oversized arched doors and windows and an arched stone loggia - both sides of the room leading out to the gardens. Also on the first level is a large eat in family kitchen with custom chestnut cabinetry and the finest appliances including SubZero and a 6 burner Wolf range. There is a butler's pantry with more refrigeration, a wet bar and a wine cooler, plus a mud room, laundry and half bath on the main floor. There is an attached, oversized, 3 car garage There are 4 ensuite bedrooms in the main house and 2 ensuite bedrooms in the guest house. The master suite, on the first floor of the main house, is comprised of 2 bedrooms, one with fireplace, and baths plus a large dressing room with custom fittings. One bedroom is currently used as a library. The larger bath offers a double sized steam shower, and large spa tub facing a private garden. Up the gracious tiled staircase, on the second floor, are 2 more ensuite bedrooms and private media loft. On the lower level is a gym plus additional space prepped for a media room, bath, wine cellar or au pair suite. Close by is a 1900 sq ft guest house built to the same standards as the main house. It has lovely views, a great room with wood burning fireplace and a high ceiling with stenciled beams. There are 2 ensuite bedrooms, an eat in kitchen, half bath and 2-car garage. The gate house features another 2-car garage plus space above for a studio or caretaker This is a property of enduring design, in a spectacular natural setting ---- meticulous artistry beautifully crafted for modern living. Lightly lived in, it is ready to personalize for your family's needs.
By Turneasterne @ 2012-03-31 16:30:36