NEW CANAAN — A house that was built in 1962 as a four-bedroom colonial at 25 Apple Tree Lane was completely renovated from top to bottom in 2009. The reimagined residence was given 7,236 square feet of living space and a third floor that did not previously exist extending the number of bedrooms to six.

The house sits on a level property of 3.25 acres and while the street is named for apple trees this yard is bordered by evergreens. A stone wall sits along the front of the property and provides access into the semi-circular driveway from two points. The front façade includes two entrances into the house. Bluestone paths, both of them lined with shaped boxwood shrubbery, lead to the covered front entrance with four columns and the casual entrance, which has a covered porch.

The radical changes made by the current owners are evident beginning in the foyer, where they added a gracefully curved staircase to the second floor and a powder room with an onyx floor. Generously appointed interior rooms were adorned with detailed moldings and extensive millwork. The house also has new windows and newly refinished hardwood floors. The new configuration of the floor plan and additional amenities create a flexible space suitable for casual and formal living and entertaining spaces.

A wide arched entryway leads into the formal living room, which has a marble fireplace, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, and columns that separate this room from the sun room. In the sun room there is a coffered ceiling and French doors to the first of two bluestone patios. A second patio features an outdoor fireplace.

Inside there are four more fireplaces. In addition to the living room fireplaces are found in the formal dining room, the family or great room, and the screened sun porch. The dining room fireplace is gas fueled and it is flanked by built-in china cabinets with decorative divided light windows and interior lighting. French doors open to another patio.

The sizable gourmet kitchen is open to the adjoining dramatic two-story great room; the two rooms separated only by the large center island. Kitchen features include Carrera marble counters, a slate backsplash, glass-front walnut cabinetry with interior lighting, under cabinet lighting, pantry cabinets with pull-out drawers, and high-end appliances, among them Dacor double wall ovens and DCS range top.

Off the kitchen is a separate breakfast room with a cathedral ceiling and three walls of windows. The family room has a cathedral ceiling with elegant trestle-like exposed beams, and its fireplace is flanked by French doors to the patio with the fireplace and built-in grill. Another set of French doors go into the screened porch. Its floor-to-ceiling fireplace comprises fieldstone. The kitchen, breakfast room, and family room together create the heart of this home.

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Off the kitchen and great room there is a wet bar with a wood counter. This area of the house also has a good-sized mudroom with a tile floor, built-in cubbies, and bead board on the lower walls. This room provides access to the heated three-car garage and the finished lower level, which has wine cellar among its livable spaces as well as a utility room and a separate mechanical room. There is also a built-in desk area that could serve as a homework station, computer space or a gift-wrapping area.

On the second floor there are four bedrooms. The master suite is in a separate wing and it has two built-in shelves hidden behind mirrored French doors with glass door handles, French doors that lead to a private balcony, a spacious walk-in closet, and a marble bath. The third floor has the other two bedrooms and a full bath.

Outside, the landscaping was deliberately planned and executed to add texture, shape and color to the yard.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 25 Apple Tree Lane

PRICE: $3,195,000

ROOMS: 12

FEATURES: 3.25-acre level property, located on a cul-de-sac, built-in grill, outdoor fireplace, four interior fireplaces, generator, Thermopane windows, wet bar, wine cellar, semi-circular driveway, just minutes to the center of New Canaan, aqua chiller water dispenser, front and rear stair cases, cedar wood roof, skylights, shed, attached heated three-car garage, full finished basement, six bedrooms, five full and three half baths

SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,939,770

MILL RATE: 16.312 mills

TAXES: $30,420

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Wendy Werneburg or Hannelore Kaplan of Hannelore & Company/William Raveis Real Estate at 203-536-2210 or Werneburg at Wendy.Werneburg@Raveis.com and Kaplan at Hannelore.Kaplan@raveis.com.