On the market: Classic design
Sited on a perfectly manicured 1.5 acres, the New Canaan Colonial at 39 Parade Hill is a timeless family home just a short stroll from the village or train station.
Built in 1950, the property comprises nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, featuring a clean and classic design.
"When I come into this home, it just feels like it has been a really happy home for the family," Lois Ann Krippene, a real estate agent with Halstead Property, said.
A traditional formal living room features a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround and an elegant mantel with dentil molding.
The fireplace is flanked on either side with built-ins, perfect for displaying photos, books or collectables. A bay window allows plenty of light into the space, while plantation shutters offer privacy.
A first-floor master wing features his-and-hers walk-in closets, with one that includes a built-in illuminated vanity and both with custom built-ins.
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The elegant master bath features radiant floors, a Jacuzzi tub with a hand shower, an oversized frameless glass shower and double vanity with chrome fixtures.
An attached bedroom that the current owners use as an office easily could be a nursery, if desired.
The large kitchen offers an open floor plan with plenty of cabinet and counter space. Features include a double Viking wall oven, large center island, granite counters and a four-burner Wolf cooktop.
Opening into a breakfast area and cozy family room with a wood-burning fireplace and cathedral ceiling, the family-oriented space has an easy flow.
A half bath and a bright first-floor laundry room with bead board, plenty of cabinet space and a wash tub are located just off the kitchen.
The formal dining room features traditional design, with crisp paneling, a crystal chandelier and a large china closet with plenty of storage.
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ADDRESS: 39 Parade Hill, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1950
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4870
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: pergola, terrace, two-car garage, first-floor master bedroom, media room
SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
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A pergola-covered flagstone terrace offers a great space for outdoor entertaining and includes the quintessential porch swing and built-in fire pit.
The perfectly flat grassy lawn runs alongside a babbling brook and offers seating areas throughout the property's well-cared-for gardens.
On the second floor, a large landing provides enough space for a reading nook, sitting area or homework station.
The second floor includes three en suite bedrooms, as well as a family or recreational room at the rear stairway landing.
For information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Lois Ann Krippene from Halstead Property at 203-536-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.