On the market: Classic mansion has enduring appeal
Published 6:47 am, Friday, January 9, 2015
The beautifully preserved landmark property on Brushy Ridge Road tastefully melds the charm of a 1903 home with modern amenities.
The vintage stone-and-shingle home is architecturally unique from all angles, with Tudor-inspired window peaks, a steep-pitched roofline and liberal use of stone with wood trim.
The home spans nearly 6,700 square feet throughout its two floors of spacious living spaces, perfect for entertaining both inside and out.
The first-floor living spaces are filled with old-world charm, from the original quarter sawn oak floors to the original coffered ceilings and floor-to-ceiling paneling.
The home features 10-foot ceilings, three gas fireplaces in the foyer, living room and library and hand-crafted millwork throughout.
More InformationABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 255 Brushy Ridge Road
YEAR BUILT: 1903
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,673
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Three-car detached garage, covered veranda
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High schools
A charming foyer offers a cozy sitting room centered around an original fireplace.
The front-to-back entry leads out to a covered veranda stretching the length of the house, providing a great space for outdoor entertaining and stunning views of the countryside.
Originally home to the New Canaan Garden club, the property, and particularly this veranda, has been host to countless soirees, dating back to the early 1900s.
A formal living room off the foyer features the original fireplace with nautical Delft tiles and a bump-out window-wrapped alcove providing a perfect spot for a grand piano or writing desk, as it offers plenty of natural light.
The living room also features lovely period details, like its original moldings and detailed window casings on the home's leaded glass windows.
The formal dining room features an original leaded glass built-in corner hutch for displaying serveware and stemware, dentil crown molding and an entire wall of windows overlooking the covered veranda.
A renovated kitchen features a granite center island and state-of-the-art appliances like a commercial-grade Wolf range and Sub Zero refrigerator and a large walk-in pantry.
The kitchen opens into a family room, offering the open-concept living many homeowners desire, all within a 100-year-old home.
The second floor of the home has been completely renovated by current owners.
Through pretty French doors with vintage-inspired glass hardware, a lovely master suite offers privacy, occupying its own wing of the house.
The master features a sitting area and, on a clear day, views of Long Island Sound.
The elegant marble master bath features a frameless glass shower, a clawfoot soaking tub with polished nickel hardware and a custom dual vanity with plenty of storage.
Four additional en suite guest bedrooms are located on the second floor, along with a convenient laundry room.
The property includes 2.6 flat acres with lovely landscaping and a detached three-car garage.