A long private drive off Ferris Road leads to a hidden 1939 gem that has been lovingly maintained and tastefully preserved throughout the decades.

The classic Georgian-style Colonial farmhouse sited on more than six acres of privacy, is noted for its renovations throughout the last three decades, including its oversized family room and kitchen added by Shope Reno Wharton in the mid-'80s.

Many of the first-floor interior spaces are decidedly formal, with sisal rugs, upholstered seating and elegant wallpaper.

The formal front hall offers enough space to function like a small sitting room, perfect for welcoming guests. It leads a sunken oversized formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace.

More Information

ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 79 Ferris Hill Road
PRICE: $4,195,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14
BEDROOMS: 6
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: 6-acre property, three-car attached garage, tennis court, guest house, heated pool, landscaped terraces, family room addition by Hobbs, French doors, three fireplaces, sunny solarium, six bedrooms, five full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High schools
ASSESSMENT: $3,131,100
TAXES: $48,664

French doors access a sun-drenched solarium that can be enjoyed during the summer months, when the calming sound of trickling water from a cherub fountain can be heard, or during the winter months, when the snow quietly falls on the surrounding property.

The estate includes a heated swimming pool, tennis court and guest house.

The rear garden offers plenty of outdoor seating during the warmer months, and has been lushly planted with greenery.

Undoubtedly, the heart of the home is in its family room addition, designed by Hobbs in 1986. Flooded with light from all angles, the family room features six skylights and six sets of French doors leading to romantic stone terraces.

A wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in storage anchors the space that opens into a spacious kitchen.

A large center island offers plenty of prep room and space for everyday seating and a built-in work station provides a convenient office nook in the center of the home.

The first floor also features a cozy study warmed by a wood-burning fireplace wrapped in built-in shelving for storing volumes and collections with an adjoining den and full bath.

On the second floor, an elegant master suite occupies its own private wing with a master vestibule, small sitting area and two walk-in closets. The master bath includes a dual vanity with plenty of storage and a dressing room.

The second floor includes five whimsical guest bedrooms wrapped in playful wallpaper. The guest rooms offer enough space to accommodate a large family, or could be easily reconfigured to meet the needs of new owners.

The guest rooms share three full baths and an additional space that could be used as an office or small nursery.

The lower level of the home features a large exercise area with a wood-burning fireplace and additional storage space.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Hugh Halsell of Brotherhood & Higley at 203-966-3507 or email him at hugh@bhrealestate.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 79 Ferris Hill Road

PRICE: $4,195,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14

BEDROOMS: 6

FULL BATH: 5

HALF BATH: 1

NOTABLE FEATURES: 6-acre property, three-car attached garage, tennis court, guest house, heated pool, landscaped terraces, family room addition by Hobbs, French doors, three fireplaces, sunny solarium, six bedrooms, five full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High schools

ASSESSMENT: $3,131,100

TAXES: $48,664