QUINTESSENTIAL NEW ENGLAND
360- 364 Laurel Road, New Canaan, CT - $4,900,000.
An abundance of living, entertaining, and recreational amenities minutes from downtown New Canaan and a train ride to NYC, on 6.43 private bucolic acres, awaits a new family to create lifelong memories.
Text: Caroline Davis
A leisurely drive through New Canaan, and its appeal is undeniable. The quintessential downtown area’s brick-lined streets are adorned with gourmet restaurants, swanky boutiques, and the starting point of getting to one of my favorite destinations, Philip Johnson’s The Glass House Visitor Center & Design Store. Pass the scenic downtown, and you enter the picturesque, idyllic, suburban hamlet where some of the town’s most coveted and notable estates lie. It is here beyond the hedges that you will find the ultimate family estate on 6.43 pristine acres.
Head up the driveway, and the private oasis comprising of the primary residence, guest house, and award-winning party/sports barn greet you. Situated in the heart of Fairfield County, the tranquil woodland setting along a brook and trout-stocked pond, mere minutes from downtown New Canaan create an unparalleled sense of peace and serenity. It’s as if you entered a portal and discovered your very own Garden of Eden.
The main residence offers eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms with more than 9,200 square feet of sophisticated living. A blend of the old and new makes the home unique as compared to much of today’s “cookie-cutter” construction. The open floor plans, gleaming wood floors, silk & linen wall coverings, inviting fireplaces, soaring windows, and charming bedrooms presents the perfect setting for large or small-scale entertaining. The expansive master doesn’t disappoint with his and hers bathrooms and a large deck overlooking the tranquil woodland setting.
Outdoors a separate guest house, makes the ideal private retreat for extended family or friends. A well-appointed heated Gunite in-ground pool and spa as well as an additional children’s pool, putting greens, outdoor kitchen, and dining area are just the beginning of the amenities this estate has to offer. The real entertainment begins in the multi-generational playground on the other side of the property.
“Every architectural and visual detail was thoughtfully designed in the main house as well as the three-level reclaimed wood, HOBI award-winning barn. Any sport or hobby you can imagine can be enjoyed in the cavernous party/sports barn,” explains Susan Leone, Listing Broker and VP of Sales of The Higgins Group, Christies International Real Estate.
Open the barn doors and prepare to be blown away. The three-level structure is far from a “barn” it is an entertainment center that can easily rival your favorite birthday party venue or man cave. Practice your foul shots on the professional indoor basketball court complete with a regulation scoreboard. Channel your inner Shakespeare with a theatrical performance on the raised stage with state-of-the art lighting and sound system. Grab your leotards and practice your pirouette in the ballet studio. And it doesn’t end there. The structure houses a bowling alley, golf simulation room, steam room, game room, and more. Yes, there’s more — a 30-seat home theater with marquee augmented by a full-service bar. And just in case you decided to invite even more family and friends, the barn has a master suite, bunk bedrooms, mess hall, and gourmet kitchen. “It’s the perfect place to host a family reunion or one heck of a pajama party,” suggests Susan!
Combine all the luxurious amenities of this extensive estate, its proximity to New York City (commute is less than one hour on the Metro-North Commuter Railroad), and the area’s attractions with the added bonus of being in one of the best-rated public school districts in the United States, and you have the ultimate family or corporate estate.
360- 364 Laurel Road, New Canaan, CT is listed at $4,900,000.
For more information or to schedule a private showing,
VP of Sales and Marketing
Higgins Group | Christie’s International Real Estate