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On the Market: New Canaan, CT

French Normandy Style Custom Home

Address: 48 West Rd.
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 10 full, 2 partial
Square feet: 16,423
Price: $8,750,000

Renowned architect and builder, Dinyar Wadia, is known for his timeless design, attention to detail and impeccable sense of scale. This custom home in the French Normandy style embodies the aesthetic Wadia is known for. Stone pillars welcome guests through the mahogany gate and down a private drive to a courtyard hugged by the brick home with oak timber inlays and a slate roof. “This majestic home boasts gorgeous details such as a deeply pitched slate roof, brick with limestone quoins cornerstones, diamond-patterned lead glass windows and tall detailed chimney stacks,” says Robert Blosio, real estate salesperson for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in New Canaan, CT.

Ralph Lauren wall coverings, coffered ceilings and a fireplace set the tone when you enter the home. The entryway is essentially two rooms—one offering flex dining space or a cocktail area for entertaining. A private library that can be used as a home office is the current homeowner’s favorite room, boasting oversized windows and lots of built-ins.

“The home, although large in square footage, has a warm and cozy family home feel with a saltwater pool, pool house, custom-built tree house and a tennis/sport court,” adds Blosio. The interior was decorated by Brook Ackerman of Peter Marino decorating in NYC. Much of the décor is inspired by or reflects a Ralph Lauren aesthetic.

While the design is traditional in nature, the technology is state-of-the-art. The house has geothermal heating and air conditioning, integrated Crestron and Lutron audio/video/security servers, a four-floor elevator and a full-house backup generator.

Blosio says the home, with eight bedrooms and more than 10 bathrooms, makes the ideal property for a family looking for a great community with a small-town feel. The grounds have a lot to offer to keep all ages entertained, and there is plenty of room for guests. Wadia’s craftsmanship shines in every aspect. “Prepared to be captivated by the comfortable grandeur of this masterfully crafted estate,” says Blosio. “My favorite spot would be the family room with its large windows, oversized fireplace, electric blackout hidden window shades and custom-built wall unit to house a large TV.”

Robert Blosio
Real Estate Salespeople for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
New Canaan, CT

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