White Fall

Gracious and Calm

A gorgeous property that has just come to the market in New Canaan,Connecticut, is being described with phrases like “visual perfection,” “comfortably gracious” and “peaceful serenity.” Listing agent Karen Sneirson of our partner firm William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty says that “the whole house is very calming, private and quiet,” summarizing the Zen-like atmosphere surrounding the property.

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Providing nearly 12,000 square feet of living area, the Colonial-style residence offers many impressive details and finishes to help evoke that mood, starting with the stone façade, Chippendale balustrades on the balconies, and cedar roofing. The two-story entry foyer features vintage French limestone flooring, and leads into a living room that offers a fireplace with Streamline gas flame and bronze inlay as well as recessed lighting ideal for the hanging of artwork. The incredible detailing continues through the other rooms as well. The main kitchen and an additional service kitchen include Basaltina counters and top-of-the-line appliances, while the family room offers touches such as walnut paneling and a stone fireplace that reaches from floor to ceiling. The dining room draws the eye with its bronze pendant lighting fixture, and the library, a personal favorite of Sneirson’s, soothes with its mahogany stained cherry-wood color. The lower level finds an au-pair or in-law suite outfitted with a fireplace, in addition to two baths with laundry, supplementing a larger upstairs laundry, and spaces that could be used as exercise or theater areas. Upstairs, the master suite offers a few more luxuries, such as the teak balcony, French doors, floor-to-ceiling fireplace with Basaltina surround and stainless inlay, and master bath with designs from Urban Archaeology on the sinks and medicine chests as well as an imported honed marble tub.


The outdoor spaces more than live up to the high standards established indoors. The property’s 145 boxwoods, allees of trees at the entrance, and two mature specimen lindens, as well as the property’s exterior lighting fixtures, are all present thanks to the careful landscaping work by Mariani Gardens. “I can attest there is not one weed on this property,” Sneirson affirms. In addition to a swimming pool and stone terraces ideal for entertaining, the property also features a notable pool pavilion of African shedua and cedar woods. The unique structure has wood panels that can be added or removed according to the season, a field stone wall extending floor to ceiling, imported stonework and sliding screen doors. All of this certainly adds up to the deeply calming experience that Sneirson described, enhanced all the more by the seasonal reservoir views and amazing sunsets. The calm of 60 White Fall Lane can be yours for $7,995,000.

To schedule a private viewing of this house you may contact the listing agent Karen Sneirson at 203-249-0280

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