Elyse Harney Real Estate

Les Bichettes

$2,950,000 • 5999 sq.ft. • 25 acres • 7 BR • 6 BA • 2 Half BA
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This delightful French Country home for sale in Litchfield County sits well back on 25 acres overlooking a pond and protected land. The style is set in the classic Living Room where delicate moldings enhance the French circa 1760 limestone fireplace, 18th century “parquet de Versailles” floor, and two walls of French doors opening… Read More

This delightful French Country home for sale in Litchfield County sits well back on 25 acres overlooking a pond and protected land. The style is set in the classic Living Room where delicate moldings enhance the French circa 1760 limestone fireplace, 18th century “parquet de Versailles” floor, and two walls of French doors opening to Patio and Westerly views over Canaan Valley. Soft painted murals by Robert Carerre enhance the Dining Room with similar fireplace and French doors. The well equipped Kitchen makes entertaining easy and offers casual family dining either inside or on the screened porch. A second floor Master Suite with fireplace enjoys the same Westerly views. Family and Guest Bedrooms extend over the porte cochère and allow for a separate apartment if desired. The pool and tennis court enjoy a pool house with kitchen and dressing rooms just a walk from house and close to pond.

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This delightful French Country home for sale in Litchfield County sits well back on 25 acres overlooking a pond and protected land. The style is set in the classic Living Room where delicate moldings enhance the French circa 1760 limestone fireplace, 18th century “parquet de Versailles” floor, and two walls of French doors opening to Patio and Westerly views over Canaan Valley. Soft painted murals by Robert Carerre enhance the Dining Room with similar fireplace and French doors. The well equipped Kitchen makes entertaining easy and offers casual family dining either inside or on the screened porch. A second floor Master Suite with fireplace enjoys the same Westerly views. Family and Guest Bedrooms extend over the porte cochère and allow for a separate apartment if desired. The pool and tennis court enjoy a pool house with kitchen and dressing rooms just a walk from house and close to pond.

In the Community of:

Canaan, Connecticut | Litchfield County

EH# 3068 MLS# L10014491 99157853

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Residence Description

Residence:

The house was built from a design by John M. Carerre, A.I.A of Carerre & Hastings known for its classic Beaux Arts work, efficient use of space, and the manner in which light and windows were effectively incorporated.

First Floor:

Entrance: (26’10” x 12’) wood floors, French doors with Palladian window arches, circular birdcage staircase, powder room

Living Room: (36’ x 16’2”) circa 1760 white limestone wood burning fireplace, 18th century “parquet de Versailles” floor from historic French home, crown moldings and raised panel moldings, 11 foot ceilings, 6 sets of French doors leading to grounds

Dining Room: (21’7” x 18”) wood floors, crown molding, 5 sets of French doors to grounds and terrace, fireplace, silver closet, Robert Carerre painted murals invoking both classic “chinoiserie” subject matter and suggesting an Art Deco style of the period

Library: (15’14” x 13’8”) random width wood floors, crown molding, built-in bookcases, wood burning fireplace, French doors to terrace

Butler’s Pantry: (8’ x 7’) granite counter, sink, Miele dishwasher, Subzero wine cooler, random width wood floors

Breakfast Room: (9’ x 12’4”) random width wood floors, open to Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry

Kitchen: (18’ x 12’11”) double Viking wall oven, Viking 6-burner gas range with oven and hooded vent, Subzero refrigerator, 2 Miele dishwashers, 2 stainless steel sinks, tile backsplash, granite countertops, custom cupboards, random width wood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting

Half Bath: off open kitchen area, (power room for both 1/2 baths on first floor)

Laundry Room: washer and dryer, granite counters, custom built cupboards, Rear Hall is adjacent

Mud Room: (9’4” x 5’6”) entrance from rear courtyard, tiled, granite counter and copper cut sink

Sitting Room: (13’ x 10’) off rear of Kitchen, crown molding recessed lighting, wood burning fireplace, opens to screened-in porch, French door and windows

Screened-in Porch: (18’8” x 12’4”) brick floors, period lights, ceiling fans, bead board ceilings

Second Floor:

Master Suite: (16’6” x 16”) wood burning fireplace, Juliette balcony, Southwestern views, two walk-in closets, crown molding and carpet

Master Bath: spacious, light-filled room with large walk-in shower with four water spouts, soaking tub, double sinks, granite counter, custom cabinets, Basket Weave tile flooring

Bedroom: (16’5” x 12’7”) stunning views of grounds, en suite tiled Bath with tub/shower, carpet and closet

Bedroom: (20’ x 14’) double closet, recessed lighting, carpet, views to grounds via four windows, full tiled ensuite Bath with tub/shower

Bedroom: (16’ x 12’) tucked away with dormers, eyebrow windows, plush carpet, en suite tiled Bath

Guest Wing and Studio/Bedroom Wing:

Second Floor:

connected to main house second floor via hallway over porte cochère

Office/Reading Room: (11’ x 9’5”) a private hide-away with circular window

Hall Bath: full bath with tub/shower

Bedroom: (14’11” x 12’4”) private

Bedroom: (14’11” x 11’4”) private

Ground Floor:

outside entrance and private staircase to second floor bedrooms

Full Bath: off small hallway, with shower

Studio/Bedroom: (17’8” x 14’2”) totally private space with stunning wood burning fireplace
Garage: 2-stall, detached with automatic openers

Exterior Facts:

LES BICHETTES is located in the lush and sprawling “Canaan Valley, one of Connecticut’s best kept secrets”, with sweeping distant views

• The entrance to the estate is via a bridge over a year round brook that meanders through the property and is lined on both sides with trees creating a “water” allee. The brook also flows through and out of a stunning pond

• The estate is in close proximity to tri-corner amenities in Great Barrington, MA, Norfolk, CT, Salisbury/Lakeville CT, and Millerton, NY

• 50’ in-ground Gunite pool with flagstone surround, private and protective fence surround allowing ample room for entertaining

• Inviting pool house with entertaining area complete with kitchen. There are “his” and “hers” dressing rooms, fully appointed

• Lighted tennis courts are a stroll away from the pool

• Well appointed grounds with gracious, sprawling open lawns and some forested land for exploring the beauty of Canaan Valley

• Perennial flower beds

• Spacious gravel courtyard with period accents

• Terraces with views of the Berkshire Mountains & Litchfield Hills

Pertinent Facts

Pertinent Facts:

Location: 24 Emmons Lane, Canaan Valley CT 06018
Land Size: 25 acres
Additional Land Available: no
Vol.: 75, Page: 117
Zoning: R-30
Age: 1939; renovated/restored 1985/1989/1995/early 2000’s
Square Footage: 5,999
Frontage: 520’
Easements: always check deed
Total Rooms: 15; BR’s, 7 BA’s 6.5
Attic: crawl
Basement: partial basement under 2/3 of main house
Foundation: concrete block and poured floors
Hatchway: yes
Laundry Location: 1st floor laundry room
Floors: wood, carpet and tile
Windows: storms, screens, all windows treated with Mylar to filter sunlight
Exterior: white clapboard and concrete block
Driveway: crushed stone
Roof: cedar shingle 1995
Heat: 2 newer Buderus units with multiple zones
Oil Tank: above ground in basement
Air-Conditioning: central air throughout
Hot water: 2 units off furnace
Plumbing: newer plumbing in majority of house
Sewer: septic
Water: well
Electric: 200 amps, completely rewired by previous owners
Cable/Satellite Dish:
Alarm System: yes
Generator: yes
Appliances: Subzero refrigerator, 3 Viking ovens, Viking cooktop, 3 Miele dishwashers, washer and dryer
Exclusions: Living and Dining Room chandeliers, peonies in garden
Mil rate: 27.5
Taxes: $29,921.65
Taxes change; please verify current taxes.
Listing Agents: Elyse Harney, Elyse Harney Morris, Thomas McGowan
Listing Type: Exclusive

Residence

Residence:

The house was built from a design by John M. Carerre, A.I.A of Carerre & Hastings known for its classic Beaux Arts work, efficient use of space, and the manner in which light and windows were effectively incorporated.

First Floor:

Entrance: (26’10” x 12’) wood floors, French doors with Palladian window arches, circular birdcage staircase, powder room

Living Room: (36’ x 16’2”) circa 1760 white limestone wood burning fireplace, 18th century “parquet de Versailles” floor from historic French home, crown moldings and raised panel moldings, 11 foot ceilings, 6 sets of French doors leading to grounds

Dining Room: (21’7” x 18”) wood floors, crown molding, 5 sets of French doors to grounds and terrace, fireplace, silver closet, Robert Carerre painted murals invoking both classic “chinoiserie” subject matter and suggesting an Art Deco style of the period

Library: (15’14” x 13’8”) random width wood floors, crown molding, built-in bookcases, wood burning fireplace, French doors to terrace

Butler’s Pantry: (8’ x 7’) granite counter, sink, Miele dishwasher, Subzero wine cooler, random width wood floors

Breakfast Room: (9’ x 12’4”) random width wood floors, open to Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry

Kitchen: (18’ x 12’11”) double Viking wall oven, Viking 6-burner gas range with oven and hooded vent, Subzero refrigerator, 2 Miele dishwashers, 2 stainless steel sinks, tile backsplash, granite countertops, custom cupboards, random width wood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting

Half Bath: off open kitchen area, (power room for both 1/2 baths on first floor)

Laundry Room: washer and dryer, granite counters, custom built cupboards, Rear Hall is adjacent

Mud Room: (9’4” x 5’6”) entrance from rear courtyard, tiled, granite counter and copper cut sink

Sitting Room: (13’ x 10’) off rear of Kitchen, crown molding recessed lighting, wood burning fireplace, opens to screened-in porch, French door and windows

Screened-in Porch: (18’8” x 12’4”) brick floors, period lights, ceiling fans, bead board ceilings

Second Floor:

Master Suite: (16’6” x 16”) wood burning fireplace, Juliette balcony, Southwestern views, two walk-in closets, crown molding and carpet

Master Bath: spacious, light-filled room with large walk-in shower with four water spouts, soaking tub, double sinks, granite counter, custom cabinets, Basket Weave tile flooring

Bedroom: (16’5” x 12’7”) stunning views of grounds, en suite tiled Bath with tub/shower, carpet and closet

Bedroom: (20’ x 14’) double closet, recessed lighting, carpet, views to grounds via four windows, full tiled ensuite Bath with tub/shower

Bedroom: (16’ x 12’) tucked away with dormers, eyebrow windows, plush carpet, en suite tiled Bath

Guest Wing and Studio/Bedroom Wing:

Second Floor:

connected to main house second floor via hallway over porte cochère

Office/Reading Room: (11’ x 9’5”) a private hide-away with circular window

Hall Bath: full bath with tub/shower

Bedroom: (14’11” x 12’4”) private

Bedroom: (14’11” x 11’4”) private

Ground Floor:

outside entrance and private staircase to second floor bedrooms

Full Bath: off small hallway, with shower

Studio/Bedroom: (17’8” x 14’2”) totally private space with stunning wood burning fireplace
Garage: 2-stall, detached with automatic openers

Exterior Facts:

LES BICHETTES is located in the lush and sprawling “Canaan Valley, one of Connecticut’s best kept secrets”, with sweeping distant views

• The entrance to the estate is via a bridge over a year round brook that meanders through the property and is lined on both sides with trees creating a “water” allee. The brook also flows through and out of a stunning pond

• The estate is in close proximity to tri-corner amenities in Great Barrington, MA, Norfolk, CT, Salisbury/Lakeville CT, and Millerton, NY

• 50’ in-ground Gunite pool with flagstone surround, private and protective fence surround allowing ample room for entertaining

• Inviting pool house with entertaining area complete with kitchen. There are “his” and “hers” dressing rooms, fully appointed

• Lighted tennis courts are a stroll away from the pool

• Well appointed grounds with gracious, sprawling open lawns and some forested land for exploring the beauty of Canaan Valley

• Perennial flower beds

• Spacious gravel courtyard with period accents

• Terraces with views of the Berkshire Mountains & Litchfield Hills

Pertinent Facts

Pertinent Facts:

Location: 24 Emmons Lane, Canaan Valley CT 06018
Land Size: 25 acres
Additional Land Available: no
Vol.: 75, Page: 117
Zoning: R-30
Age: 1939; renovated/restored 1985/1989/1995/early 2000’s
Square Footage: 5,999
Frontage: 520’
Easements: always check deed
Total Rooms: 15; BR’s, 7 BA’s 6.5
Attic: crawl
Basement: partial basement under 2/3 of main house
Foundation: concrete block and poured floors
Hatchway: yes
Laundry Location: 1st floor laundry room
Floors: wood, carpet and tile
Windows: storms, screens, all windows treated with Mylar to filter sunlight
Exterior: white clapboard and concrete block
Driveway: crushed stone
Roof: cedar shingle 1995
Heat: 2 newer Buderus units with multiple zones
Oil Tank: above ground in basement
Air-Conditioning: central air throughout
Hot water: 2 units off furnace
Plumbing: newer plumbing in majority of house
Sewer: septic
Water: well
Electric: 200 amps, completely rewired by previous owners
Cable/Satellite Dish:
Alarm System: yes
Generator: yes
Appliances: Subzero refrigerator, 3 Viking ovens, Viking cooktop, 3 Miele dishwashers, washer and dryer
Exclusions: Living and Dining Room chandeliers, peonies in garden
Mil rate: 27.5
Taxes: $29,921.65
Taxes change; please verify current taxes.
Listing Agents: Elyse Harney, Elyse Harney Morris, Thomas McGowan
Listing Type: Exclusive

Listing Location

24 Emmons Lane, Canaan, CT 06018


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Agent Contact Information

elyse harney morris
Elyse Harney Morris
elyse@harneyre.com
(860) 435-2200x102
(860) 318-5126
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Elyse Harney
eharney@harneyre.com
(860) 435-2200 x 101
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Thomas McGowan
tmcgowan@harneyre.com
860-542-5500 Ext 1
860-309-6043
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