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 dsterner@halstead.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 80 Turning Mill Lane

PRICE: $ 2,900,000

ACREAGE: 2.66

YEAR BUILT: 1984

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,746

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11

BEDROOMS: 5

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

ASSESSMENT: $1,856,120

TAXES: $28,844