Classical charm is the inherent byproduct of New England’s storybook neighborhoods. Age-old estates convey their history and grandeur on idyllic tree-lined streets, often surrounded by verdant countryside. It’s the picture of New England life that continues to distinguish New Canaan, Connecticut among New York City’s most revered suburbs.
This magnificent New Canaan manor, elegantly positioned on four acres off Pequot Lane, captures this vision perfectly. Set only 1.8 miles from the town of Pound Ridge and four miles from the town of New Canaan, the property is a celebration of convenience, safety, and privacy. Stone walls and specimen plantings abound the residence, as abundant acreage surrounds it on all sides. The effect gives you the feeling of tranquil seclusion without isolation since it is still close to main roads, prompting the listing agent to call it “the best of both worlds.”
Built only in 2008 to the owners’ meticulous specifications, the 12,385 square-foot bespoke residence manages to merge the ancient architectural traditions of the great estates with modern-day quality construction and luxury lifestyle amenities. Setting the tone for the entire residence is a masterfully grand entrance with a double staircase. Extraordinary main-level living and entertaining spaces await inside, each expressing respect for classical balance, scale, and comfort. Six bedrooms, seven full baths, and one half bath complete the home. One-of-a-kind detail and fine craftsmanship – as expressed in high volume ceilings, wide corridors, and beautiful moldings – echo throughout the interiors. The home once caught the attention of the New York Times and it’s easy to see why.
Designed to be more compound than home, the property also boasts a long list of amenities for work, play, and wellness, ranging from a sauna to a media room, bar and music system. Outside, multiple patios and terrace for al fresco entertaining, well-maintained facilities for tennis/basketball/badminton/volleyball, and a generously sized pool, spa, and cabana give it the quintessential compound atmosphere.