A beautifully preserved 19th century Colonial on Canoe Hill Road in New Canaan offers nearly 6,000 square feet of old world charm with 2015 updates.

The current owners purchased the landmark New Canaan home known as the “Waring Farm,” according to the New Canaan Historical society, in 2000 and began their 15-year restoration project.

Truly a labor of love, the home was carefully restored by the owners, who were careful in maintaining the original integrity and charm of the home.

The east side home is on a pristine three acres of property ribboned with aged stonewalls, mature trees and a recently planted apple orchard.

A circular drive offers a stately approach to the home’s covered entry that is framed with six columns and surrounded by sculpted boxwoods.

A tall front entry door is flanked with two leaded glass sidelights and a leaded glass transom window and leads into a gracious front-to-back foyer.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 208 Canoe Hill Road

PRICE: $3,895,000

ACREAGE: 3

YEAR BUILT: 1863

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,965

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15

BEDROOMS: 6

FULL BATH: 6

HALF BATH: 1

NOTABLE FEATURES: Pool and spa, stone terraces, sunroom, three-car attached garage, three fireplaces, wine cellar

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

ASSESSMENT: $1,902,250

TAXES: $29,524

At left of entry through two beautifully arched doorways, is a generously sized formal living room, enhanced by 9.5-foot ceilings that are trimmed with detailed crown moldings.

Two original sets of French doors with refinished brass hardware open to a triple flagstone terrace surrounded by stone retaining walls, designed to appear as if they had always been a piece of the property.

Two additional sets of interior French doors lead to a sun-drenched solarium with a French-country inspired brick paver flooring laid in a herringbone pattern.

A paneled formal dining room steps out through three sets of French doors with Palladium style transoms to multi-level terraces that lead out to the recently installed pool and spa.

Timeless materials in the kitchen such as the honed Carrara marble counters and aged brass Lille Herbeau faucet on the deep undermount sink create a space reminiscent of another era. A built-in Subzero refrigerator features a solid wood door with a cane inlay that matches the door on a pantry closet.

Top-of-the-line appliances include the six-burner Viking range with a built-in hood that fits perfectly into a recessed alcove lined with a brick backsplash.

A wainscoted eat-in breakfast nook offers a cozy space for everyday eating and an attached butler’s pantry offers plenty of additional storage and work space

The pantry features white inset glass cabinetry with latch-style hardware, honed Carrara counters and double basin nickel plated sink that stretches the width of the pantry and features a wall mount Lille Herbeau aged brass faucet.

On the second floor, the master bedroom offers a private suite as present owners converted what were two separate bedrooms into a lovely master bedroom and sitting room.

The master en suite features hardwood floors, his-and-hers Carrara marble vanities with Leroy Brooks faucets, a frameless glass Carrara marble shower and pullout cabinetry for storing toiletries.

There are five guest bedrooms that share three full baths on the second floor.

For more information or to see the property please contact Janis Ryan Hennessy of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty at 203-856-8827 or email her at jhennessy@wpsir.com.