The Nantucket-inspired Colonial tucked on a charming cul-de-sac just outside of town offers four levels of turnkey living space in a lovely, quiet neighborhood.

Designed by noted New Canaan architect Malcolm Robertson in 1997, the property offers country living minutes from the quaint downtown shopping district.

With details like plantation shutters, high ceilings and custom moldings, the home is both casual and elegant, designed with an easy flow throughout.

The sun-filled first floor features a large formal dining room with a custom built-in side cabinet and a bay window.

The dining room opens seamlessly into a bright formal living room with French doors leading to one of two private bluestone terraces framed by stone sitting walls, providing a perfect spot for outdoor entertaining.

A cook's kitchen features antique gold-colored granite counters, a SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Dacor cooktop with two full size ovens. The kitchen includes a sunny breakfast room with French doors leading to an outdoor terrace and flows nicely into a large family room which is warmed by a fireplace with a fieldstone floor-to-ceiling hearth. The family room offers plenty of natural light from a full wall of oversized windows with transoms overhead.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 15 Prospect Place
PRICE: $1,995,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1997
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,427
ACRES: 0.29
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: First floor master suite, terrace, whirlpool tub, home gym, library, two car attached garage, GarageTek system, Central vacuum system, emergency generator
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: $1,359,540
TAXES: $21,892.68

A resort-inspired first-floor master suite occupies the entire rear wing of the first floor. The suite entry hall, brightened by a skylight, features large his-and-hers walk-in closets with custom storage, an entertainment center flanked by built-in shelves, and French doors leading to the private backyard.

The master bath with its own skylight offers a fresh look with bright white cabinetry, vanity and floors and chrome fixtures. The bath includes a frameless glass step-in shower, double vanity and floor-to-ceiling mirrored cabinets.

Also on the first floor is a library wrapped in custom cabinetry and built-in bookcases, along with a generous built-in L-shaped desk. The room includes its own separate entrance, and is perfect for someone in need of a home office.

The second floor features three guest bedrooms, one of which is en suite and the remaining two share a full hall bath. The second guest bedroom features a large walk-in closet and the third includes a charming window seat overlooking the rear terrace and garden.

An above-garage bonus room could be used as a playroom, second-floor family room or in law suite, as it includes a separate stairway.

A third-floor bedroom occupies the entire level of the home, with plenty of room to expand to create additional bedroom or living space.

The lower level of the house was renovated in 2006 to feature a home exercise room with professional grade work-out flooring and a mirrored exercise wall as well as a spa bath featuring an oversized Kohler River Bath extra-large whirlpool spa and steam shower.

In addition, the lower level features built-in custom shelving, a mini-bar with a wine refrigerator and lounge area.

"This floor plan can suite any life style, at any stage of life," said Sara Marshall, a Realtor with Brotherhood & Higley.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Sara Marshall of Brotherhood & Higley at 203-249-8297 or sara@bhrealestate.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

ADDRESS: 15 Prospect Place

PRICE: $1,995,000

STYLE: Colonial

YEAR BUILT: 1997

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,427

ACRES: 0.29

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12

BEDROOMS: 5

FULL BATHROOMS: 4

HALF BATHS: 1

FEATURES: First floor master suite, terrace, whirlpool tub, home gym, library, two car attached garage, GarageTek system, Central vacuum system, emergency generator

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

ASSESSMENT: $1,359,540

TAXES: $21,892.68