Between the Superbowl and the Oscars, February is the perfect month to think about maximizing one’s home entertainment options. A state-of-the-art home theater also provides an ideal venue for catching up on all of the major award-contending films before Hollywood’s big night arrives. This New Canaan, Connecticut, property now on the market with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty offers just such a space in its award-winning, Art Deco-inspired home theater The viewing room is outfitted with all of the latest in cutting-edge technology, including a 133-inch curved Stewart film screen, a pristine McIntosh speaker and sound system, and a Kaleidescape media server and Sim2 projector. The complete movie theater experience is fully realized with a lobby and concession stand, along with a bar and 4,000-bottle, 13th-century stone wine cellar with ESommelier wine catalogue system.
The rest of the stately Colonial-style home, offered at $9,750,000, is no less spectacular. The very best in advanced systems is a common theme throughout, and indeed, the home was named Electronic House of the Year for its innovative use of AMX technology. Accessible from anywhere in the world through an iPad or a similar device, these systems control the estate’s lighting, sound, security, gas fireplaces, pool and spa, elevator, generator and electronic front gate, all from 19 in-wall touch panels. In addition, with geo-thermal heating and cooling, the home boasts status as a truly green estate.
Constructed by Jablonski Associates in 2005, the residence combines this modern technology with Old World craftsmanship throughout its 20 rooms and 14,000 square feet of living space. The home has six bedroom suites and nine full and two half baths, with a stunning master suite that features his and her baths and closets, a lovely sitting room, balcony and coffee bar. In addition to the movie theater and vanishing-edge swimming pool and spa, the property includes recreational areas such as a fitness center and sauna as well as a 1920s-style paneled billiards room with tin ceiling and four tapped kegs. Other notable features include the home’s seven fireplaces, outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, outdoor fire pit and full-service pool house with bar, bath and rain shower. Four professionally manicured acres surround the elegant residence, offering lighted walking trails that meander along the river. This is a property that is at once timeless and forward-thinking, a masterpiece that joins the Old World with the new.
To schedule a private viewing, please contact listing agent Larry Palma at +1 203 912 0828 or Becky Walsh at +1 203 858 5909.