CALL LISTING AGENT HANNELORE 914-450-3880 TO TOUR RENOVATION/REBUILD ON BELOVED 1934 OAK STREET TREASURE IS A MASTERPIECE! Designer Serena Crowley brings California chic to New Canaan with her bespoke renovation of her family’s in-town home. Built in 1934, the original house has been lovingly preserved while the renovation incorporates her passion for juxtaposing old and new. The kitchen has custom windows encircling the room, the window muntins painted deep blue. Maple cabinets are finished in a clear laquer, bringing out the natural wood grain. The ceiling is coffered with milk-painted oak that compliments the Versailles floors. La Cantina bi-fold doors open to an outdoor living area with a fireplace for easy entertaining, bringing the outside in and creating a natural flow for guests. The piece-de-resistance is a French-inspired open hutch, custom-made in New Orleans, which sits in front of an exterior window, allowing views of the street through the mesh doors of the cabinet. The intimate study off the kitchen is covered in red, leather-look wallpaper set off by a deep, red-lacquered trim, repeated in the butler’s pantry that opens into the dining room. This invitingly lit space creates and additional chic place to entertain in the home. Another unique, personal feature is a sunroom created from a space that was originally an outdoor terrace. This oasis boasts a vertical garden that fills the room with the scent go jasmine, creating a virtual living wall. Just a step off of the sunroom is a sun drenched potting room. The centerpiece of the room is an antique, soapstone, trough sink, sourced on eBay. Head upstairs on the modern floating staircase off of the kitchen to capture the panoramic view. Raising the roof and building a third floor bedroom during the renovation created a landing with double height ceilings and built-in shelves lined impressively with books. The bedrooms and main hallway radiate from this one-of-a-kind library.
The list of improvements includes The original 1930's house taken down to the studs and completely renovated. An addition was added as well as an outdoor covered porch with stone fireplace off the kitchen. IMPROVEMENTS NEW-HVAC sytem- heating and CAC cooling systems, wood shingle roof, windows, shingle siding, gutters, covered porch, balconies, formal front parking courtyard and new driveway. The entire interior was completely gutted and rebuilt.