With all of the character expected in a home in the Silvermine section of town, the 1920s farmhouse at 429 Silvermine Road in New Canaan has been restored to retain its nearly century-old charm.
With warm and inviting deep red clapboard siding, the house maintains all of the original character while tastefully updating from top to bottom.
"This is one of New Canaan's most notable homes," Halstead Property real estate agent Michele Sloan said. "It is a truly unique country home that has been impeccably renovated by the current owners. The charm and character are evident in the many detail throughout such as the custom ceilings, the built-in book cases, the numerous window seats and more,"
Immediately upon entering into the foyer, the home piques interest with its silver wallpaper and custom inlaid wood floor with a starburst design.
The formal living room features a coffered ceiling and an original wood-burning fireplace.
The renovated step-down family room features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, blackened by nearly a century of hearth fires.
French doors access a bluestone terrace and a cozy boxed window bench overlooks the sprawling meadows.
With brick floors, grass cloth-textured wallpaper and exposed hand-hewn beams, the cozy family room exudes rustic charm.
A pine-paneled library with wall-to-wall built-ins, crown molding and lighted cabinets acts as a breezeway leading to the first-floor master suite.
The private retreat spans an entire wing of the house beginning with the oversized his-and-hers closet.
A Moroccan-inspired master bathroom features a vaulted ceiling, opposing his-and-hers blue marble vanities with polished nickel fixtures and mercury glass wall sconces and a Moroccan-tiled steam shower.
The master bedroom has a gas fireplace with marble surround, a tray ceiling and French doors leading to a private stone patio perfect for enjoying morning coffee.
The formal dining room features classic paneling, a hand-painted mural, original wood-burning fireplace and French doors accessing an herb garden.
An expansive kitchen features wide-plank Brazilian teak floors, granite countertops and a mahogany center island. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, double Miele wall ovens, a six-burning Wolf range and a stainless steel farmhouse sink. A large window overlooks the neighboring horse pastures. Read Full Article
The attached breakfast room includes a gas fireplace with a herringbone design and arched windows and French doors providing access to an outdoor eating area. An adjacent sitting room provides a cozy reading nook with built-in shelving lined with grass cloth wallpaper.
Conveniently located off the kitchen is a large family room with an entire wall of built-ins, ideal for media equipment and storage. A window bench provides a cozy seating area and mercury glass wall sconces mirror the modern farmhouse design throughout the rest of the house.
A back staircase leads to a private enclave for guests complete with a full bath.
On the second level, the landing opens to a sitting area with a computer station.
An en suite bedroom features crown molding and two double closets, a built-in dresser provide ample storage space. A full bath features wainscoting and views of the meadows.
Two additional guest bedrooms share a bathroom that features polished nickel vanities with Carrera marble tops and a sunken tub.
The home includes two separate finished basements. A carpeted basement could lend itself as a media room or playroom and the second finished basement could be used as a craft space with its built-in storage area.
Additionally, there is a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, built in 2001, in the second basement.
Sited on more than 3 acres of meadowland and gardens, the home includes a detached barn with room for two small cars and additional storage and a fantastic custom-designed tree house with working windows, a trapdoor with a ladder and a zip line leading to the woods.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Michele Sloan of Halstead Property at 203-966-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.
ADDRESS: 429 Silvermine Road, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1920
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,357
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Barn/stable, wine cellar, terrace, tree house, first-floor master suite
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
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