NEW CANAAN — A private paradise minutes from town and train is an ideal place for the active, athletic family, and one that also enjoys entertaining. The next owners are not just buying a house or a large piece of property but a lifestyle with emphasis on its recreational amenities.

The estate at 390 Oenoke Ridge Road includes an indoor sport court with shatter-proof glass and backboard, a work-out gym with a full bath, steam shower and sauna, a heated in-ground swimming pool, and an outdoor shower. Entertainment features include the large bluestone patio, covered porches, outdoor kitchen, wet bar, and 3,000-bottle custom, climate-controlled wine cellar.

This house is a classic white clapboard colonial with black shutters that was originally built in 1920 and while it maintains some of its more attractive vintage features the house has been expanded, renovated and updated since 2011. The construction project, done by Mark Finlay & Hobbs Incorporated Luxury Home Builders, gave the house a new family room, master bedroom suite, and playroom, among other spaces.

In 2013 the New Canaan Preservation Alliance presented an award to the homeowners “for their outstanding preservation of the historic site.”

For the environmentally-conscious, this house and its guest house have geo-thermal heating and cooling. A new cedar roof was installed in 2014. Also new are the outdoor kitchen and fireplace, the first of seven.

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The houses sit on a 4.3-acre level property in an area of town zoned for one acre. It’s not just the parcel that is spacious. The main house has 13,183 square feet of living space and the Cape Cod-style guest house adds another 1,854 square feet. The parcel is not a corner lot but it does sit at the confluence of Oenoke Ride Road - also known as Route 124, and West Street, just a mile and a half from downtown New Canaan, the shops, restaurants, public library, and train station. The New Canaan Nature Center, a 40-acre sanctuary with meadows, woodlands, ponds, marshes, classroom and gift shop, is a short half-mile walk away.

Enter the property via the semi-circular driveway to the forecourt. Enter the house via the covered front porch with Corinthian columns and through the French doors with beveled and leaded glass panes. The center hall foyer has a wood floor in a herring bone pattern, decorative millwork and arched doorways. Off the foyer are the formal living and dining rooms, both of which are separated from the foyer by pocket doors original to the house.

In the living room there is a marble fireplace with an ornate mantel, and a door to the solarium, which has a marble floor and a door to the yard. The dining room also has a fireplace and French doors to a covered porch. There is a sizable butler’s pantry with wood paneled walls and cabinetry, Labradorite counters, and a wet bar.

The sports court has a wood floor and lots of windows as well as to sets of French doors to the backyard and sliding doors to another part of the property. This space includes a half basketball court and an adjustable net for other activities. There is also a sports equipment closet.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 390 Oenoke Ridge Road

PRICE: $6,995,000

ROOMS: 14 in the main house

FEATURES: indoor sport court, wine cellar, 4.3-acre level property, guest house, sauna, steam room, geo-thermal heating/cooling, heated in-ground swimming pool with motorized cover, outdoor shower, orchard with apple and pear trees, bluestone patio, new generator, new outdoor kitchen, wet bar, game room, solarium, new porches, thermal windows, smart home technology, sound system, front and rear staircases, seven fireplaces, semi-circular driveway, professionally landscaped, lawn sprinkler system, central vacuum, attic, new cedar roof, proximity to downtown New Canaan and train station, six bedrooms, six full and two half baths

SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School

ASSESSMENT: $5,379,570

MILL RATE: 16.312 mills

TAXES: $87,752

On the second floor, the master suite has two walk-in closets and a marble bath. Two of the secondary bedrooms have fireplaces and one has wood paneled walls with built-ins. One has its own sitting room and another has a window seat.

In the basement the wine cellar comprises stone and reclaimed wood.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Marsha Charles of Coldwell Banker Previews International at 203-904-4663 or marsha.charles

@cbmoves.com.