On the Market / Chic New Canaan house abuts Audubon land
NEW CANAAN — Traditional architectural style meets an ultra chic aesthetic in the colonial house at 279 Rosebrook Road. The 13-room house was built in 1988 and was updated to accommodate everyday living and entertaining on a grand scale in the house, with its generously sized rooms and open floor plan, and outside with its heated in-ground saltwater swimming pool and large bluestone patio with a built-in grill.
Fieldstone pillars topped with lanterns mark the entrance to the Belgium block-lined circular driveway on this 2.31-acre level and gently sloping, lightly wooded property, where a babbling brook is the first to greet visitors. The privacy of this setting is augmented by its location. This property is surrounded by private land owned by the New Canaan Audubon Society. It is also close to the Country Club of New Canaan and the New Canaan Land Trust Trail.
This is a pet-friendly property, which is broadcast from the moment one turns into the driveway. Atop the cupola of the attached three-car garage there is a weathervane depicting a dog. This property has invisible pet fencing and a fenced dog run.
A wide bluestone path leads the way to the covered front porch with thick, round columns. Climb the semi-circular fieldstone and slate steps to the porch, where the blue front door is flanked by sidelights. It opens to reveal a 6,541-square-foot house with a wealth of amenities including a wine cellar and tasting room, a two-story family room, a sunken formal living room, and a spacious kitchen designed by Kitchen by Deane.
Its many attractive features start right from the spacious foyer, which has a marble floor and a dramatic staircase that starts off wide at the base and narrows as it climbs toward the second floor. To the left is the formal dining room with paneling on the lower walls and to the right is the living room, which has built-in bookshelves and dentil crown molding. Step down into the living room from the foyer or from the gallery where there are doors to the patio and pool area.
At the back of the house the eat-in kitchen is open to the family room. The two combine to create a perfect gathering spot. The eat-in area has a door to the patio and pool. In the family room there is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a dry bar area. The kitchen features a long two-tiered center island topped with a thick slab of granite and it doubles as a breakfast bar for six. The high-end appliances include a Viking Professional six burner range and double wall ovens. Off the kitchen there is a butler’s pantry and a café door into the dining room. A separate door leads into the mudroom.
Back to the foyer, the gallery leads to a wing of the house that contains an office with a wall of floor-to-floor built-in bookshelves and the spacious master bedroom suite, which has a sitting area, a pink marble fireplace, walk-in closets, and a double marble bath with a jetted tub and water closet with a bidet. The hallway between the office and master suite has a door to the patio and pool. The other four bedrooms are on the second floor and all are en suite. The home’s sixth full bath has outside access, which is great for those in the pool.
Also on the second floor there are two large bonus rooms, one with a long built-in table suitable as a homework station or craft space. It can accommodate four people at the same time. The adjoining bonus room has a long built-in counter area and lower cabinets. These two rooms also make a great space for sleep-overs. One of the children’s bedrooms has a built-in loft-like sleep space with a three-rung ladder to access it.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Kelly DeFrancesco and April Kaynor of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-667-4074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at www.AprilandKelly.raveis.com.
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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 279 Rosebrook Road
FEATURES: 2.31-acre level and gently sloping property, brook, heated in-ground saltwater swimming pool, automatic pool cover, wine cellar and tasting room, bluestone patio, fenced and professionally landscaped property, mature plantings, surrounded by private land owned by the New Canaan Audubon Society, wet bar, generator, proximity to the Country Club of New Canaan and the New Canaan Land Trust Trail, central vacuuming system, two fireplaces, thermal windows, exterior lighting, invisible pet fencing, dog run, speakers for Sonos system, circular driveway, wood roof, zoned heating and air conditioning, attached two-car garage, full unfinished walk-out basement, only minutes from town and train, well water, five bedrooms (all en suite), six full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School
MILL RATE: 16.312 mills