Real estate: An expanded vintage Cape on Ponus Ridge
NEW CANAAN — Sitting atop Ponus Ridge, a vintage 1930s Cape-style home has been the setting for two family weddings, countless dinner soirees and plenty of family gatherings.
From the decks or the patio surrounding an in-ground pool, there are expansive views of High Ridge in the distance and the rolling meadows that grace the property.
The property’s nearly three-and-a-half acres are ribbonned with century-old trees, mature plantings and exterior lighting throughout.
Inside the portico covered front entry, the cape’s original footprint remains.
The middle section of the home showcases original 1930s charm from the random-width planked red pine hardwood floors; stucco plastered walls and beamed ceilings.
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A formal living room features original eight-over-twelve windows, charming built-ins backed in bead board and an oversized wood-burning fireplace.
An art deco-inspired black and white wet bar features a Marvel wine refrigerator, a hand-washing sink with a brass faucet and a built-in wine rack.
A first floor master suite includes a sun-filled sitting room that soaks in the home’s magical setting, looking out to the white birch trees, gardens of aster, Russian sage and juniper, and rose beds.
The master features its own private deck, two walk-in closets and large en suite bath with his and hers granite vanities, an oversized tub and a subway-tiled steam shower.
The second floor, also part of the original cape, includes two generously sized guest bedrooms with built-in dressers and plenty of storage space.
A lower level includes a downstairs family room with a wood burning fireplace, a large laundry room with plenty of storage, a home gym and a full bath.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Cod
ADDRESS: 1094 Ponus Ridge
YEAR BUILT: 1930
SQUARE FEET: 6,343
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 3
NOTABLE FEATURES: Two- car attached garage, two-car detached garage, pool and spa, exercise room, patio, meadow
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
The lower level includes two separate entrances for easy walkout access to the gardens and pool area.
Added on and expanded by current owners, a large kitchen and family room features terracotta-tiled flooring and two walls of windows for plenty of natural light.
The kitchen features marble counters, a stainless steel subway-tiled backsplash and stainless appliances including a Viking refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher and Thermador warming drawer.
Just off the kitchen are a sunroom with bead board ceilings and two skylights, and a mudroom used by current owners as a computer workstation.
A rear stairway off the kitchen accesses two additional guest bedrooms and a full bathroom.
A detached second two-car garage features a second-floor private bonus space that could lend itself as a family room, private guest suite or home office, as used by current owners, with a half bath.