Two historic homes on the same estate in New Canaan are masterfully updated and on the market simultaneously
On the twenty-acre estate called Kellam Hill located along New Canaan’s Brushy Ridge Road, two turn-of-the-century homes—a main house and carriage house—are for sale individually. Both structures were built in l903 and have been beautifully restored. Each comes with nearly three acres and is similar in size and price.
Built as a summer home, the eleven-room, 7,000-square-foot residence is a fine example of the old shingle style that’s in demand today. Architectural details include fine moldings, coffered ceilings and elaborately paneled walls. The home was updated by Jablonski Associates, which replicated period details. Special features include a porte cochere, a covered veranda with views of Long Island Sound and a huge entry foyer with a fireplace. Entertaining areas include a formal dining room, library, living and family rooms, and state-of-the-art kitchen. Five bedrooms, including a master suite, are upstairs. $4,275,000. Halstead, (203) 966-7800.
Originally built as stables, this stone-and-shingle structure is stylishly sophisticated. It surrounds a central courtyard with a pool, spa and terrace. Nearby is the entrance to the original gardener’s cottage that’s now a two-bedroom guesthouse. John Kellam, who bought the estate in 1940, had his offices for the National Insurance Company in what used to be the water tower—today, there’s an octagon-shaped office and sitting room on its top floor. In addition to living, family and dining rooms, there’s a renovated kitchen, four en suite bedrooms, a library and exercise room. The carriage house is also beautifully decorated by the owners, who collaborated with interior designer Ann Rae to create a look that is contemporary chic and rustically charming. $4,595,000. William Raveis, (203) 966-3555.