From bungalow to Zen retreat
Published 12:49 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nestled on a private two-acre lot at the edge of New Canaan on Wahackme Road, the 1950s bungalow turned-ranch redux has been reimagined into a tranquil Zen retreat from the inside out.
The property straddles the Prime Western ridgeline of New Canaan and is afforded endless sunsets and vistas known to attract distinctive architects, artists and other prominent individuals to the area.
Transformed by the previous homeowner — a well-established interior designer — the home was gutted and redesigned with clean lines, a neutral palette and finishes such as Venetian plaster and linen upholstery.
The home features Shaker-style recessed doors, 6-inch white plank character oak floors, shiplap millwork and floor to ceiling windows throughout.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 401 Wahackme Road
SQUARE FEET: 3,609
YEAR BUILT: 1956
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, pergola terrace, bocce court, tennis court, Signature pool, courtyard.
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
Designed around the Espalier Pear tree-lined courtyard approached by a Classical Portico with pea gravel and ornamental grasses, the home features a horseshoe-shape layout.
Inside the 3,600-square foot home, a gallery entrance connects two wings of the house.
To the left of entry are the main living areas and a private bedroom wing and to the right, is a guest wing and rear entrance from the three-car attached garage.
With cathedral ceilings, reclaimed beams and French limestone counters, the eat-in kitchen offers a touch of modern farmhouse style
The kitchen features a Calcutta marble center island and white inset cabinetry with polished nickel hardware.
Appliances include a six-burner Viking range with hood, a Viking wine refrigerator and a Sub Zero refrigerator.
Right off the kitchen is a cozy dining and family room with French doors providing egress to the pool area, Pergola-covered terrace and tennis and European-style bocce court.
A private bedroom wing features two guest bedrooms sharing a full hall bath outfitted with French limestone floors and a frameless glass step-in shower with a porthole window.
The master suite features cathedral ceilings with exposed hand-hewn beams, a walk-in closet with custom character oak storage and an en suite.
The master bath features a deep soaking tub with a hand shower, dual French limestone vanity and oversized steam shower.
Opposite the bedroom wing is a tranquil guest suite and library with built-ins coated in a deep gray hue.
On the two meticulously maintained acres of property are endless specimen plantings and trees that surround the Signature pool and pergola-covered terrace that is wrapped with 40-year-old wisteria vines.