A Classic Retreat Styled for Today

Tucked away on nearly 7 acres punctuated by sweeping lawns, perennial gardens and a thriving apple orchard, lies this commanding Colonial estate. Recognized as one of New Canaan’s most distinguished properties, the 8,497-square-foot layout is generously proportioned to facilitate gracious entertaining as well as comfortable family living. Approached by a private drive extending more than 1,300 feet, the home welcomes residents and guests with tranquil vistas and a grand columned portico.

Inside, gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings and seven fireplaces create an ambiance of sophisticated charm and genuine hospitality. Formal occasions are suitably hosted in the living and dining rooms, while casual gatherings focus in the spacious family room and great room with convenient wet bar. The kitchen has been completely retrofitted to include top-of-the-line appliances, extra-large center work island, marble countertops, an abundance of built-in cabinets and a view-inspired breakfast area.

Sleeping accommodations are comprised of 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths. All bedrooms feature walk-in closets and three are ensuite. Owners will delight in the sumptuous master suite with its cozy fireplace, lavish bath, sitting room and adjoining full-scale gym. A stunning guest cottage features a separate entry and kitchen, while the handsome library with wall-to-wall built-in bookcases, fireplace and private bathroom presents an ideal retreat for the executive at home.

Augmenting the main residence are a heated in-ground swimming pool, tennis court, full-service pool house, changing cabana with bath and 4-car garage. A portrait of timeless beauty, this stately residence has been painstakingly renovated by the current owners to achieve a tasteful blend of classic style and modern conveniences. Offered at $5,790,000.

Regi van der Heyden

William Raveis Real Estate

203.644.5025

regi.vanderheyden@raveis.com

www.raveis.com


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Philadelphia Dreaming

Katharine Hepburn is draped languidly upon a terrace lounge. Cary Grant’s eyes twinkle above the rim of his martini glass. Philadelphia’s Main Line. Sparkling, sophisticated, absolutely aspirational.

The Main Line spurs out from the city along the rail route west, the town names are storied. Among them: Villanova, Haverford, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne and Penn Valley. They are among the wealthiest, most coveted communities in the country. Just the place to write your own Philadelphia Story.

In Penn Valley, a private lane leads to a grand stone 1930s manor house designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Erling Pedersen. It is among the rarest of the rare, an English country house set upon three magnificent acres.

“This is one of the most special properties we’ve had the pleasure of being part of,” says Jennifer Rinella who is co-listing the property with Jane Hall, both multi-award winning agents with BHHS Fox and Roach Realtors. “It feels like you’re in the country, but you’re in the city in fifteen minutes. That’s pretty amazing.”

And, Hall adds, “it’s only a couple of stops on Amtrak into New York City -- you can be there in under two hours.”

While the five-bedroom, five-bath home has been beautifully updated, original architectural details have been meticulously preserved. The original sweeping staircase highlights the grand two-story foyer, fireplaces warm the splendid living room, formal dining room and the sublime master suite with its balcony view of rolling hills, glorious gardens, pool and spa.

You can also see the out buildings, the storybook gardener’s cottage, the guest apartment over the four-car garage and the barn, perfect for horses we’re assured. “You don’t usually have that this close to the city,” says Rinella.

“It’s a great family home with the feel of an estate,” says Hall. “It’s warm, nicely sized and has easy access to all Philadelphia has to offer.”

And that setting is to sigh for, which Rinella readily does. “When I’m waiting for appointments, I sit on the patio looking over gardens and think -- I can just sit here forever.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Fox & Roach, Realtors®

Jennifer Rinella

The Sivel Group

215.287.7650

www.sivelgroupluxury.com


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Posted on: 10/3/2017 at 9:03 AM
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