The Colonial at 279 Rosebrook Road is as lovely as the name of its coveted address.

From its porthole-style windows to its creative play nooks, the home is loaded with architectural details and downright whimsy.

Previous owners have lovingly designed the home with an eclectic palette, taking bits of mid-century modern and melding them with pieces of New Orleans funk, like the oil-rubbed nickel dining chandelier.

The result is a sophisticated take on modern chic with plenty of artistic liberty.

The award-winning property features walking trails, specimen trees and unobstructed views of the adjacent bird sanctuary.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 279 Rosebrook Road
PRICE: $3,295,000
YEAR BUILT: 1988
ACREAGE: 2.31
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 1
FEATURES: Signature pool with saltwater system, bluestone terrace, covered porches, built-in outdoor grill, gravel driveway, dog run, deer fencing, wood shingle roof, Kitchen by Deane, wine cellar
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $2,395,820
TAXES: $37,213

Built in 1988, the 6,500-square-foot home was expanded and renovated in 2000 by Richard Bergmann to include a stunning two-story family room, kitchen by Deane and master suite wing.

Designed in a U-shape layout, the home is filled with light with windows on all sides that perfectly frame the lovely bluestone courtyard and Signature saltwater pool.

Inside, a lovely marble foyer opens into a sunken formal living room with antique chestnut floors, detailed dentil crown molding and Grecian-style columns.

Opposite the living room, an oversized formal dining room features raised paneling and butler's pantry with plenty of storage.

A fully equipped chef's kitchen designed by Kitchens by Deane features 2-inch thick granite counters, a stainless steel backsplash and built-in coffee bar and work station. Appliances include a six burner Viking stove with hood, Sub Zero refrigerator and double Thermador wall ovens. A sunny breakfast room looks over the courtyard with access to a covered porch and pool area.

At the heart of the home is a sun-drenched two-story family room offering a great entertaining space. The dramatic family room features a floor-to-ceiling limestone gas fireplace, wet bar and a cabana bath with its own access to the pool area.

The master suite wing occupies its own private section of the home, with a separate sitting room and French doors leading to the courtyard.

The master features a gas fireplace, bay window, his-and-hers walk-in closets and his-and-hers marble baths, one with a corner sunken tub and both sharing a walk-through shower.

On the second floor, there are four generously sized en suite guest bedrooms, offering plenty of storage space and special details like a hidden play nook in guestroom number three or the private dressing room in guest room number four.

Perhaps the most whimsical room is a tree house-inspired guest room at the far wing of the house, just above the master, lined with windows on all angles overlooking 10 acres of New Canaan Audubon Society property.

A second-floor playroom offers a great hangout spot for the kids for play, relaxing or homework. A designated work station features schoolroom-inspired pendant lights and lovely recessed dormered windows with built-in bookshelves creating a cozy spot for reading.

Though unfinished, the lower level offers great potential with French doors, high ceilings and a wine cellar.

"Rosebrook Road is considered the best address on the east side of town," said Mary Higgins, a realtor with Halstead Property.

For more information or to see the property, contact Mary Higgins of Halstead at 203-966-7800 or email her at mhiggins@halstead.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 279 Rosebrook Road

PRICE: $3,295,000

YEAR BUILT: 1988

ACREAGE: 2.31

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13

BEDROOMS: 5

FULL BATH: 6

HALF BATH: 1

FEATURES: Signature pool with saltwater system, bluestone terrace, covered porches, built-in outdoor grill, gravel driveway, dog run, deer fencing, wood shingle roof, Kitchen by Deane, wine cellar

SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High

ASSESSMENT: $2,395,820

TAXES: $37,213