A New Canaan Mansion with European Flair and Contemporary Interiors Asks $15M

Connecticut’s most lavish homes tend to look to the Old World for both architectural inspiration and actual building materials. That was certainly the case for the 19,000-square-foot chateau-style mansion in New Canaan, on the market for $15 million.

The home’s ivy-covered façade is a stately affair with columns, turrets, and a grand courtyard with sculpted hedging. Stepping inside, many fresh, sleek, and edgy spaces await. The entrance hall is a true atrium with its inlaid Italian marble floors, double-height ceilings and dramatic spiral staircase that leads to the main bedroom suite above and a capacious wine cellar below.

The seller spent over three years designing and overseeing the interior construction, and the result is something contemporary, bright, and grand. Among the 25 rooms, there is a sunken, octagon-shaped living room; an adjoining marble bar room; a two-story library with glass shelving manufactured in Germany; and not one, but two offices. Along with the wine room, the lower levels offer a gym, a game room with a fireplace and a crazy-big underground garage that can house 25 cars. The back of the house features an expansive terrace with a pool and access to the pond and tennis court.

Looking like an autumn fantasy, with the landscape design by Doyle Herman Associates, it’s offered by Schuyler M. Morris and Rob Johnson of Brown Harris Stevens.