A stunner on the West-side
NEW CANAAN — A stunning West-side Colonial sited on the premiere Welles cul-de-sac offers endless amenities for the 2016 buyer.
Built by Cunningham & Co. in 2005, this six-bedroom Colonial was the recipient of the 2007 Hobi award for best custom house.
Known for her impeccable reputation as a builder, Carol Cunningham designed the home with only the best of materials from the Grand Manor shingled roof to the Kitchens by Deane custom kitchen.
Professionally landscaped by Craig Studer of Studer Designs, the 2.15-acre property includes a heated pool and spa with a waterfall feature surrounded by a limestone terrace.
The expansive Georgian-style Colonial features seven fireplaces, Brazilian cherry floors and 10-foot ceilings on the first floor.
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Inside, a grand entry foyer features a wraparound staircase channeling Sound of Music meets Gone with the Wind.
Lovely cased archways transition from each space to the next with elegance.
At left of entry is a formal living room trimmed with heavily detailed moldings that features an oversized wood-burning fireplace with a custom mantle and granite surround.
The living room accesses a covered veranda offering a quiet reading porch.
A Mahogany-paneled library with an intricate coffered ceiling and gas fireplace features walls of built-ins handcrafted on site.
With a crystal chandelier and matching crystal sconces, detailed crown molding and a custom wood-burning fireplace with layers upon layers of millwork, the formal dining room exudes elegance and sophistication.
An attached butler’s pantry crafted y Kitchens by Deane includes a Subzero wine refrigerator, GE ice machine and ample storage and counter space.
A barrel vaulted center hall with plaster ceilings and cove lighting connects the major living spaces with a tucked-away wet bar designed by Kitchens by Deane.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 54 Welles Lane
PRICE: $ 4,645000
YEAR BUILT: 2005
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 9,368
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 19
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: seven fireplaces, Kitchens by Deane, 2007 Hobi Award Winner, wet bar, butler’s pantry, mudroom, homework room, heated pool and spa, heated three car attached garage, mahogany deck, limestone terrace, hardiplank and azek trim, playground, house wide intercom system, whole house generator,
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
Appliances include two Subzero refrigerator and freezers, two Miele dishwashers, a six-burner Wolf range with grill and a dual Wolf wall oven.
Additionally, the kitchen is outfitted with a Dacor built-in coffee maker, Gaggenau steam oven, Miele warming drawer and Reverse Osmosis water filtration system.
Custom-crafted cabinetry keep everyday equipment like toasters and blenders handy but out of sight.
The kitchen includes both a breakfast room and a sitting room with a gas fireplace with a metallic tile surround that transitions seamlessly into the family room.
A stunning glass mosaic fireplace creates a polished look in the everyday family room that offers plenty of built-ins for displaying photographs and collections.
The first floor also includes a well-equipped mudroom with custom organizational built-ins, two powder rooms and a homework room with built-in cabinetry and five workstations built by Kitchens by Deane.
The second floor of the home includes four en suite guest bedrooms and a private master suite.
The master bedroom features a large sitting room with a lovely stone wood burning fireplace and lighted built-in bookshelves.
A covered balcony offers a romantic retreat and a luxurious master bathroom features a sunken whirlpool tub, oversized frameless glass steam shower and his and hers vanities.
The second floor also includes well-equipped laundry room with double washers and dryers, an Asko drying cabinet and a Mti jetted whirlpool sink for automatic hand washing
A third floor offers multiple bonus rooms including an sixth en suite guest bedroom.
The lower level, though unfinished, offers an additional 3,000 square feet of space that is already primed for cinema, exercise and billiards rooms, a wine cellar and a pool house.