Colonial offers rooms with a river view
Updated 12:25 am, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Nestled against the Silvermine River, this five-bedroom Colonial on Turning Mill Lane offers a peaceful retreat just minutes from the charming Silvermine historic area.
This east-side property sits on a quiet 2.66-acre property at the end of an estate-lined cul-de-sac. The home was custom built by Andy Glazer in the early 1980s and since been renovated to meet the checklists of today's buyers: an open floor plan, high ceilings and plenty of natural light, all tucked on a quiet cul-de-sac setting.
Inside, a two-story marble foyer offers a view of the home's magical riverside setting.
The foyer leads into a generously sized formal living room with three sets of French doors leading to the rear rose garden-lined terrace, creating the feeling of being at a country inn.
A sunken solarium just off the living room offers further entertaining space with plenty of natural light through its English-style casement windows.
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A banquet-sized dining room features a large bow window offering water views and includes an attached butler's pantry with a copper vessel sink and faucet, plenty of glass cabinetry for storage and a 60-bottle wine refrigerator.
Designed by Sara Blank, the custom chef's kitchen was featured on the New Canaan kitchen tour. It has been outfitted with granite counters, a beautifully laid and polished French limestone floor and cherry cabinetry.
Appliances include a six-burner gas Dacor range, SubZero refrigerator and two Asko dishwashers.
Just off the kitchen is a screened-in porch leading to a large deck for al fresco entertaining.
A sunny breakfast room features recently added skylights and overlooks the front of the property through an oversized picture window. Just off the breakfast area is a cozy family room with cathedral ceilings, cable-style lighting and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.
There are three skylights and a set of French doors leading to a dining patio off the family room.
The first floor also includes a wood-paneled library with a wood-burning fireplace and wet bar, and a private en-suite guest bedroom.
A second family room or recreational space is just above the garage off the mudroom. It features a vaulted ceiling and a mirrored ballet barre area. The space could easily be used for multiple purposes, including office space, a game room or home gym.
The second floor features three en-suite guest bedrooms in addition to the master suite.
With coveted views of the Silvermine River, the tranquil master suite features a Juliet balcony overlooking the river, a marble fireplace and his-and-hers walk-in closets that have been outfitted by California Closets.
The master includes his and hers en-suite baths, one with a spa tub and built-in vanity area and one with a frameless glass step-in shower and full sauna.
The lower level of the home offers 3,000 square feet of finishable space with a 600-square-foot workshop area with a craft table that could lend itself to any hobby, from fishing to hunting or even scrapbooking.
The lower level also includes a 2,500-bottle wine cellar with a brick floor and tasting table, walk-in cedar closet and golf hitting area.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Dawn Sterner of Halstead Property at 203-722-7098 or email her at email@example.com.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 80 Turning Mill Lane
PRICE: $ 2,900,000
YEAR BUILT: 1984
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,746
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: three car attached garage, four fireplaces, five en suite bedrooms, 2500 bottle wine cellar, cedar closet, library, solarium, French doors, Sara Blank kitchen, screened porch, skylights, terrace, pool site,
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School