On the market: Antique touches
Updated 12:22 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014
A short walk from New Canaan's quaint downtown district, the farmhouse at 90 Oenoke Ridge offers nearly 5,000 square feet of 1940s charm and 2014 functionality.
With an extensive renovation by Brindisi & Yarosak, the home won the HOBI award for Renovation of the Year in 2003 from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.
The entrance hall is enhanced by custom raised-paneling and detailed moldings, including a cedar hall closet and a charming powder room.
The home features fully restored antique wide-plank oak flooring throughout.
An antique pine-paneled library with an antique fireplace surround features reclaimed French church doors and plenty of built-ins.
The sunlit formal living room features a beautiful wood-burning fireplace with a hand-carved marble surround.
The extended south-facing living room includes both a sunroom and a game nook with built-in shelves and a window seat.
There are full three-coat plaster walls in all entertaining rooms as well as a sound system throughout and access to the stone terrace outside.
More InformationABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 90 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1940
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,898
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Antique-oak flooring, speaker system, generator, Walpole shed, two bluestone terraces, boxwood and dwarf tree courtyard garden, private guest suite, two-car attached garage, hydro air heating and conditioning system, walk-in cedar closet
SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
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A banquet-sized formal dining room features a lighted shell cabinet from the original farmhouse and an elegant crystal chandelier. The dining room offers access to a bluestone terrace through French doors.
A custom-built kitchen features vaulted ceilings with two skylights, exposed beams and an antique-oak island with seating.
The milky-white countertops are made of Afyon sugar marble.
Featuring gourmet appliances like the six-burner DCS range and built-in GE refrigerator, the kitchen marries modern amenities with a classic farmhouse design.
A sunny breakfast area overlooks the home's sculptured English boxwood and specimen dwarf tree courtyard garden.
"Warm and inviting rooms flow seamlessly into each other, creating wonderfully proportioned spaces for today's active lifestyle," Halstead Property real estate agent Mary Higgins said.
An office alcove including floor-to-ceiling built-ins and an antique-oak desk features a custom pantry system on the opposite wall with plenty of storage.
Off the kitchen are a sunk-in family room with built-in shelving and a mudroom that includes built-in cubbies, bead board, a half-bath and laundry room.
The back staircase leads to a private guest suite with a full bath.
On the second level, the four en-suite bedrooms share a family room at the landing.
There are charming plantation shutters and wall-to-wall carpeting in all of the bedrooms of the house.
The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, a walk-in cedar closet and a full bathroom with a red antique claw-foot bath and polished nickel Lefroy Brooks fixtures.
Outside, the property is lush in mature trees, natural stonewalls and two raised bluestone terraces.
The home includes a Walpole cedar shingle shed for additional storage.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Mary Higgins of Halstead Property at 203-247-1625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.