This dramatic contemporary home is sited on a private 5.5 acre lot with sweeping lawns surrounded by mature trees and old stone walls. The current owner is a dedicated gardener who has carefully tended the lush, established gardens. The house is a bold design with soaring ceilings, dramatic angles, and multiple windows to flood the main floor with natural light. The screened porch and spacious decks allow for views in every direction, yet maintain the privacy of the location. Many custom features make the design unique and comfortable - an artist's studio with separate entry. a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, a fireplace in the adjacent family room, handsome cherry floors on the main floor, and a newer detached 3 car garage. The location is in the quaint village of Meriden which is convenient to all shopping and services, as well as a network of trails for the outdoor enthusiast.