On the market: Stately Georgian
The stately Georgian Colonial on New Canaan's prestigious Smith Ridge Road offers elegant yet comfortable living in a 1937 classic.
Designed by New York architect William McKnight Bowman, the distinguished property at 785 Smith Ridge Road features more than 14 manicured acres with sweeping lawns, gardens and orchards.
From a flower-cutting closet to a beautiful rosette compass inlaid into the foyer's floor, the home is loaded with unexpected period details.
A paneled formal library features a wood-burning fireplace with a marble hearth, hand-carved surround and plenty of built-in storage.
More InformationABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 785 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1937
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,678
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
FULL BATHROOMS: 6
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Pool house, tennis court, terrace, heated pool
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
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The elegant step-down formal living room boasts a 12-foot-high ceiling and triple-hung Jeffersonian windows, allowing light to pour in.
Architectural details like a chair rail and original dentil molding with a rosette detail framing the door casings add the touches of a more elegant era.
"Because it incorporates the principles of Georgian architecture so beautifully, it is a home that will never become dated and will always be admired and appreciated," Restifo said. "While times change and styles come and go, what Smith Ridge Road offers is a classic, graceful elegance beyond the dictates of the latest architectural trend."
An attached sunroom with original hand-painted tile provides garden access and three walls of windows allow for an abundance of light.
Perfect for dinner parties, the formal dining room features both a built-in china closet and a silver one, ideal for entertaining.
The bright kitchen has a large center island with recessed lighting, a cozy breakfast area and a classic double farmhouse sink. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry wraps around the kitchen, and a pantry provides further storage. Off the kitchen is a mudroom with built-in organizational storage.
On the second level, the master suite features a wood-burning fireplace with hand-carved mantel, a dressing room and a marble master bath.
There are six additional bedrooms on the second floor as well as a traditional linen closet with a wash sink.
The property includes a pool house, caretaker's cottage and tennis court.
The attached pool house offers guest quarters. Featuring a game room with a large stone fireplace, a golf room has a projection screen and putting green and kitchen.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Emily Restifo of Brotherhood & Higley at 203-253-1170 or email@example.com. Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.