A Colonial tucked on Bridle Path Lane in New Canaan offers nearly 6,000 square feet of professionally designed and decorated space, both inside and out.

Abutting more than seven acres of protected land trust, the home sits prominently on a private three acres of property with sweeping lawns, gardens and a Norman Rockwell-inspired rope swing.

The property’s exterior was redesigned by award-winning landscape architect Peter Cummin to include extensive mature trees, flowering bushes and stone retaining walls and walking paths that slope around the home.

Cummin reconfigured the approach to the home by designing a formal center courtyard creating a sense of arrival to the main entrance to the home.

New Canaan-based architect Louise Brooks redesigned the portico-covered entry, flanking it with traditional columns and removing a balcony over the front door.

Inside, the home has been professional decorated by interior designer Kerry Hanson throughout its three finished levels of living space with deeply comfortable furnishings that are decidedly less formal than homes of similar caliber.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 142 Bridle Path Lane

PRICE: $ 3,695,000

ACREAGE: 2.94

YEAR BUILT: 2006

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16

BEDROOMS: 6

FULL BATH: 5

HALF BATH: 2

NOTABLE FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, wine cellar, home gym, butler’s pantry, mudroom, portico covered entry, walk out lower level

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

ASSESSMENT: $1,858,920

TAXES: $29,724

A double-height foyer features elegant herringbone floors and is softened by a pale green Colefax and Fowler wallpaper trimmed with classic paneling.

Throughout its 5,800 square feet, the home features a charming mix of traditional and modern that injects warmth into the generously sized rooms.

At right of entry, a formal living room features traditional crown molding and French doors that lead to a cozy study with built-in bookcases and window seats.

The study features white paneling and a coffered ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace with a detailed mantle and marble surround.

Opposite the living room, an elegant dining room mixes cream and aqua hues with a hand-painted Vaughan chandelier that hangs from the coffered ceiling.

An expansive gourmet kitchen features honed Carrara marble counters, a subway tile backsplash and a soft green granite center island offering space for everyday dining.

Appliances include a six-burner Wolf range, a Wolf wall oven and a Subzero refrigerator.

An adjacent walk-in pantry and butler’s pantry becomes an easy service station when entertaining.

The sunny breakfast room opens to a large family room with a second wood-burning fireplace that is flanked by built-ins for displaying collections.

The first floor also includes a mudroom with built-in cubbies for everyday organization and a hidden workstation with its own separate access.

On the second floor, a spacious master suite includes two walk-in closets and an en suite with a deep soaking tub with a Ferrin and Rowe hand shower, a dual vanity and step-in shower.

Four generously sized guest bedrooms share three full baths and a cozy second-floor family room with a built-in media center.

A fully finished lower level includes a large multifunctional space that lends itself as a recreation room, playroom and family room with a full bath and walk-out access to the backyard through French doors. Additionally, the lower level includes a home-gym, a wine cellar with a cork floor and a private en suite guest bedroom that previous owners used as a home office.

For more information or to see the property, please contact Jaime & Kendall Sneddon of Halstead Property at 203-219-3769 or email them at ksneddon@halstead.com