This country estate in the heart of the Silvermine district has been renovated inside and out, while preserving a piece of historic New Canaan property.

The 2-acre property includes a historic barn built around 1857 preserved over generations. Previous owners have repaired the internal post-and-beam structure, added a new roof and installed new electrical wiring.

The space, a wonderfully rustic and beautifully preserved piece of Connecticut's agrarian history, has been a host to many parties and even a barn wedding.

The rest of the property was constructed in 1972 and renovated from the late '90s to 2009 to include more than 6,000 square feet of living space.

The Colonial, with white clapboard siding and green shutters, features a cedar roof and copper gutters.

Extensive landscaping surrounds a flagstone pool deck and terrace featuring an outdoor built-in grill and fireplace to create a lovely spot for outdoor entertaining in the country.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 716 Silvermine Road
PRICE: $2,950,000
YEAR BUILT: 1972
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
BEDROOMS: 6
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: 1857 historic barn, heated pool, flagstone terrace, built-in outdoor grill and fireplace, Walpole pergola, invisible fence, deer fencing, stone wall, three car attached garage, two-car detached garage with above studio,
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High schools
ASSESSMENT: $1,533,910
TAXES: $23,840

Inside, a foyer is flanked by a study on the left and a formal living room featuring a tray ceiling with cove lighting and an oversized wood-burning fireplace with marble surround.

The formal dining room, lined with crisp white paneling, features a floor-to-ceiling bay window overlooking the expansive terraces and landscaping, all bordered by a picket fence and stone wall.

A spacious kitchen, renovated in 2007, features top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolfe range, Subzero refrigerator, two dishwashers and refrigerated drawers.

A wide center island provides plenty of room for everyday seating and a built-in work station extending into the family room offers a convenient spot for checking emails or doing homework.

The cozy family room features a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with a cherry mantle.

Off the kitchen is a private guest suite with its own access and en suite featuring a frameless glass tumbled stone step-in shower with skylight.

The second-floor houses six generously sized guest bedrooms, including the master and private guest suite.

An additional four bedrooms share two guest bathrooms with dual vanities and frameless glass step-in showers.

The master features 10-foot ceilings, his-and-hers walk-in closets with custom organizational storage and plenty of natural light through its five windows overlooking the historic barn.

The master bath, renovated in 2009, features a sunken tub with a hand shower, his and hers vanities with custom storage and a step-in shower with a skylight and built-in bench.

A fully finished lower level offers plenty of space for a second family room, recreational room and exercise space. There is also a custom workshop area with its own access to the backyard.

Added in 2009, the carriage barn features a stone exterior and cupola, with barn-style garage doors and rustic barn-style exterior lighting.

The heated two-car garage features an above studio or office with a full bath and kitchenette.

For more information or to see the property, contact Marsha Charles of Coldwell Banker Previews International at 203-904-4663 or email her at marsha.charles@cbmoves.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 716 Silvermine Road

PRICE: $2,950,000

YEAR BUILT: 1972

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11

BEDROOMS: 6

FULL BATH: 6

HALF BATH: 1

NOTABLE FEATURES: 1857 historic barn, heated pool, flagstone terrace, built-in outdoor grill and fireplace, Walpole pergola, invisible fence, deer fencing, stone wall, three car attached garage, two-car detached garage with above studio,

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

ASSESSMENT: $1,533,910

TAXES: $23,840