ON THE MARKET: Massive New Canaan house hits the market
Published 11:02 am, Tuesday, August 9, 2016
NEW CANAAN — With its private West-side locale to its romantic garden rooms throughout the idyllic two acres of property, this gracious colonial offers a small piece of paradise on Rippowam Road.
A pea stone lined drive offers a formal approach to the white clapboard sided colonial trimmed with green shutters and a portico-covered entry.
The front of the property is finished with sculpted boxwoods, flowering trees and beds of pachysandra.
But around back, the property becomes really quite special.
With flowering perennial gardens frames by formal boxwoods and ivy-covered stone wall, the property features lovely garden rooms tucked throughout the property.
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An idyllic free form pool is surrounded by one of several stone terraces offering space for a table and chairs.
Built in 1954, this five-bedroom colonial offers nearly 7,000 square feet of living space with perfectly proportioned rooms and elegant finishes.
Inside, a foyer leads into a light-filled living room through a lovely arched doorway.
The living room features the first of five fireplaces, a tray ceiling with crown molding a wall of windows overlooking a broad sweep of the property that gently rolls down to Collin’s Pond.
The pond offers a postcard worthy oasis for fishing, canoeing and ice skating in the winter months.
A handsome library features plenty of natural light, a wood burning fireplace and wall of built-ins for displaying books and collections.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 41 Rippowam Road
PRICE: $ 2,59,000
YEAR BUILT: 1951
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: five fireplaces, pool, terraces, three car attached garage, wet bar, mudroom, library, first floor guest bedroom, French doors,
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: $ 1,877,120
TAXES: $ 30,015
The library includes a full service wet bar with a brass vessel sink, a wine refrigerator and icemaker.
Painted with scenes of the bucolic European countryside, the formal dining room features a set of French doors opening to an outdoor terrace for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining.
A sunny kitchen features white cabinetry, a granite center island offering everyday seating for four and a cozy family space with a floor to ceiling brick fireplace.
The kitchen offers access right out to a dining terrace overlooking the pool through a set of French doors.
A formal powder room, laundry room and first floor en suite guest bedroom are also located on the first floor.
The second floor of the home features a wonderful second family room with a large wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in book cases and a private balcony overlooking the property.
The master suite occupies its own private wing of the second floor featuring an elegant wood burning fireplace and a set of French doors with a pretty arched transom window leading to a romantic Juliet balcony.
The master includes his and hers walk-in closets and bathrooms.
The ladies master bathroom features a sunken whirlpool tub surrounded by hand painted murals, a step in shower and large vanity while the gentleman’s bath features a step in shower and a cherry vanity.
Two guest bedrooms on the second floor share a full hall bath while the third guest bedroom includes its own en suite bath with a whirlpool tub and a large walk-in closet.