English country Colonial offers its spin on style
Updated 3:29 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The stone and shingle English-country-inspired Colonial on Thayer Drive sits on more than two acres of property at the edge of the Silvermine historic district and features craftsmanship and architectural detail throughout.
Inside, the home features 7,200 square feet of living space with archways, second-story windows and English-style casement windows.
Designed for entertaining, a black granite wet bar is just off the two-story foyer, featuring a hammered copper vessel sink, Carrara marble subway tile, Bosch dishwasher and two-drawer beverage refrigerator.
The marble foyer opens into a spacious great room offering panoramic views of the 2.13 acres of Silvermine property. The great room features a gas fireplace with a limestone mantle, coffered ceiling and two-story arched Tudor-inspired windows.
Just off the great room is a formal dining room wrapped in silvery grass cloth wallpaper with an iridescent wallpapered ceiling and whitewashed branchelier, or chandelier made entirely of branches.
With its floor-to-ceiling oak cabinetry outfitted with hammered copper hardware to its Bird's Eye limestone counters to a Cararra marble center island, the kitchen features a modern sophisticated design. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, six-burner Wolf range and Bosch dishwasher.
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Just off the kitchen is a breakfast room bathed in light from two nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. The breakfast room features York basketweave grass cloth wallpaper, a bead board vaulted ceiling and a French-inspired chandelier with a compass motif.
The family room features a wood-burning fireplace with a tall limestone mantle, two sets of built-ins lacquered in navy blue and French doors leading to the dining terrace.
The first floor also features a study wrapped in grass cloth wallpaper with mahogany built-in shelving and a retro-inspired Sputnik chandelier. The study includes French doors leading to a covered bluestone terrace.
A first-floor in-law guest suite offers complete privacy with its own separate entry with a mudroom. The guest room features two-story windows and its own en suite with a farmhouse-inspired vanity sink, limestone step-in shower and accompanying hex-tile limestone flooring.
There are two powder rooms on the first floor.
The second floor of the home is designed in two wings, one as a private master suite and the second with three generously sized guest bedrooms, each with custom baths and plenty of storage space.
The master suite features a sitting room, wet bar and limestone gas fireplace. A luxurious en suite bath features a soaking tub, step-in steam shower, and radiant-heated Calcutta floors.
A fully finished lower level includes a wainscoted exercise room and adjoining yoga studio, a home theatre, and a lower-level family room and playroom with French doors leading to the lower pergola-covered bluestone terrace with an outdoor stone fireplace.
The lower level also includes a multibottle, climate-controlled wine cellar with built-in racks and shelves, a wet bar with a wine and beverage refrigerator and mudroom with a built-in bench and 30 built-in storage cubbies.
For information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Susan McClellan Valk of Halstead Property at 203-979-0999 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 74 Thayer Drive
PRICE: $ 3,195,000
YEAR BUILT: 2010
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 7,200
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 3
NOTABLE FEATURES: two car attached garage, home exercise room, mirrored yoga studio, home theater, wet bar, outdoor stone fireplace, first floor in-law suite, two bluestone terraces, built-in gas grill, wine cellar, private cul-de-sac, copper gutters, electric fence, pergola
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School