Real estate: A grand country estate with modern accents
A regal stone and shingle Georgian Colonial offers more than 13,500 square feet of expertly crafted living space on prestigious Oenoke Ridge Road in New Canaan.
The home was modeled after some of the beautiful homes designed in the period between 1890 and 1945 by architectural firms such as McKim, Mead and White, Delano and Aldrich and David Adler.
Like those particular homes, the property was designed to be a grand country home featuring a symmetrical facade with classical wide pilasters, a curved portico entry, roof balustrades and “wreath and ribbon” gable flourishes.
With expansive bluestone terraces and garden rooms, the property offers endless outdoor entertaining opportunities and has been featured in numerous publications and regional garden tours.
Aside from the detailed millwork, luxurious baths and 10-foot ceilings, the home is outfitted with top-of-the-line systems, from the Lutron lighting installed throughout the home’s four levels, to the Crestron computer system controlling global internal and external lights,
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 712 Oenoke Ridge
YEAR BUILT: 1998
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 13,526
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 18
FULL BATH: 7
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, gym, wine cellar, two offices, bluestone terraces, specimen gardens, portico entry, butler’s pantry, Crestron system, Lutron system
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: $ 3,799,670
heating and air condition, TV and music in every room.
In other words, you can turn on your television from Mongolia.
Inside its four levels of living space, the home includes 18 rooms, six of which are bedrooms, with seven full baths and two powder rooms.
An elegant double-story foyer opens into a grand gallery with polished nickel lantern-style pendants and interior French doors with Palladium fanned transom windows.
The sophisticated formal living room features the first of seven gas fireplaces with a white marble surround and handcrafted built-ins for displaying collections.
A handsome library is wrapped in mahogany paneling and swanky gray grass cloth wallpaper.
The generously sized formal dining room offers a designer space for entertaining with a lacquered ceiling, two sets of French doors leading to the rear stone terrace and a fireplace with a white marble surround.
The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home with a cozy fireside sitting area and a welcoming banquette breakfast area.
The gourmet kitchen features double islands, custom cabinetry with polished nickel hardware and state-of-the-art appliances such as a six-burner Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.
The butler’s pantry features granite counters, a front apron farm sink, and glass cabinetry for displaying serve ware.
The pantry includes a Fisherpakel dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer and a wine refrigerator for easy entertaining.
Just off the kitchen is a spacious family room with cathedral ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and built-in media center.
The first floor also includes a well-designed ladies office with built-ins bookcases and a playroom with two walls of built-in cabinetry for organizing toys and games.
The second floor of the home features four generously sized guest bedrooms, each with an en suite bath, in addition to a glamorous master suite.
The master features its own vestibule complete with a fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets with custom built-ins and a luxurious en suite bath.
With his and hers frameless glass step-in showers and water closets and his and hers custom vanities, the only thing shared in this bath is the whirlpool tub.
A fully finished third level offers 607 square feet of space that easily lends itself as a family room or spacious guest suite with a full en suite bath.
Custom designed by White, the lower level offers an additional 3828 square feet of living space including a fully equipped gym, cozy family room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, coffered ceiling and bar and a sophisticated mahogany wine cellar.
The lower level also includes a playroom or recreational space and designer European bathroom.