A house built for a storybook
NEW CANAAN — Tucked on a quiet neighborhood cul-de-sac off of New Canaan’s elite Rosebrook Road, this East-side Dutch Colonial offers a desirable address in move-in ready condition.
The storybook exterior on Bittersweet Lane is carefully trimmed with sculpted boxwoods, New England stonewalls and its own private aerated pond.
A schoolroom red front door flanked by arched sidelights stands out against the classic white clapboard siding and black shutters.
Inside, the foyer unfolds into a formal living room featuring clean chair rail and crown moldings, a wood burning fireplace and plantation shutters for added privacy.
A formal dining room is quite charming with a built-in corner hutch for displaying serve ware.
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Steps down from the dining room is a large family room with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, a wet bar with added storage space and plenty of natural light.
Renovated by current owners in 2006, a European-inspired kitchen features tumbled Italian stone floors, custom cabinetry handcrafted to resemble furniture and Uba Tuba granite counters.
With a tile backsplash imported from Barcelona, front apron farm sink sourced from England with an aged Brass faucet, this kitchen offers plenty of old world European charm.
Appliances include a five-burner Wolf cooktop, dual Miele wall oven and Subzero refrigerator.
The kitchen includes a center island offering prep space and a high-top bar for everyday dining in addition to an eat-in breakfast room.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Dutch Colonial
ADDRESS: 56 Bittersweet Lane
PRICE: $ 1,295,000
YEAR BUILT: 1967
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,367
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 0
NOTABLE FEATURES: aerated pond, stonewalls, stone terrace, screened porch, pool site, tennis court site, land trust, library,
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
Just off the kitchen is a screened porch with a vaulted wood-paneled ceiling with beams and three walls of windows overlooking the backyard and terrace.
The first floor also includes a wood-paneled library with built-ins, a wet bar and access to a full bath offering an option bedroom space if desired.
The second floor of the home includes three guest bedrooms that share a wainscoted hall bath and a master bedroom with an en suite bath and water views of the aerated pond.