Stone and shingle Colonial a winner inside and out
Updated 10:10 am, Thursday, May 21, 2015
A turn-of-the-century stone-and-shingle Colonial on the east side of town offers fine architectural detail and living spaces with modern updates on New Canaan's Rosebrook Road.
Designed in an era when things were built slowly and with great craftsmanship, this 1907 house is filled with warmth and soul.
Thoughtfully renovated by previous owners, much of the home's period detail has been preserved -- from the interior leaded glass transoms on the second floor to the unexpected nooks and alcoves in the formal rooms.
Outside, the property is ribboned with moss-covered stone walls, flowering fruit trees and romantic perennial gardens. At more than three acres, the property also includes an open field with plenty of room for play, a large in-ground pool and terrace with a stone fire pit.
A circular Belgian block driveway offers an approach to the home's columned front portico entry.
The original Dutch entry door opens to an entrance hall with an original birdseye maple doublewide staircase.
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A formal living room features a sitting alcove with built-in windows seats and original bead board. Two sets of French doors lead to a covered terrace facing the rear of the property, offering spectacular sunset views with its Western exposure.
The oversize formal dining room features two sets of original glass built-in cabinets and a boxed wall of leaded glass windows.
Just off the dining room is a cozy sunroom with original stonework and access to the rear covered terrace.
A tastefully updated eat-in kitchen features granite countertops, a Viking six-burner range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and two Asko dishwashers. The breakfast area opens into a family room with a gas fireplace.
Just off the kitchen is a stone wall-surrounded garden, offering a great space for growing vegetables and herbs.
The first floor also includes a playroom with access to the pool area and surrounding terrace and a whimsical jungle-inspired powder room with original flooring and tile.
The second floor opens to a landing with plenty of space for a sitting area and a balcony over the front door.
A master bedroom features a sitting area, French doors to a private Juliet balcony overlooking the pool area and built-in custom cabinetry.
His and hers bathrooms were renovated in 2009, both with a tumbled stone floor, the gentleman's with a step-in shower and the lady's with a tub.
Each of the four guest bedrooms on the second floor is generously sized for an early 20th century home, all with custom closets and sharing two full baths.
The second floor includes an office with built-in cabinetry and a convenient laundry room.
A third floor, accessed by a traditional or a spiral staircase, includes two additional guest bedrooms both with antique wide plank floors. The third floor includes a full bath and extensive storage space.
The lower level offers an additional 900 square feet of finished space that was renovated in 2004 with a playroom, recreational space and full bath.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Mary Higgins of Halstead Property 203-247-4062 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 112 Rosebrook Road
PRICE: $ 3,395,000
YEAR BUILT: 1907
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,902
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: stone and shingle exterior, in ground pool, cedar roof, copper gutters, mahogany shutters, leaded glass windows, columned front portico, master bedroom balcony, dual level deck, covered porch, three car attached garage, French doors
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School