With its 18 rooms—8 BRs/8 full baths—to go with a deck, elevator, greenhouse, heated pool, pond, poolhouse, pool spa, swimming pool, tennis court and whirlpool tub (among sundry other incredible amenities), the property at 76 Turtle Back Lane in New Canaan is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
What is particularly spectacular about this spot is “the privacy of the property in addition to the secluded driveway leading up to the custom-built and designed home,” says President of the New Canaan Board of Realtors Arlene Bubbico, of Coldwell Banker Previews International, who has the listing.
The imposing Georgian, sporting 11,000 square feet of space, is on the market for $8.8 million, toting along 7.7 acres of Fairfield County country land to go with this phenomenal “country estate.”
Built in 1990, the grand manse is mere “minutes from the center of town yet feels like it is miles away,” Bubbico notes. And this will appeal to those with an appreciation for Georgian sensibilities boasting a modern twist, as well, since the living quarters and entertainment spaces, as the listing notes, are “separated by a reception area central to both wings.”
Grassy, surrounded by trees that, during this time of year, begin to create resplendently tinted canopies, the outdoors can always be brought in—whether it’s through the party tent, which accesses the patio and pool—or the outdoors always can be left outside, as you roll through the master gates down the drive to what is a grand, palatial home.
This will allow “home itself” to be a welcome, lavish retreat when you arrive.
“The details,” Bubbico notes, “both interior and exterior, are unsurpassed! All interior doors and woodwork are solid mahogany and custom-designed. Most rooms feature custom designed built-ins to appear as upscale furniture.”
In essence, you are buying a private park—one that blends modern comfort and yet nods at the enhancement of life through nature.
Bubbico puts it a bit more succinctly.
“A true oasis,” she calls it.
“Noroton Bay is a private community of homes, and it’s a sought-after place to live, with a mood of its own,” says Coldwell’s Mark Pires, who has the listing for Darien’s prized 21 Baywater Drive. “People from Darien want to get into Noroton Bay, and the people living there don’t want to leave.”
Only four homes share the rapturous view with this 8-BR/3-bath waterfront spot. Built in 1927, it was home to the original Noroton Bay Yacht Club (next to which it currently stands). Pires says that, simply, of those four homes, this is “the nicest.”
On the market for $4,000,000, the house, Pires also notes, “can be customized as much as you want.” Although, really, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, unfettered views and sun-splashed interiors, seeing truly is believing.
“The views are completely ridiculous,” Pires continues. “Every time people walk in, their jaws hit the ground. When I first met my client there, he said, ‘I can fish from bed.’ And you could, the way they have it set up: They’ve positioned it perfectly.”