Real estate: Elegant on the outside, chic on the inside
Published 12:00 am, Friday, November 27, 2015
An elegant East-side stone manor features all of the charm of a 1937 home with a modern chic design for the 2015 buyer.
Positioned perfectly on a spectacular 3.3-acre property at the end of a private Thrush Lane cul de sac in New Canaan, the home sits atop a gently rolling hill ideal for sledding in the winter months.
The rear of the property enjoys a generously sized flat grassy yard ribboned with time-worn stonewalls and mature specimen trees.
Through a climbing hydrangea and wisteria-wrapped pergola walkway, the detached pool house offers a private oasis during the warmer months.
The pool house features four walls of glass windows and doors that open for enjoying al fresco entertaining alongside a built-in fire pit that offers a wonderful gathering space.
Just beyond the pool house is the property’s Glen Gate pool and spa that are surrounded by a flagstone terrace and stone retaining walls with a reclaimed wrought iron gate.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 70 Thrush Lane
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Glen Gate pool, Kitchens by Deane, detached pool house, sports court, exercise room, sauna, three-car attached garage, pergola, fire pit, motor court, three fireplaces, private guest suite
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School
With its stone exterior and slate roof, the home is complimented with gently crawling English ivy along the front façade and Boston ivy known to turn a deep autumn red along the back of the home.
Inside a portico-covered entry, a front-to-back foyer creates a welcome entry softened by pretty black and white bird-themed wallpaper.
Just off the foyer is a formal living room designed to be decidedly less formal with built-in window nooks for cozying up with a book and a built-in banquette for informal dining.
The living room features original built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace and is wrapped in a chic gray cashmere wallpaper adding a modern design element to the space.
A tastefully renovated powder room features a glass mosaic-tiled floor, a coffered ceiling and a hammered nickel vessel sink with Waterworks fixtures.
The wood-paneled study features a second wood burning fireplace and plenty of built-ins for storing books and collections.
A cozy family room features original built-ins for displaying collections and plaster crown moldings.
With its close proximity to the kitchen, the family room could also function as a formal dining room if desired.
Renovated in 2012 by Kitchen by Deane, the sleek kitchen is outfitted with a white glass center island, white Vermont granite counters and a subway tile backsplash.
State-of-the-art appliances include a stainless Subzero refrigerator, Viking induction range, Miele speed oven, Miele dishwasher and built-in Miele espresso maker.
A fully equipped beverage area features lighted glass upper cabinetry for displaying stemware, a Subzero wine refrigerator and two Subzero refrigerated drawers.
Just off the kitchen is a step-down mudroom and laundry room both with marble floors and custom built-ins and cabinetry that were also designed by Kitchens by Deane.
A family office outfitted by Kitchens by Deane features hand-stenciled grasscloth wallpaper and four built-in workstations with well-appointed soft-close cabinetry and built-in corkboards.
A private one-bedroom guest suite features a sitting room, full bath and bedroom with its own separate access off the mudroom.
The second floor of the home includes two charming guest bedrooms that share a full Carrara marble bath with Waterworks fixtures.
The master suite features a wood-burning fireplace, walk-in dressing room with a built-in bureau and an en suite bath with a marble basket weave floor and marble Cesame vanity.
A third level includes a fifth guest bedroom with its own bath and plenty of storage space.
The lower level of the home includes an exercise room, sauna and full bath.