On the market: A country estate
Published 10:06 am, Friday, October 18, 2013
There's a lot you can do on almost 4 acres, and the house at 340 Country Club Road in New Canaan appears to have made good use of it. It's situated within a mile of town, but owing to its acreage it gives a great quality of an estate.
There are large swaths of flat green lawn. In the back, which is framed by trees at the far edges, a fenced-in pool and bathhouse make their own yard within a yard. The pool is situated in a sunny spot with a patio and surrounding stone. At the back of the house there's a porch overlooking the scene.
Opposite the four bays of the attached garage is a separate guest house -- a old wood structure that on its own would be a beautiful centerpiece to this property.
The guest house has a central room with a vaulted ceiling, a stone hearth fireplace and wood floors. It's a mix of wood beams, and enjoys beautiful old wood siding and cedar roof.
There's a circular driveway at the front of the main house, which is a sizable building and tastefully constructed inside, aimed to match the historic tone of the out building.
More InformationAbout this house
ADDRESS: 340 Country Club Road, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 2003
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,857
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
FULL BATHROOMS: 8
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Four-car attached garage, cinema, pool, pool spa, pool house, barn, guest house, hot tub, lawn sprinkler, wine cellar, terrace, central vacuum, security system, intercom
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
There are wide wood floors and wood beams throughout the front hall, which is open with an overhanging balcony that almost appears like something out of a rustic wild west movie.
Straight ahead is a family area centered around a fireplace that opens left into the grand kitchen and right into a wood-paneled library with a small stone fireplace. The library has an interesting ceiling, combining wicker matting and wood, while the walls and cabinets are antiquated wood.
There's a butler's pantry off the family room. Also, to the right of the hall, is a small, much more modern, little bedroom with French doors leading out to a flagstone patio.
In a somewhat unusual design, the stairs start up in the same direction as the front door give a view of the outside via second-story windows.
There are other features, like a small recessed window seat under the stairs, hidden by curtains.
The formal dining room, left of the front hall, has eye-level wainscoting.
Another butler's pantry, with a separate fridge, connects into the spacious kitchen from the other side.
Here, where the wood flooring continues, is a beautiful design of millwork, along with an eight-burner Wolf stove and serving counter.
From here is a family room and informal dining area, with another stone-hearth fireplace and pool view, along with the same high ceiling and wood beams.
The back stairs on the east side of the building connect with the kitchen, garage and a finished basement. There's a bar, wine closet, large playroom and gym. There's also substantial storage as well.
Upstairs, the east side of the house has a grand wide open office, also with a high ceiling and lined with bookshelves. It's got a lot of southern exposure, in part from a balcony through French doors. The laundry room is upstairs off the wide hall.
Two en suite bedrooms are off this hall, which ends in the master suite at the west end.
On the third story, along with lots of easily accessible attic storage, is another private bedroom suite.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Jaime Sneddon of Halstead Property at 203-219-3769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.