Oenoke Ridge Home with History of Notable Residents Listed with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty


Estate has been home to two Olympians, Frank B. Jewett, Jr. and Max Pacioretty

New Canaan, Conn. March 16, 2015 William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a renovated Oenoke Ridge Colonial estate in New Canaan, Conn., with a history of notable residents. Frank B. Jewett, Jr., a sailor in the 1936 Olympics, winner of the coveted yachting Prince of Wales Trophy in 1934, and founder and president of technological analysis services company Technical Audit Associates, owned the property for several years, while Olympian and NHL hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens Max Pacioretty grew up in the house. Today the Pacioretty family is listing the property for sale for $3,650,000 with New Canaan agents Christine Williams and Rita Kirby.

The home features a southern style unique to New Canaan, with long outdoor verandahs well suited for grand entertaining and living spaces designed for cross ventilation between the back and front of the home. The rooms, oriented so the sun illuminates them at all times of day, were created to emphasize the views of the property’s carefully landscaped 2.62 acres.

While the home dates back to the 1920s, numerous improvements and updates in recent years have brought it fully into the 21st century while retaining the character and detail of a historic residence. These include a renovated kitchen with new Carrara marble counters, cabinetry and new appliances; refinished wood floors; modern systems that can be operated by a mobile device; exterior upgrades such as new windows, siding, roofing and plantation shutters; and new mechanical components including a new water heater, oil burner, plumbing, sump pump and 400-amp electrical service. Historic features include a unique miller’s wheel on the front door, large room sizes and high ceilings that were rare for the time period, original woodwork and coffered ceilings in the living room, and well-laid brick walling hidden behind the walls of the dining room.

The main residence has five bedrooms, with one second-floor bedroom opening to an outdoor deck, and other bedrooms expanded through modifications to the upstairs floor plan. Between the main house, renovated guest house and renovated entertaining guest barn, where Max Pacioretty often spent time with his neighborhood friends, the property has a total of seven bedrooms and five and a half baths. The grounds also offer a heated Shoreline pool and spa, stone walls, English boxwood gardens and a new outdoor shower.

Located at 589 Oenoke Ridge, the property is situated 1.5 miles from the center of town in an area of New Canaan that, at the turn of the 20th century, served as a summer retreat destination for affluent people from the city.

“This is a perfect estate for all seasons, whether its future owner is seeking a full-time residence, a weekend New York City escape or even just a place to bring all of the family together,” said Williams. “I am excited for the opportunity to market such a significant and important Oenoke Ridge estate.”

“This impressive offering combines historic character with modern living in the best way,” said Kirby. “The exquisite expansion and gorgeous renovation retains the elegance of the past, and the surrounding park-like property is nothing short of spectacular. This property presents an exceptional opportunity for the discerning purchaser.”

For more information on the property, visit the firm’s website here.


About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division.  For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 16,570 sales associates located in 760 offices throughout 60 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sothebys International Realty Contacts:

Christine Williams

(203) 856-7559



Rita Kirby

(203) 984-7665


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