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On the market: Stunning and spacious

Published 8:02 am, Friday, June 27, 2014

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  • The Georgian Colonial Revival at 487 West Road in New Canaan offers more than 10,000 square feet of living space. It is on the market for $4,995,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    The Georgian Colonial Revival at 487 West Road in New Canaan offers more than 10,000 square feet of living space. It is on the market for $4,995,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 487 West Road, New Canaan
PRICE: $4,995,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1992
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 10,477
ACRES: 4
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 6
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, terrace, pergola
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $3,187,590
TAXES: $55,699

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To have a house featured, contact Patricia Hines at phines@bcnnew.com.
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The stunning Georgian Colonial Revival at 487 West Road in New Canaan offers more than 10,000 square feet of living space, loaded with architectural detail, alcoves and classical proportion.

With details like a walnut inlay in the foyer floor, substantial molding and a recessed powder room in a nook off the main foyer, the home's refined elegance is evident in every room.

Designed by noted architect Mark Finlay, of the Southport section of Fairfield, the home is sited on four rolling acres on the desirable West Road.

Opening into a grand 21-foot entry hall, the double foyer features an illuminated glass skylight and a wraparound stairwell, much like the one pictured in "The Sound of Music."

The foyer is flanked on either side by the formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround and the music room with French doors leading to a private terrace covered by a wisteria-wrapped pergola.

The space is truly ideal for entertaining large crowds.

Down the hall there is a recessed powder room, double library with walls of built-ins and the formal dining room featuring both classic paneling and crown molding.

A swing door from the dining room leads to a formal butler's pantry featuring glass cabinetry.

A large eat-in kitchen has custom pine cabinetry and decorative ceramic tiling on both the countertops and backsplash and a double sink. Appliances include a six-burner Thermador range and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

An eat-in area overlooks the rolling lawn and neighboring barn and opens up to a grand sunken family room with a 14-foot-high ceiling with Grecian-inspired columns that enhance the scale of the room.

The family room includes a wood-burning fireplace with a Delft tile surround and a built-in media center with plenty of shelving.

With classic 12-over-12 Colonial-style and transom windows, the family room is bathed in light for most of the day.

Off the family room are a full bath and a laundry room, and an oversized mudroom includes plenty of storage in its five cubbies as well as a second refrigerator.

Above the three-car garage is a large carpeted multi-functional room with cathedral ceilings that would work perfectly as a playroom.

Upstairs, two perfectly symmetrical bedroom suites with 16-foot-high ceilings, matching en suite baths with plantation shutters and built-ins, face the front of the property.

The rooms share a quiet sitting nook, designed with classic Greek revival architectural elements like a cathedral ceiling and Palladium window.

There are two additional matching en suite bedrooms on the second floor.

An elegant master suite features a tray ceiling, a wood-burning fireplace with a marble surround and hearth and Grecian columns.

A private balcony overlooks the 4 acres of property fringed with stone walls and mature specimen trees. A luxurious master bath has tumbled limestone flooring, split vanities with brass fixtures and wall sconces, a sunken tub and steam shower.

A separate sitting room off the master could be used as a sixth bedroom, perfect for a nursery, if needed.

And if more than 10,500 square feet of living space is need, an unfinished third level and an unfinished basement offer endless potential of square footage.

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

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.