Bookended by the Oscars and the Superbowl, February is an ideal time for many to consider their current home theater systems. An exceptional home entertainment center offers an excellent space both for big events like these and for making sure one is caught up on all of the most relevant films during award season. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty now has a property available in New Canaan, Connecticut, that is perhaps the perfect environment. This Colonial-style residence’s Art Deco home theater space has received recognition for its cutting-edge design, with a beautiful McIntosh sound system, curved Stewart 133-inch film screen, and Kaleidescape Sim2 projector and media server. The home movie experience is enhanced further with the addition of a concession stand and lobby, and alcoholic refreshments can be enjoyed from the bar and 13th-century stone wine cellar, accommodating 4,000 bottles and including an ESommelier wine catalogue system.
The elegant residence, now offered at $9,750,000, is at the forefront with other technological systems as well. In fact, the innovative application of AMX technology resulted in the home receiving an Electronic House of the Year award. Lighting, security, sound, generator, elevator, vanishing-edge pool and spa, gas fireplace and electronic front gate systems are all accessible onsite from the home’s 19 in-wall touch panels, as well as from anywhere in the world via iPad and other devices. Geo-thermal heating and cooling systems also make the home a green property.
These first-rate systems join with an Old World architectural approach throughout the rest of the home, built in 2005 by Jablonski Associates. With 14,000 interior square feet, 20 rooms, six bedrooms and nine full and two half baths, the home is ideal for both intimate living and grand entertaining. A stately master bedroom suite has a charming sitting room, his and her closets and baths, coffee bar and balcony. A paneled 1920s-era billiards room is also included, featuring four tapped kegs and a tin ceiling. Additional features of note include seven fireplaces, a fitness area, outdoor fire pit, outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and pool house complete with bath, bar and rain shower. The stately home is surrounded by four acres of manicured grounds with lighted riverside walking trails. Simultaneously timeless and 21st century in design, this is a property that truly combines the Old World and 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.