On the market: Chic and practical
Updated 12:09 pm, Friday, April 4, 2014
The luxurious Colonial at 418 Michigan Road on the west side of New Canaan offers chic sophistication to a family-oriented home.
Though practical with an easy open layout, the home's elegant features like the 9-foot ceilings and heavily detailed molding throughout, add refined details in each room of the house.
Entering into a double-story foyer, the formal staircase is wrapped with crisp white paneling that curves beautifully up to the second floor.
The formal living room includes a gas fireplace with a black marble hearth and French doors, which extend the entire width of the room and lead to an outdoor stone terrace.
The warm cherry wood library off the living room is paneled from floor to ceiling. It features a coffered ceiling, a gas fireplace with a green marble hearth and a matching green marble wet bar with a copper sink.
With a coffered ceiling and wood-burning fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth, the sunlit great room serves as the central living space for the home.
More InformationAbout this house
ADDRESS: 418 Michigan Road, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 2004
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 8,422
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, lawn sprinkler, media room, rear stairs, terrace, wet bar, whirlpool tub, stone terrace
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
The dining room features deep crown molding, paneling and inlaid wood flooring, with a connecting butler's pantry including a two-zone wine refrigerator, granite countertops and a copper sink. The cheerful oversized kitchen boasts a six-burner Viking range, Sub Zero refrigerator, double wall oven and custom cabinetry.
It opens to a sunny breakfast room with two skylights that overlooks the backyard and provides access to the outside terrace through its French doors.
"There is no wasted space in this home. You actually live in every room of this house because it is all so open," Ruth DeVilliers, a real estate agent with Halstead Property, said.
On the second floor there are four bedrooms plus a carpeted playroom. The laundry room is also located on this floor, a desirable feature for many families.
The master suite stretches the entire width of the house, with light pouring in from both sides.
French doors open to private balcony looking out to the 1.44 wooded acres.
The master bath features heated floors, a steam shower and whirlpool tub, and includes a dressing room and two walk-in closets.
The lower level of the house offers 2,400 additional square feet of finished wall-to-wall carpeted living space. It includes a Sante Fe ultra-efficient dehumidifier.
"This space lends itself to meet the needs of the family -- from a playroom to a gym to a game room," DeVilliers said.
The third floor of the home has potential to serve as a playroom, media room or additional bedrooms once finished.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Ruth Devilliers of Barbara Cleary's Reality Guild at 203-219-1860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.