Real estate: A work of art in an art community
A postmodern contemporary on Silvermine Road offers a one-of-a-kind gem in the historic Silvermine district of New Canaan.
Silvermine, straddling Norwalk, Wilton and New Canaan, is known for its rich history in the arts and home to artists such as Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann, and performers like Marion Telva Jones of the Metropolitan Opera.
This property certainly fits the mold.
Sitting on one acre of meticulously maintained grounds with perennial gardens and mature trees and a stone patio, the property is less than five minutes from the Silvermine Arts Center.
Designed and built by architect Vincent Colangelo in 1980, the home features a thermal envelop design with plenty of windows, both interior and exterior and a contemporary floor plan.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 962 Silvermine Road
PRICE: $ 1,150,000
YEAR BUILT: 2010
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,016
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FULL BATH: 2
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Hot tub, sliders, solarium, interior balcony, sauna, one fireplace, nine foot ceilings, central vacuum system, passive solar system, patio, shed, two car attached garage
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
With south-facing windows, the home’s design allows for the warm air to travel through the home in a triangular rotation as the ducts on the roofline open to release hot air in the summer.
Meanwhile, the home’s foundation was covered in a layer of sand, allowing space for air flow and as a result, it works to help cool the house during the summer months.
The home’s unique open floor plan invites natural light throughout its two floors.
Inside a post modern kitchen features birch cabinetry with exposed ductwork adding an industrial vibe.
Appliances include a six burner Thermador range with a hood, a Gaggenau dishwasher and a James Bond-inspired blender built right into the countertop.
A dining area alongside the kitchen opens into a living room with a stucco wood-burning fireplace.
At the heart of the home is the two-story solarium featuring interior windows on both the first and second floors allowing for plenty of natural light to fill the home.
The sun-drenched solarium features mahogany floors, a hot tub with built-in towel storage and a second-floor meditation balcony accessed from the master bedroom.
The master suite boasts a spa bath with sauna and a large walk-in dressing area.
With its own private entrance, a two-bedroom suite sharing a full bath was added by previous owners
The second floor also features a library with a textured rope wallpaper and a balcony that overlooks both the living room and solarium.