Stanford White-Designed Masterpiece in New Canaan Sails onto the Market

This New Canaan home is a true testament to the vision of Stanford White, the legendary architect who defined the “American Renaissance” period in the early 1900s. As the architect behind NYC’s Washington Square Arch and the Atlantic Yacht Club in Seagate, it is not surprising that White designed this home to resemble a yacht. It’s positioned east to west on four acres, and has sailed onto the market asking $9.75 million.

The circa-1905 property continues to be a labor of love for its sellers, living there for almost 20 years and meticulously restoring and renovating the structure with Wadia Associates. The epitome of sophistication, this 14-room estate features a grand reception hall, a living room surrounded by French doors, and a library with lacquered coffers.

At the centerpiece of the 12,774-square-foot manse is a magnificent kitchen. It was recently reimagined by combining bespoke fitted British cabinetry, walls of Calacatta marble, a monolith grand island, and Miele appliances. The revamped abode also holds a jaw-dropping master suite, five en-suite bedrooms, an infrared-sauna and massage/yoga room, temp-controlled wine cellar, a full-house generator, and a heated garage.

The elegant grounds show off Jay Fain-sculptured landscaping, a heated pool/spa, and extraordinary views from one of the highest elevations in town. Offering prestige and updated decor, this splendid 561 Smith Ridge Road estate is listed with Ruth Devilliers of Halstead.