If the phrase Shangri-La evokes images of a paradise on earth and a private, secluded and bucolic retreat, then this property in New Canaan, Connecticut, fully meets the criteria. Located at 696 Cheese Spring Road, this residence that has just arrived on the market is the quintessential country estate. The idyllic atmosphere begins with the over two spectacular acres on which the home graciously resides, extensively landscaped and lined with beautiful stone walls. With green lawns surrounded by a lovely treed landscape, the acreage also includes an outdoor pavilion, stunning gunite swimming pool with terracing, and for golf lovers, a real putting green that is perfect for practicing.
The Colonial-style residence, built in 2003, presents a stately façade with a wood shingle roof. With 7,014 square feet of interior living space, this impressive country home has been designed with both entertainment and quality in mind. The 13 well-appointed rooms flow seamlessly from one to the next, offering an excellent layout for hosting either large or small-scale gatherings, with many rooms featuring opportunities for guests to enjoy superb views of the property and the swimming pool. With hardwood flooring and four fireplaces, the home has an elegant Great Room, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining room, and sophisticated library. Five bedrooms, all of them en-suite, and four full and three half baths include a master suite with its own fireplace and private dressing room with built-ins. The home also offers a beautifully finished and spacious third-floor bonus room as well as a large walk-out lower level, equipped with an office and a yoga/dance studio and gym for fitness enthusiasts. Additional amenities include central air, a security system, sprinkler system, laundry, utility room and three-car attached garage.
The residence also benefits from its location in one of Connecticut’s most sought-after communities, an affluent town that was recently ranked by CNN Money as one of the top-earning places in the country. Offering close proximity to New York City via Metro-North railroad, New Canaan boasts one of the state’s top school systems and several architecturally significant historic homes and buildings, a number of which are named on the National Register of Historic Places. Offered exclusively through William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,499,000, this home provides all of the advantages of living in New Canaan while simultaneously feeling a world apart. Welcome to Shangri-La.
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