1014 West Road, New Canaan, Conn.
Karen Sneirson, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 203-249-0280
Our feature home of the month: A quintessential “tree house,” this beautiful and dramatic mid-century modern home has expansive views of the woods from every light-filled room. The magnificent Great Room boasts double height windows facing into the tree canopy, while the several decks opening off the main rooms provide vistas of the glorious wooded acreage with its abundance of natural flora and fauna.
When the weather turns brisk, the home’s three fireplaces make it a cozy retreat to relish the turning autumn leaves and romantic falling snow, which enlarges the already scenic view of a nature paradise. During the warmer months, the decks and a circular stone terrace are perfect for personal relaxing and entertaining and sharing this special atmosphere with your guests.
Like all the best tree houses, privacy is important and this home is perfectly sited on four acres of surrounding woodlands in the northwest corner of New Canaan. With three bedrooms, three baths, a studio now used as a library, and an enormous center island kitchen, there is plenty of space for indulging hobbies and great wall space for artwork.
Beautifully and recently renovated bathrooms feature Philippe Starck fittings, Mondrian-inspired light fixtures, shoji screen doors and truly special mid-century design throughout. Located in New Canaan, but minutes away from Scott’s Corner in Pound Ridge, N.Y., with both special communities offering a variety of restaurants, shopping, food markets, wine and cheese shops, and even bookstores.