Real Estate: In New Canaan, an unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse
Updated 1:39 pm, Monday, May 2, 2016
NEW CANAAN — With its metal roof, covered front porch and three-car garage with red vertical board siding, the property tucked at the end of the Brushy Ridge Road cul-de-sac looks every bit like a farmhouse.
Thanks to Tucker Wilson, an envelope-pushing Greenwich-based builder, a former vacant lot at the end of Brushy Ridge got a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.
The home trades traditional multipaned windows, tall shutters and board and batten paneling for a minimalist 4,800 square feet of living space with an easy floor plan, wide covered porches and premium materials.
With its contemporary cable railings, floating staircase and use of glass tile, this elegant and bold contemporary-style home offers tangible evidence that modernism can flourish in a backcountry New Canaan farmhouse.
And, the home is outfitted with hydroponic radiant heat in all floors and runs on geothermal and solar energy.
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An expanse of windows line the both the front and back of the home providing views of the broad sweep of the property with stone walkways, manicured gardens and specimen trees.
Its front porch, stretching the length of the home, draws you in to the heart of the home.
With an easy open floor plan, the contemporary kitchen offers a large center island for entertaining with Caesar stone counters and a six burner Wolf Range with a stainless Best by Broan vent hood.
The kitchen transitions seamlessly into a family room with a wood burning fireplace flanked by floor to ceiling windows and three sets of doors leading out to a wonderful covered outdoor entertaining area.
The covered cedar deck extends into a step-down stone terrace offering ample entertaining space surrounded by sculpted boxwoods and specimen trees.
A formal living room features floor to ceiling windows, a second wood burning fireplace with a soapstone surround and a handcrafted oak mantle.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 392 Brushy Hill Road
YEAR BUILT: 2010
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,947
TOTAL ROOMS: 8
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: three car attached garage, home gym, full bar, outdoor fireplace, stone terrace, geothermal and solar energy
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
Up a floating oak staircase lined with cable rails, the second floor landing serves as a catwalk of sorts leading to a private en suite guest bedroom above the garage, used currently as a home office.
The guest bedroom features vaulted ceilings, an en suite bath with custom mosaic glass tiling and French doors leading to a balcony that connects back to the main part of the house.
With its sleek floor to ceiling black granite fireplace, built-in cabinetry handcrafted from a South American hardwood and wall-to-wall glass tiled bath, the master suite offers a modern sophistication.
The master en suite features a frameless glass shower with a sliding privacy window, a wide floating vanity and a sunken tub that fills from a faucet in the ceiling.
A lower level entertaining space offers a full bar with polished granite counters, a riverstone backsplash and a beverage and wine refrigerator.
The lower level includes a home gym, half bath and access to a completely private stone terrace with an outdoor fireplace.