The idea of a Shangri-La conjures images of a secluded, private and pastoral getaway and a retreat into paradise. An idyllic property that is brand new to the market in New Canaan, Connecticut, fully matches the criteria. Situated at 696 Cheese Spring Road, this quintessential country property presents a gorgeous pastoral environment of more than two stunning acres, lined with elegant stone walling and featuring extensively landscaped green lawns. The acreage also has a sublime terraced gunite swimming pool, an outdoor pavilion, and a real putting green that is ideal for the golf lover, all surrounded by a peaceful treed landscape.
Constructed in 2003, the stately Colonial-style home offers 7,014 square feet of living area beneath a wood shingle roof. Designed with both quality and entertainment in mind, the country residence has 13 rooms, well appointed and offering a seamless flow from one room to the next. Many of them offer exceptional views of the swimming pool and the property, and feature a layout that is equally perfect for small and large-scale gatherings. Standout spaces include a sophisticated Great Room, formal dining room, elegant library, and kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. The five-bedroom, four full and three half-bath home also features four fireplaces and hardwood floors throughout. All bedrooms are en-suite, with the master bedroom including a private dressing room with built-ins as well as its own fireplace. The third floor has a spacious, beautifully finished bonus room, and the large lower level, with walk-out access, has an office, fitness center and yoga or dance studio. Amenities including central air, a sprinkler system, security system, utility room, laundry and attached garage for three cars complete the offering.
Located in one of the most sought-after areas of Connecticut, the home resides in an affluent community that is easily accessible to Manhattan by Metro-North train, and was ranked in 2011 as one of the top-earning places in the United States by CNN Money. New Canaan has one of the state’s best school systems and also boasts a number of historic, architectural significant residences and buildings, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Offered for $2,499,000 with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, this is a home that is at once a world apart and connected to a desirable high end community. Welcome to Shangri-La.
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