On the Market: Custom 4-5 bedroom dream house with resort-like pool
NEW CANAAN — “Fabulous and fun” is the way the listing agents of the custom colonial at 95 Indian Waters Drive describe the 8,564-square-foot house and its 2.59-acre property.
To that they can also add fantastic, fascinating, fashionable, and flexible floor plan. Moving to another letter of the alphabet, this property can be described as restful, restorative, relaxing, and resort-like. No need to book a flight to exotic places. The residents of this house have a vacation spot all their own, as well as an ideal entertainment venue and a spectacular home.
The house is special but it is probably the fenced rear yard where most people will want to hang out. The sizable heated in-ground swimming pool has an infinity edge with a waterfall, a water slide, and a wading pool area for young children which includes fountains that turn on and off with a switch. Most unusual is the swim-up bar area with underwater bar stools so there is no need to leave the pool to get a beverage.
Beyond the pool area and hidden behind landscaped shrubbery is a putting green. Closer to the house there are multiple bluestone terraces, a built-in outdoor kitchen with a grill and refrigerator, a long counter with seating for at least nine, and a fieldstone wood-burning pizza oven. The outdoor space is attractively illuminated with landscape lighting including spotlights, wall lanterns, path lighting, and accent lighting. The current owners custom-built this house in 2000 specifically as an outdoor entertainment space.
Inside, the entertainment amenities continue with a whole house audio system, and in the full finished walk-out lower level a media or theater room, a gym/game room with a fieldstone fireplace, rubberized floor and a long mirrored wall, a wine cellar, and a full bath.
This house is located on a private cul-de-sac within easy traveling distance of downtown New Canaan, two Metro North train stations - the one downtown and Talmadge Hill, and the Merritt Parkway. From the circular driveway a wide bluestone path leads to the covered front entrance with columns. The door is framed in sidelights and a transom and it opens into the two-story marble center hall foyer.
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The over-sized front-to-back formal living room has a fireplace flanked by doors to a covered porch with bluestone floor. A spiral staircase accesses this porch from the balcony/deck of the master bedroom suite above it. Also off the foyer is the first floor office with an interior transom and French doors for privacy. The octagonal-shaped formal dining room features a marble floor, stone fireplace, tray ceiling, cove lighting, walls of windows, and French doors to one of the patio areas.
Between the dining room and the chef’s kitchen there is a butler’s pantry with a wine refrigerator, sink, cabinetry, and a pass-through at which a bartender could stand to serve guests at parties. A full bar and prep kitchen lead to an outdoor patio. In the kitchen there is a two-tiered center island with a breakfast bar, Uba Tuba black granite counters, two large stainless sinks, and high-end appliances including a Viking four-burner range with a griddle. The octagonal breakfast nook has four columns and steps down into the family room, where there is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, skylights, and a door to a patio.
Off the kitchen there is a walk-on pantry with pull-out storage drawers, and a small office that could serve as a home command center. The mudroom has a utility sink, built-in cubbies, pantry storage, and it accesses the three-car garage with has double height ceilings, meaning it can be converted into a six-car garage with lifts for the car enthusiast or collector.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Custom Colonial
ADDRESS: 95 Indian Waters
FEATURES: 2.59-acre level and sloping property, putting green, heated in-ground infinity swimming pool, waterfall, water slide, swim-up bar, wading area with fountains, built-in fieldstone wood-burning pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, bluestone terraces, outdoor spa, deck, hot tub, full bar, wine cellar, home theater, gym/game room, whole house audio system, thermal windows, front and rear staircases, generator, five fireplaces, lawn sprinkler, landscape lighting, full finished walk-out lower level, balcony, proximity to downtown New Canaan and two Metro North train stations, located on a cul-de-sac, fieldstone walls, well water (two separate wells), walk-up attic, attached over-sized three-car garage, six-zoned heating system, five bedrooms, four full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School
MILL RATE: 16.669 mills
On the second floor, the master suite is separated from the hall by French doors. The vaulted ceiling has cove lighting. There are two walk-in closets, one of which has a door that opens to the hall so that one spouse can exit for work without waking the other. In the two-story master bath there is a skylight, double vanity, jetted tub, and water closet. There is another en suite bath on this floor. Two others share a Jack-and-Jill-style bath. Step down into the wide landing where there is ample room for a homework station and access to a large playroom with a wall of built-in bookshelves and drawers.
The unfinished third floor is plumbed and ready to be converted into useful living space.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Susan O’Rourke or Bettina Hegel of Halstead Properties; O’Rourke at 203-979-1181 or email@example.com, and Hegel at 917-842-3349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.