On the corner of Elm and Weed Street is Stepping Stone, a converted stone monastery. Built in 1926, these one, two, and three bedroom units have been updated, with many of the original features preserved. Square footage in these eight units range from 1,800 to 3,400 square feet.
The sun-filled living space boasts high ceilings and leaded glass windows which overlook the park like grounds of nearly four acres. The eat-in kitchen features granite countertops and top notch stainless steel appliances. The three ensuite bathrooms have been updated. All units have private stone terraces, some with multiple balconies.
Make sure to take advantage of Stepping Stone’s convenient access to town with its chic shops, restaurants, beautiful churches, the library, and art galleries. The train to New York City is a short walk away and the trip takes one hour and twenty minutes. Close by is the Merritt Parkway, which gives you access to Stamford, Connecticut, with its mall and big box stores.
New Canaan is a beautiful town in Fairfield County, CT, one of the most affluent counties in the United States. Established in 1731 as Canaan Parish, the area was a religious community in northwestern Norwalk.
Initially, Canaan Parish was not designed as a town and that is why, when it was incorporated in 1801, New Canaan didn’t have a main street, a central common, or a town hall. The settlement developed as an agricultural community and it remained one until late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century when shoemaking transformed the town and became the major industry in New Canaan.
In addition, many other small companies started to grow in different parts of the town. Once the railroad came to New Canaan, wealthy people of New York were attracted by the beauty of the town. Some of them started moving here!
From the late 1940s through the 1960s, New Canaan was an important center for the modern design movement, attracting many artists, writers and media people. World famous architects found in New Canaan a place where they could bring their ideas to life, and managed to create many cutting edge homes. The most famous of all was the Glass House, created by Philip Johnson, and it can be visited by appointment.
Over the years, New Canaan grew into a wonderful place that offers residents opportunities that ensure a comfortable and modern lifestyle. With its art galleries and historic sites, the town always adds something to its cultural value. Besides, there are many recreational activities to be enjoyed in New Canaan, as there are many parks and open spaces. Located close to Stamford and New York City, the town gives residents the chance to escape to different places.