A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
This expansive manor house in New Canaan, Connecticut, is more than a luxurious family home—it also offers a private, separately deeded coach house and a buildable lot.
78 Pastures Lane, New Canaan, Connecticut
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: ALAN BARRY PHOTOGRAPHY
New Canaan in southwestern Connecticut is perhaps best known as the home of Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House, built-in 1949. Today, the pastoral 49-acre site is one of the country’s most important landmarks for modern architecture and art, with 14 structures dotted throughout the landscape—but it’s not the only impressive architectural site in the area. New Canaan is part of Connecticut’s privileged “Gold Coast,” which is known for the number of expensive waterfront properties perched along its shore as well as its proximity to New York City. While luxurious estates are commonplace in this exclusive area, it’s rare to find one that offers the opportunities of 78 Pastures Lane.
The estate sits on expansive grounds in a quiet cul-de-sac formerly known as The Pastures, which is just five minutes from the village and the train to New York. Designed in the first half of the 20th century by acclaimed New York City architect Calvin Kiessling, the architect behind the nearby New Canaan Playhouse, the impressive manor is constructed from stone walls and features a handsome slate roof.
The sprawling eight-acre property comprises three subdivided parcels, which are being offered together for the first time, creating an unmissable opportunity. A separately deeded original coach house—with two bedrooms and a private outdoor terrace—is located nearby the main house, without compromising privacy. At the same time, the third plot is a 2.25-acre buildable lot.
The 8,500-square-foot primary residence features four en-suite bedrooms, with an additional large bedroom suite over the 2.5-car garage attached by a porte-cochere. The master bedroom is a particular highlight, with soaring double-height ceilings, a fireplace, and a large loft office.
The spacious living areas feature charming random-width hardwood flooring, rebuilt counterweight windows, and original timber moldings and millwork throughout. The boundaries between interior and exterior dissolve through the numerous French doors, which lead to five patios and a screened porch. There’s also a banquet-sized formal dining room and a large gourmet kitchen that set the scene for generous entertaining. Family meals at home are equally celebrated, with a sun-filled breakfast room and eat-in kitchen.
Outside in the landscaped grounds, the seamless blend of family amenity and space for entertaining continues. Nestled amidst flowering trees and perennials, there’s a sustainable synthetic turf tennis court, a basketball half-court, and a large in-ground heated pool.
The grounds seemingly flow into the adjoining 46-acre Silvermine Fowler Preserve and Kelly Upland Sanctuary, which are protected by New Canaan Land Trust. In this natural wonderland, you’ll find family-friendly hiking trails weaving through tranquil woodlands and a picturesque freshwater pond.
For savvy and discerning purchasers looking for a luxurious family home and grounds in one of Connecticut’s most prestigious neighborhoods, with the added benefit of the potential income-generating coach-house and buildable lot, 78 Pastures Lane is an unmissable opportunity
78 Pastures Lane, New Canaan, Connecticut, is listed at $5,995,000.
For more information, or to schedule a private showing, please contact:
The Higgins Group