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Hot Property: Classic Living in New Canaan

By Megan Montemarano

Ten acres of sweeping lawns and a turn of the century residential gem go hand-in-hand at this landmark New Canaan, Conn., Colonial estate—a rare combination of land and luxury living in Fairfield County. Located in the pristine Smith Ridge estate area, this 1915 residence has been meticulously renovated and expanded to meet today’s demands, while paying homage to its treasured past. “It’s one of the last large parcels in New Canaan,” comments New Canaan agent Anne Krieger, who currently represents the property, which is listed for sale at $5,400,000. “It is difficult to find this kind of land with an otherwise comparable residence in Fairfield County.”

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The sprawling property encompasses over ten acres of land, complete with stone pillars, a pool, tennis court, six heated garages and a two-bedroom carriage house, all of which conveniently abut the golf fairways of The Country Club of New Canaan. Boasting its own retreat-like atmosphere right at home, the elegant, six-bedroom, four full and three half-bath estate has undergone major expansions and renovations under the watchful eye of locally renowned architect/designer Louise Brooks of Brooks and Falotico, and the highly regarded Hobbs Construction. Boasting the finest craftsmanship and attention to architectural detail, the home features refined and classical architecture, a fabulous open porch overlooking the backyard, as well as ten-foot ceilings with the finest millwork. Fit for grand-scale entertaining, the spectacular residence additionally includes five fireplaces, inlayed hardwood floors, a formal dining room, incredibly spacious kitchen with ample storage and striking finishes, as well as an inviting family room and beautifully appointed master bedroom. There is also a fenced-in garden and greenhouse on the grounds.

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“Amid the grand estates of New Canaan’s Smith Ridge, this home is undoubtedly one of the finest in the area. I am thrilled to be representing such a treasured gem in town, and look forward to seeing what its future holds.”

The property may be purchased on the full ten acres, including the guesthouse and a five-acre approved subdivision at $5,400,000, or on five acres at $3,800,000.

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For more information on the property, located at 648 Smith Ridge Road, please visit our website here. You can also contact New Canaan agent Anne Krieger by phone at 203.984.9188, or by email at Akrieger@Williampitt.com.

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