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On the market: Luxurious privacy

Published 11:26 am, Friday, May 9, 2014

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  • The Colonial at 627 Laurel Road in New Canaan offers private luxury living on 4.34 acres in the northeast part of town. It is on the market for $2,599,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    The Colonial at 627 Laurel Road in New Canaan offers private luxury living on 4.34 acres in the northeast part of town. It is on the market for $2,599,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 627 Laurel Road, New Canaan
PRICE: $2,599,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1974
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 9,054
ACRES: 4.34
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Guest house, heated pool, media room, pool spa, gazebo, terrace, Amdega conservatory, whirlpool tub, wine cellar, cedar closet, shed
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $1,885,100
TAXES: $27,504

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A woodsy retreat, the regal Colonial at 627 Laurel Road in New Canaan offers private luxury living.

Situated on 4.34 acres in the northeast part of town, the property features extensive professional landscaping with mature trees, beautiful gardens and expansive bluestone terraces and stone retaining walls.

A Waters Edge heated pool features a spa, tumbling waterfall and charming gazebo.

Built in 1974, several additions and renovations have transformed a traditional Colonial into a 15-room, 6,200-square-foot compound complete with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a half-bath.

The home opens into a grand marble tiled foyer. An elegant formal living room features a coffered ceiling, columns and detailed paneling. The room has cherry wood flooring throughout and a wood-burning fireplace with an antique hand-carved mantel.

A wood-burning fireplace, coffered ceiling and built-ins warm a custom cherry wood library.

The four-season sun-drenched English Amdega conservatory boasts antique French limestone flooring as well as protective interior roof shades.

An expansive gourmet kitchen by Deane features custom-crafted cabinetry by DBS of Pennsylvania, marble countertops and a tumbled limestone floor. There is a large center island with a Wolf range and custom exhaust hood. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers and a farmhouse sink.

There is a built-in desk area and a sunny breakfast room with windows overlooking a rear stone terrace.

An inviting family room with a cathedral ceiling, built-ins and a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth is off the kitchen, and a playroom features a stone fireplace, built-ins and a full bath with marble and a heated floor.

A spacious mudroom has custom built-ins, cubbies, raised paneling and a tumbled limestone floor.

Downstairs there is a guest suite with a sitting room featuring built-ins and a stone fireplace and a Carrera marble guest bath with a step-in shower.

On the second floor there is a luxurious master suite featuring a sitting area with a fireplace, separate solarium with bead board tray ceiling, up lighting, built-ins and French doors accessing a wraparound balcony that overlooks the pool area.

The master bath includes a steam shower, Jacuzzi and separate water closet.

There are three additional en suite bedrooms on this level and a fourth bedroom, which has a full hall bath with hand-glazed ceramic tile.

A fully carpeted third level could lend itself as a playroom or family room and includes a walk-in cedar closet.

The 2,500-square-foot guest house built by Hobbs Construction in 1993 opens its French doors into a dramatic two-story greatroom with a French limestone floor and a wood-burning fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling river stone hearth.

The first floor includes a sitting room with an antique pine floor, a full bath, dining room, media theater with full surround system, an office with Heritage cherry built-ins and a changing room.

The kitchenette includes a Sub-Zero half refrigerator and freezer, Asko dishwasher drawers, copper sink, custom cabinetry and marble countertops.

On the second floor there are sitting and billiard rooms and a guest suite with a full bath and separate rear staircase.

A lower level features a home gym and a climate-controlled wine cellar with storage for more than 2,000 bottles.

A heated garage can accommodate six cars.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Mary Higgins of Halstead Property at 203-966-7800 or mhiggings@halstead.com.

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.