About an hour’s train ride from NYC and considered part of Connecticut’s Gold Coast, New Canaan is known for its idyllic town center, many restaurants, boutiques, vast public parks and the top public schools in Connecticut. A wide range of architecture from modern—New Canaan was home base to the Harvard Five—to timeless New England Colonials enhances the overall feel of the town.
Just minutes from the town center is a truly timeless New Canaan property created by award-winning architect Robert Orr located on prestigious Oenoke Ridge. Orr is known for his finely-crafted custom residential homes created to look as though they’ve always been there. To enhance his projects are specimen trees and gardens-always an integral part of ROA’s designs.
True to ROA’s mission, 884 Oenoke Ridge is a timeless country estate, serene and private with an elegant tree-lined approach revealing the lovely stone and shingle five-bedroom home. The home is set on 5.8 manicured acres of lush lawns, perennial gardens and unbelievable sunset views. A dramatic entry architecturally frames a view of the living room’s exquisite 10″ windows. The chef’s kitchen features an oversized island and vaulted, wood-beamed dining area, with a butler’s pantry, wet bar and wine cellar to complement it. Other amenities include a serene master bedroom suite with his and her baths and picturesque garden views, a gym and a sauna. Stroll down the flagstone path to the private pool and pool house, appointed with a kitchenette, living room, changing room, full bath, and outdoor shower.
The elegant details beautifully combined with comfortably scaled light-drenched interiors make this home truly exceptional.
Trained at Yale, followed by a ten-year apprenticeship with Philip Johnson and then Allan Greenberg, Robert brings the best professional foundation in the country to bear as he undertakes each project. Currently, Robert’s firm is volunteering design services for the recovery of Waveland, MS. with more than 3,000 hours of planning and architectural services to storm-ravaged Gulf Coast Mississippi following complete destruction from Hurricane Katrina.
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