On the market: Charming antique
Updated 4:43 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014
Located in the heart of the Silvermine district, the charming antique home at 960 Silvermine Road in New Canaan offers a rustic retreat in a sought-after part of town.
Built in 1850, the property was updated in 2007 in a way to seamlessly blend together the old with the new.
Through the mudroom, which features heated floors, and a custom-built cabinetry perfect for organizing everyday necessities, you walk up a half-flight of stairs into the family room and immediately fall in love with the charm of the home's first living space.
Featuring a wood-burning fireplace, rich espresso-colored wide plank floors and exposed wooden beams, the home has the characteristics of one built in the early 1900s.
The living room is open to the large kitchen, which includes an L-shaped island that adds functional everyday seating, a cozy breakfast nook with French doors opening to the patio and beautiful custom cabinetry.
Appliances include a four-burner range, oven and built-in refrigerator, all by Kitchen Aid, and a Miele dishwasher.
More InformationAbout this house
ADDRESS: 960 Silvermine Road, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1850
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,153
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Heated pool, workshop, three-season porch, security system, two-car attached garage, heated tiles in mudroom
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
The kitchen features a dry bar as well as a desk area in its convenient layout.
Off the kitchen is a laundry room featuring slate floors, a built-in drying rack and a farmhouse sink.
The kitchen has two separate entryways into the home's formal dining room, which features vaulted a ceiling and additional exposed wooden beams.
There is a large connecting sunroom that leads to a beautiful guest suite that easily could pass for a master on one side and a formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace on the other.
"Typically with older homes, there are a lot of little rooms with low ceilings that just don't flow," Benjie Halsell, a real estate agent with Brotherhood & Higley, said. "This home creates a nice flow. It's a great house for entertaining."
Upstairs there are two guest bedrooms with built-in cabinetry, bookshelves, window benches and full bathrooms in each.
The master suite features a sunlit bathroom with barreled ceilings, walk-in his-and-her closets, a whirlpool tub with an elaborate brass faucet and a step-in shower.
The master's private balcony looks out onto the 2.16 acres of extensively landscaped property.
Outside there is a heated in-ground pool, changing room for the pool attached to the lower level of the garage and screened-in porch ideal for three-season entertaining.
Downstairs, which was formerly a garage, was renovated to include additional finished space for an office and a gym.
Replicating the original exposed wooden beams and wide-plank hardwood floors that are consistent throughout the house, the above-garage playroom was designed in an expansive 2007 addition as though it always was a part of the home.
"The architect who did the addition, really created a seamless transition by combining the old with the new," Halsell said.
The fully carpeted playroom features cathedral ceilings and an attached bedroom that can be used as an office and a full bathroom.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Benjie Halsell of Brotherhood and Higley Real Estate at 203-801-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.