On the Market: Five gas fireplaces highlight New Canaan mansion
Updated 9:50 am, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
NEW CANAAN — In 2005 a 13-room colonial house was built at 62 Norholt Drive and even though 12 years have passed since its construction this luxurious house seems brand new.
It has all the amenities befitting a house of newer “vintage” including spacious, gracious and stylish rooms, an outdoor kitchen, and a heated in-ground swimming pool and spa. Its up-to-date technology goes beyond what many houses have - including newly constructed residences. Its three-car attached garage is equipped with a Tesla docking station.
The 6,862-square-foot house is located on a one-acre level parcel on an upscale cul-de-sac that offers great privacy. Not only does this property back up to a 35-acre estate on Brookwood Lane, but the entire neighborhood is buffered by the open space created by the nearby Country Club of New Canaan. This pale beige clapboard house with back shutters sits near the end of the cul-de-sac. It has a semi-circular driveway and bluestone steps to the wide covered front entrance. The front door is framed by sidelights and a fanlight transom and it opens to the two-story foyer that has wainscoting on the lower walls, a coffered ceiling, and hardwood floor arranged in a herringbone pattern with a double border of darker wood defining the space.
Setting the mood for several rooms are the five fireplaces, all of which have gas starters; and then there is the outdoor fireplace in the backyard. Just as an artist frames his or her completed art work this house is framed with richly detailed architectural elements from the architrave of the entrance from the foyer into the formal dining room to the paneled wood mantel of the family room fireplace to the cove lighting in the tray ceiling of the opulent master bath.
The formal living room has a fireplace with a marble surround. The dining room also has a marble fireplace as well as a deep tray ceiling in which there is cove lighting, and a wet bar with glass front cabinetry. Off the living room is an office with a window seat and French doors to the bluestone patio, pool and yard. An arched doorway leads from the office to the family room where there is a tall marble fireplace, coffered ceiling, a wall of built-ins and two doors on separate walls to the patio.
In the sizable gourmet kitchen, which is open to the family room, there is a large marble center island and marble counters, a built-in desk area, white subway tile backsplash, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf six-burner range, and an eat-in area with sliding doors to the patio.
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The mudroom provides access to the rear stairs to the second floor where the spacious landing has a sitting area and a built-in homework station with desk accommodations for three people. The master bedroom suite is a serene retreat. It features a marble fireplace, sitting area, built-in cabinetry, wall-to-wall carpeting, a walk-in custom dressing room, and a marble bath with a radiant heat floor. There are three other bedrooms on this level, all en suite. A fifth bedroom is found on the finished third floor where there is also a full bath, office, gift-wrapping room, very large cedar closet, and lots of attic storage.
The sixth bedroom is in the full finished basement, where other features include a play or game room, exercise room, full bath and sauna. One room has a fireplace.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 62 Norholt Drive
FEATURES: heated in-ground swimming pool, spa, one-acre level and fully fenced property, located on a cul-de-sac, patio and terraces, outdoor kitchen, five fireplaces, audio system, three-car attached garage with a Tesla docking station, generator, wet bar, full finished basement, wood shingle roof, attic, ceiling fans, well water, front and rear staircases, wrapping room, cedar closet, sprinkler system, minutes from downtown New Canaan and train station, six bedrooms, six full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School
MILL RATE: 16.312 mills