A contemporary European retreat nestled in a hillside on the private Brookwood Lane cul de sac is smart and beautiful inside and out.

The current owners bought the property in 2007, recognizing its good bones, European flair and contemporary layout.

They then spent two years in collaboration with an architect and contractor, remodeling and expanding it to create their dream house with state-of-the-art kitchen, six full bathrooms and all new technology throughout.

From the personalized Vantage lighting system -- which has a designated "snack" button next to the bed to light the way to the kitchen for a midnight snack -- to the radiant heated first floor, the home has been completely customized for convenience.

The home features two walkout levels. The upper level includes the master suite, a second en suite bedroom and expansive kitchen and opens to a large terrace. The lower level features custom flagstone terracing providing walkout access for three en suite guest rooms, the library, and family room through classic French doors.

A custom, non-chlorine pool features a pebble tech coating and is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and flourishing poolside gardens lush in Knockout roses, rhodendrons and sea grass.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 113 Brookwood Lane
PRICE: $3,575,000
STYLE: Ranch
YEAR BUILT: 1973
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,593
ACRES: 2
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 6
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Non-chlorine pool, Vantage lighting system, radiant heated floors, terraces,
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: $1,583,700
TAXES: $24,614

Inside, the home features a European-inspired design.

The current owners transformed what was a garage into an extension of their bright and spacious kitchen. The kitchen features Pappas custom cabinetry throughout, tray ceilings with skylights, and a sunny breakfast room overlooking the rear terraces. Appliances include a six-burner Wolf range, a Wolf double oven, Gaggenau steam oven and SubZero refrigerator. A butler's pantry features glass cabinetry for displaying stemware, SubZero wine refrigerator and plenty of custom storage for silverware.

The formal dining room features Brazilian teak floors and a Juliet balcony looking over the sweeping lawns at the rear of the property.

A formal living room features a wood-burning fireplace and four windows allowing plenty of light into the space.

The first floor master suite features two custom walk-in closets, tray ceilings and European-inspired turn and tilt windows that add both character and efficiency.

The master suite features a double granite vanity, sunken tub and step in shower.

An attached space currently used as an office could be used as a sixth bedroom.

The lower level features a carpeted family room or home theatre featuring built-ins and a wet bar and sliders accessing the pool. The family room includes a sixth full bathroom with separate entrance for convenient pool changes.

A library wrapped in built-ins is loaded with European charm, including sconces and French doors.

There are four en suite guest rooms on the lower level, all with access to the pool and terraces. One of the guest rooms, currently used as an exercise room, is accessed by a separate rear staircase off the kitchen.

"Every single thought has been thought out in this house," William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty agent Carol Hollyday said.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Hollyday of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-536-2032 or chollyday@williampitt.com

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

ADDRESS: 113 Brookwood Lane

PRICE: $3,575,000

STYLE: Ranch

YEAR BUILT: 1973

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,593

ACRES: 2

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11

BEDROOMS: 5

FULL BATHROOMS: 6

HALF BATHS: 1

FEATURES: non-chlorine pool, Vantage lighting system, radiant heated floors, terraces,

SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,583,700

TAXES: $24,614