NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Privacy, elegance and convenience await the next owner of this New Canaan home. Even better, the price tag is far less than what a similar-sized home might fetch in another community.
The eight-bedroom, eight-bath Georgian home is listed for $8,800,000 by Arlene Bubbico of Coldwell Banker. It features 11,043 square feet and 19 rooms on 7.25 acres. Built in 1990, the current owners have kept on top of home updates and the house is move-in ready.
From the first visit, potential homebuyers will value the home’s privacy. “The privacy rivals Waveny Park,’’ Bubbico said. "You feel like you are driving into a park or nature preserve. You cannot see the home from the road and it offers extreme privacy and security. There is something for everyone on this property -- both inside and out. There aren't many homes that offer the quality, privacy and amenities this home has.”
Start with the interior, which features a formal living room, formal dining room, family room, great room, library or study, office, pantry, play room, staff quarters, home theater, game room and sunroom. Superior craftsmanship abounds throughout.
“Each room has custom built cabinetry that was designed specifically for each room,’’ Bubbico said. “This home was designed so each room would be used on a regular basis and is a perfect family home while offering formal space for business gatherings and entertaining.”
While the home has eight bedrooms, several have their own separate sitting room, bedroom area and full bath. “This is a great house for a family or couple who have friends and/or family who will come for extended visits,’’ Bubbico said. “It is also a great home for an extended or blended family. The way the home is designed each room has the utmost in privacy.”
Outside, the next owners will enjoy a heated pool, spa and private lighted tennis complex. Gardeners will embrace a greenhouse devoted to orchid cultivation, vegetable and herb beds and a formal English Garden and Koi Pond.
Bubbico said the the home's orientation follows the sun's movements through classically proportioned rooms. “The home was designed with a gallery in the front of the home so you aren't walking through rooms to get to the next room,’’ she said. “The back of the house has a gallery with walls of windows and sliding doors to allow the sunlight to stream in. The home is always bright and cheerful throughout the day.”
Although it is 25 years old, Bubbico said the owners have regularly updated the home. “The quality workmanship of this home is evident from the moment you approach the front door,'' she said. "When the home was built the owners had all of the latest and greatest features and were ahead of the curve in technology. The owners have taken a proactive approach in maintaining the home with improvements made before necessary.”