On the Market: New Canaan home is from the 21st century
Published 10:02 am, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
NEW CANAAN — Arena Development LLC of Stamford is known for its luxury residential construction in Fairfield County. It has recently completed its first residential project in New Canaan.
The newly constructed white colonial house at 42 Hillcrest Road was designed and built by the seasoned team of high-end residential specialists on a one-acre property on the west side of town. Although it was built on speculation the builders have gone above and beyond. This house has features more often found in custom-built homes including smart house technology and an Energy Star 3.0 efficiency rating.
According to the realtor, “this is the home of the 21st century.” It comes with a Control4 T3 Series that includes keypads installed in the wall for touch screen control of all lighting, audio and security features as well as a designated intercom for front door camera with remote monitoring.
Adding to its attractiveness is its proximity to recreational, cultural and other quality of life amenities. It is within easy walking distance of Waveny Park, very convenient to the Merritt Parkway, quite close to New Canaan village, and less than a mile from the Talmadge Hill train station.
It has a total of 8,435 square feet of living space on four finished levels: 6,500 on the main and secondary levels and another 1,935 in the walk-out lower level. The lower level door accesses the multi-tiered backyard with fieldstone retaining walls. The tiers would make the yard an ideal site for an infinity pool.
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The house is set back from the street giving it a blanket of grass leading to the covered front entrance. The curves of the foyer walls and the half crescent-shaped stairwell provide a graceful sophistication. The two-story foyer powder room also has curved walls. Throughout the house there is eight-inch modern cove molding throughout and 7.5-inch modern base molding.
The formal living room has a coffered ceiling and wood-burning marble fireplace with a yellow brick firebox. The formal dining room has a modified coffered ceiling of modern square stick paneling. It also features paneling on the lower walls, and triple bay window. The den or office has a vaulted ceiling and exposed mahogany beams.
Following a recent design trend that has fireplaces serving as architectural elements there is a 42-inch linear, gas-fueled fireplace on a wall of Italian porcelain tiles in family room. This room also features built-in cabinetry, ship lap modern groove ceiling, and French doors to the patio and backyard.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Colonial, New Construction
ADDRESS: 42 Hillcrest Road
FEATURES: new construction, Energy Star 3.0 efficiency, one-acre level and sloped property, audio system, extra insulation, tank-less hot water, Thermopane insulated windows, dual fuel heating system, wet bar, four fireplaces, stone patios, balcony, exterior lighting, sprinkler system, minutes to town and train, proximity to Merritt Parkway, front and rear staircases, stone walls, Lillian August lighting throughout, attached three-car garage, full finished walk-out basement, attic, well water, asphalt shingle and metal roof, pool site, five bedrooms, six full and two half baths,
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: not set yet (new construction)
MILL RATE: 16.312 mills
TAXES: not set yet (new construction)
The same ship lap ceiling is found in the gourmet kitchen and eat-in area. Other kitchen features include a farm sink, decorative white glass backsplash, Thermador appliances, and 2.5-inch thick slab Calcutta gray quartz counters, which are much easier to maintain than marble or granite. Between the dining room and kitchen is a butler’s pantry with a wet bar.
On the second floor, the master bedroom features a wall of reclaimed wood that houses a gas fireplace, three walk-in closets, and sliding doors to a private balcony with mahogany decking. The marble master bath has a natural stone radiant heat floors, custom his and hers vanities, pocket doors and privacy glass. There are four other bedrooms on this floor.
There is a wood-burning fireplace in the lower level game room. The laundry room has a sink, custom cabinetry, and two washer and two dryer connections for multiple machines. The mudroom has custom cubbies with oak seating to match the kitchen cabinets.
Another energy efficient feature is the home’s complete spray foam insulation throughout including open cell foam on all exterior walls, roof rafters, garage ceiling, and walls.
There will be an Open House on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Immy Cognetta of Halstead Property at 203-223-0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.