The complete renovation and remodeling with extensive additions to this spectacular 1903 New Canaan’s single style home was recently finished and it now exudes elegance with an easy approach.
Originally designed by E.T. Hapgood, the home was gutted to the studs of exterior walls and the additions from the 80’s were demolished. A new interior layout was introduced for all floors except the historical core (foyer, dining room and living room). The size of the house doubled in the course of the project, from 4500sf to 9000sf.
Perfectly sited, with majestic views, this shingle-style home is naturally elegant and grand-in-style.
Before & After Home Renovation: According to the architect, “the break between the original structure is where the garage connector (gallery) ends – the garage/connector wing is the new addition that replaced 80s structure.”
Architectural Details: The detail we see above is a nice double duty form & function piece that is shielding a garage court from the main approach view and complements the curves of the new, 2nd floor walk-out terrace on the other end.
Shingles are Waska White Cedar Shingles, 5″ exposure factory finish – coat weathering stain.
Floor size: 9,889 sqft
Roof: 18” #1 perfection cedar shakes clear.
Courtyard features pea-gravel.
Trim: Kleer PVC painted Benjamin Moore Decorators White.
Front Door Paint Color: Fine Paints of Europe Navy Blue.
Planters are Restoration Hardware – Zinc x planters weathered – similar here.
Lighting is also RH – similar here.
The original front foyer features a corner fireplace.
The neutral rug is custom.
This stunning dining room features traditional wainscoting and an inviting round table.
Ceiling Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Decorators White PM3.
Doors: Dining Room with vintage glass doors to Wine Room and Butler’s Pantry
Navy Velvet Pillows: Here.
This 700 bottle air conditioned custom wine room accessible right from the formal dining room.
View of the Dining Room through Butler’s Pantry.
Cabinet are painted in Fine Paints of Europe Navy Blue in High-gloss.
This kitchen is very spacious and features two islands. The main island we see above, features a prep sink. Prep sink faucet is by Kohler.
Main Kitchen Faucet: Kohler.
Counterstools: Restoration Hardware.
Main Island Dimensions: 7’-6”x5’-0”.
Countertop is 5/4 White Macaubas Quartzite with mitered edges.
Cabinet Hardware: Traditional Clear Glass knob RH item #24060213 ORB.
Lighting is Restoration Hardware 19th c English Openwork Pendant 17″ Gilded Iron. Similar: Visual Comfort.
Grey Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Vintage Pewter CSP-110
The custom glass china cabinets are flanking by double fridge-freezer.
I love this kitchen! It keeps getting better! Notice the Bertazzoni range and hood.
Island Lighting: Rejuvenation.
Kitchen Tile: Ceramic tile , Grigio 276326 – subway tile.
Pot Filler: Kohler.
It must be very practical to have a movable prep island close by the range.
Prep-island Dimensions: 2’-6”x6’-8”
Appliances: Sub-Zero refs.; Sub-Zero ice maker; 2 Miele DW; Miele coffee station; ; Thermador ovens.
Kitchen opens to a breakfast room and family room. Notice the floor-to-ceiling grey tile and ceiling beam.
Hardwood: 4″ white oak stained; Duraseal 50/50 Jacobean and Ebony.
The breakfast nook is one of my favorite rooms of this house… I love the decor, the shiplap ceiling and the backyard view.
Chandelier is by Currey & co.
Breakfast nook opens to the back porch. The dining chairs are custom.
Family room features French doors flanking a fireplace. Notice the coffered ceiling and the Americana-inspired decor.
The room is covered in a navy blue grasscloth wallpaper. Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the textures this space features.
Throw: Ralph Lauren.
Sofa and chaises are RH.
The console table is made of reclaimed beams – Restoration Hardware – English Beam Console Table.
The library features bay windows facing the front courtyard and golf course.
Cabinets are custom with house trim. Countertop is Walnut.
Wallpaper: RL LPW22329W – Ionian Sea Linen Flax
Lighting: RH 1900 Gaslight Pendant.
Library Lights: RH Item # 69450682 IRON – similar here.
The formal living room features light blue walls and ivory decor.
Similar Chairs: Here.
The fireplace surround is honed Absolute Black granite.
View of the Living Room’s fireplace flanked by cased openings to Foyer and Dining Room.
Benjamin Moore Beacon Grey 2128-60.
This practical home office features custom cabinetry with Walnut top and light grey wallpaper.
This powder room features a textured wallpaper and brass fixtures, including a brass washstand with black granite countertop.
Inspiring Washstand: Here.
Main laundry room features double set of washer and dryer. Countertop is honed Black Granite.
A sitting area makes this hall feel inviting. Stairs leads to 3rd floor Art Studio.
Paneling Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Decorators White PM3 in semi-gloss
Similar Sofa: Here.
This guest suite features custom rug and bay window.
The large master bedroom is all about that stunning vaulted ceiling. How impressive! Doors leads to a terrace.
Furniture: RH bed and RH mirrored nightstand.
Chandelier: Visual Comfort.
Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries 5433 Herringbone II-Grey Knotwork.
The master dressing room is truly a dream! It even comes with an island. Paint color is Vintage Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
Master bathroom features a Restoration Hardware Kent Double vanity, RH Rivet Medicine Cabinets and RH sconces.
Faucets: RH Lugarno 8″ spread faucet, Polish Nickel.
Floor Tile: 3×9 Honed Marble – Herringbone; Wispy Grey; WP07839H ECWI.
Walls: 3×9 Honed Marble Wispy Grey WP07839H ECWI.
Chair Rail : 12″ Bordiglio Dark Grey Pencil Honed.
Shower Tiles: Wall 3×9 honed marble Wispy Grey WP07839H ECWI.
Accent Frame : 12″ Bordiglio Dark Grey Pencil Honed.
Inside Accent Frame: 3×6 honed marble Wispy Grey WP07836H ECWI.
Floor: 11×12 Bordiglio Carrara Mosaic Kerry Park SE- P06P MIM.
Gorgeous side entry and mudroom. I love the natural stone flooring and the shiplap.
Wall and built cabinet are painted in Decorators White PM-3 by Benjamin Moore. Notice the shiplap on side of cabinet.
Mudroom Flooring: Brazilian Black Slate Cleft 16×24
Wall sconce can be found here.
Back of the house features porches and terraces.
Inviting patio and back porch.
Stone is flamed bluestone.
Rear-side view of the residence.
View of the side elevation with master bedroom walk-out terrace, porches and and stone patios.
Gorgeous patio with brick fireplace.
Pool area with sitting area and pergola structure.
View of the main house from the pool area.
How gorgeous is this, right?!
The house sits on over 5-acres of graceful, rolling land featuring a carriage barn, pool and tennis court.
Missing summer yet? 🙂
The pool area is completely fenced-in.
View of the Pool Pavilion with hip pergola structure.
Isn’t this place quite romantic? 🙂
Who would you share this place with?
Windows: Jeldwen Siteline
This home is truly special, inside and out!
Architecture: Pivko Designs
Built by: Praxis Home Builders
Interiors: The Maiden Lane Group.
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