NEW CANAAN — An elegant Colonial sited on a private five acres offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy estate living within walking distance from town.

The five-bedroom colonial on Weed Street was built in 2000, but is quite reminiscent of a 1930s build with its grace and charm.

A stately circular drive lined with stonewalls and sculpted boxwoods leads to a lovely covered brick entry framed with Shaker-style columns.

Inside, the home unfolds effortlessly, with high ceilings, French doors and six fireplaces throughout its 10,000 square feet of living space.

A sophisticated two-story foyer lined with black and white marble floors features a graceful stairway sweeping up to the second floor landing.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 887 Weed St.

PRICE: $5,795,000

ACREAGE: 5

YEAR BUILT: 2000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15

BEDROOMS: 5

FULL BATH: 6

HALF BATH: 2

NOTABLE FEATURES: Three cars attached garage, three bedroom guest cottage, pool house, pool, tennis courts, pergola-covered terraces, balconies, French doors, three season porch, mudroom, butler’s pantry

SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School

ASSESSMENT: $4,090,310

TAXES: $ 67,744

Just off the foyer is a formal living room with dental crown molding and a tall wood-burning fireplace.

Steps down from the living room is a back hall connecting each of the first floor living spaces and offering access to several wisteria-wrapped pergola-covered terraces through French doors.

A library-turned billiards room offers an easy gathering space for both day-to-day living and entertaining with wide plank hardwood flooring, a second wood burning fireplace and access to a three-season sun porch through French doors.

A chic formal dining room features a silver leaf ceiling and two sets of mirrored French doors concealing a china closet and butler’s pantry for seamless entertaining.

The dining room extends iinto a quiet step-down sitting room with three sets of French doors leading out to a stone terrace.

At the heart of the home is a farmhouse-inspired kitchen with hardwood flooring, white cabinetry and white counters.

The kitchen features a stunning cobalt blue and brass La Cornue range and a lovely fireplace with hand painted Delft tile surround.

The kitchen includes a step-down breakfast room with French doors leading to the outdoor terrace.

A wonderful family room featuring wood-paneled cathedral ceilings with exposed beams is warmed by a wood burning stone fireplace with a reclaimed wood mantle.

The first floor also includes two powder rooms and a mudroom lined with grass cloth wallpaper and wainscoting that accesses the three-car garage with arched barn-style garage doors.

The second floor of the home includes three generously sized en suite guest bedrooms with walk-in closets, a homework room and a private master suite wing.

With its own separate sitting room featuring built-ins and French doors leading to a balcony, the master bedroom features a wood burning fireplace with a Delft tile surround and access to a second balcony through French doors.

A third level includes an additional en suite guest bedroom, as well as a bonus room that current owners have used as an exercise space.

The property includes a lovely three-bedroom cottage with climbing rosebushes, flowering perennial gardens and sweet window boxes offers a charming space for guests.

The guest cottage includes 1,450 square feet of living space featuring a sitting room with a wood burning fireplace, a full kitchen with an island and a light-filled family room with wood-paneled vaulted ceilings and five sets of French doors leading to an outdoor fire pit.

For more information or to see the property please contact Leslie Caruso of Halstead Property at 203-249-0468 or email her at lcaruso@halstead.com or please contact Mary Higgins of Halstead Property at 203-247-1625 or email her at mhiggins@halstead.com.