Stunning Renovated Antique
The House of One Hundred Windows: If you're looking for a break from the ordinary ~ a home that is unique and anything but the standard center hall colonial, you must see this. Pivotal to this home is the location, which is three minutes to New Canaan's Top Rated Schools, five minutes to the center of New Canaan's shopping village, lovingly called The Next Station to Heaven, where you have the most charming and quintessential village center and the Metro-North train station where you will always get a seat. The home is also near the Darien border, where you are less than five minutes to Darien's fabulous downtown, the main Metro-North train line, I-95, Whole Foods. Trader Joe's, and The Merritt Parkway. Lastly, although seemingly a world-away, you are five minutes to Norwalk's Superstores including Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, TJ Maxx and Home Goods.
The home is architecturally important, custom built by two wealthy sisters and land owners in the late 19th century after seeing its sister house in the south of France. No expense was spared when the house was built, nor by past and current owners who have lovingly maintained, restored, upgraded and updated the home to have the best new amenities available, always with a nod to the past. The most architecturally important aspects of the house were left alone, such as the multiple and original arched windows and doors, 10 sets of french doors, hundreds of feet of stone walls, the original Carriage House/Cottage which now houses a guest suite with bath, bonus/exercise room, greenhouse and garages.
The kitchen has a floor-to ceiling brick fireplace which can be seen from the dining room which was maintained during its gutted renovation. Granite counters, top-end appliances, Miele built-in coffee bar and SubZero fridge add to the charming but spacious eat-in kitchen. The oversized living room has multiple sets of french doors, fireplace and built-in arched cupboards. In between the living and dining rooms is a Pub Room complete with a wrap-around bar, wine fridge and copper sink. The family room with fireplace and built-ins has a wall of windows and doors, opening up the house to the outside with a gorgeous canopy of the nearby 200 year-old Copper Beech tree. The master suite has a sitting/sunroom which overlooks the pool and rear patio, washed in westerly sun. Four secondary bedrooms and marble baths, a finished lower level with an above-ground, walk-out Den/Office.
There is 1.3 professionally landscaped acres without a drop of wetlands and is fully irrigated, as well as a full house and full cottage 22KW Quiet Source generator. Front porch, private patios and terraces and a heated pool complete the picture. A must see home.