Farmhouse charm with a man cave
An east side clapboard Colonial on Benedict Hill Road offers more than 4,000 square feet of classic farmhouse style.
Situated on Benedict Hill and Cheese Spring Road, the property sits on four private acres filled with mature gardens and evergreen screening.
Clad in a pale yellow hue, the house features tall English-style casement windows and a lovely covered portico entry.
Built in the early 1980s, the home exudes the charm of a 1920s or 1930s house, with antique yellow hard pine sourced from a warehouse in Baltimore, reclaimed wooden beams and bead board paneling.
Inside, a two-story foyer opens to a formal living room featuring a wood burning fireplace with a hand-carved mantle English-style casement windows.
A formal dining room is rustic and elegant with grass cloth wallpaper, exposed beams and crystal chandelier.
With its honed Carrara counters, Shaw’s Original Fireclay farm sink and white subway tile backsplash, the kitchen offers classic farmhouse charm.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 245 Benedict Hill Road
PRICE: $ 2,495,000
YEAR BUILT: 1983
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,370
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Five-car detached-garage with above loft, in-ground pool, five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, lower level,
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: $1,283, 000
Glass cabinetry offers stemware storage, while a center island offers plenty of prep space and everyday seating. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Viking four-burner range and griddle.
A breakfast nook wrapped in grass cloth wallpaper features a built-in window seat and a bead board vaulted ceiling.
The kitchen opens into a family room, featuring a vaulted ceiling with reclaimed wooden beams salvaged from a barn in Northern Vermont, a wood burning stone fireplace and plenty of built-ins for displaying collections.
A wall of French doors opening to the rear terrace and pool area brings plenty of natural light into the space.
Just off the kitchen is a built-in homework station and mudroom with radiant heated stone floors, built-in cubbies and window bench and skylights.
A den plentiful in exposed wooden beams with a wood burning fireplace and wet bar would make a perfect man cave.
The second floor of the home includes the master bedroom and four guest rooms, two of which are en suite and two that share a full bath.
A spacious master suite features a coffered vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace and two walk-in closets with custom storage. A reclaimed schoolroom door adds a touch of character to the master en suite.
A fully finished lower level features a Nantucket-inspired design with crisp white shiplap paneling. The lower level includes a dance floor complete with a mirror and disco ball, an exercise room and family area.
The detached post and beam barn offers space for four or five cars with an above loft.
The lower level of the barn includes a full bath for pool guests.