On the Market / Scenic and private home is quickly accessible to town and train
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, August 13, 2017
NEW CANAAN — The fictional Shangri La sprung from the creative mind of British author James Hilton, and that imaginary utopia was featured in his 1933 novel, “Lost Horizon.”
There is nothing imaginary about the earthly paradise at 132 Wing Road.
The secluded, wooded setting for this 10-room contemporary house and the nearly four-acre property on which it sits is found at the end of a very long tree-lined cul de sac in the western end of New Canaan. This section of town has two-acre zoning, so this property is double what is required.
The owners refer to this place as their own personal Shangri La, and they say it is beautiful in every season: “summer green, autumn’s bounty of color, winter’s glistening and spring’s welcome blooms.”
The 5,994-square-foot vertical board house, which was custom designed and built in 1984, has numerous windows and sliding doors that open to the raised wraparound wood deck/balcony, in effect extending the interior living space to the outdoors.
Its circular driveway lined in Belgium block leads to the wide stone path bordered by a row of rounded boxwood shrubs to the covered front entrance, and continues to the attached three-car garage, providing ample parking for residents and guests. French doors framed by sidelights open into the sizable foyer.
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Step down into the living room, where there is a marble fireplace and sliding doors to the two-tiered deck. Between the living room and kitchen is the dining room, which also has a door to the deck. The kitchen has granite counters, a ceramic tile backsplash with a decorative tile border, a two-tiered center island with a cook top and breakfast bar, and hardwood flooring. The breakfast room is in a solarium-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof.
In the family room there is a wall of stone that houses a fireplace, a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, track lighting and two sets of sliding doors on two separate walls to the deck.
There is a wet bar with a granite counter area, cabinetry and glass shelving for storage of stemware. A circular staircase that accesses a large bonus room on the second floor is secondary to the main staircase in the foyer. Off the family room there is a first-floor en suite bedroom.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 132 Wing Road
FEATURES: 3.81-acre level property, located on a cul de sac, quickly accessible to town and Metro-North train station, open floor plan, wraparound wood deck/balcony, generator, wet bar, sauna, exercise room, lawn sprinkler, landscape lighting, three fireplaces, skylights, ceiling fans, central vacuuming system, thermal windows, hardwood flooring, circular driveway, full finished walk-out lower level, attached three-car garage, three-zoned heating system, well water, five bedrooms, five full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
MILL RATE: 16.312 mills
On the second floor the master bedroom suite has a vaulted and beamed ceiling, track lighting, a walk-in closet with organizers and sliding doors to a private triangular-shaped wood deck. The marble master bath features flooring in a herringbone pattern, separate floating vanities with attractive marble backsplashes, a heated towel rack, skylight, jetted tub and large shower stall. This level has three more bedrooms and the bonus room.
The full, finished walk-out lower level has a billiard or game room and a flexible use room, currently used as an exercise room, with a red brick wall containing a fireplace. This floor has a two-tiered center island with a wet bar and granite counters; ideal for entertaining. There is also a sauna.
For information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact George Harvey of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty at 203-981-9100 or email@example.com.