Luxury Single Family Home Sold

63 Park Street, New Canaan, CT

$ 2,475,000 tax $ 20,010
Listed on 20 May 2015
sold on 5 Nov 2018
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5,700
  • 0.33
  • 1836
Style Antique Parking 2 garage spaces Waterfront Not applicable
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Description & Features

This beautifully restored, 1836 Greek Revival house—where famed editor and publishing legend Maxwell Perkins read and edited the manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings—is on the National Register of Historic Places. A generous garden, which offers a contemporary landscape with a geometric plan inspired in part by Le Notre, is included in the Smithsonian’s Archives for American Gardens. Though the house and garden offer privacy, the location is 88 steps from the New Canaan train station (as Perkins used to say) with its rush-hour through trains to Grand Central Station. Inside, a spare, modern aesthetic and a large 2-story open space are perfect for a home office or a dramatic gallery for painting and sculpture. Upstairs, the living quarters have the sophistication of a Manhattan apartment. On the lower level, side doors open onto the sheltered garden with its pocket views of historic-district buildings. Throughout the house are bright spaces and a synthesis of the best of 19th and 20th-century design.

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Rooms

Bedrooms
3
Baths
4
Laundry
2nd floor
Other rooms
Foyer, Laundry room

Building Information

Year Built
1836
New Construction
no
Square feet
5,700
Style
Antique
Attic
NO
Basement
Partial, Fully finished, Unfinished, Walk-out
Roof
Wood shingle
Exterior
Clapboard
Interior
Security system
Exterior features
Balcony, Gutters, Lighting, Porch, Terrace
Foundation
Block, Stone

Utilities

Water
Public water connected
Sewage system
Public sewer connected

Heating, Cooling and Energy

Heating
Hot air, Zoned
Heat fuel type
Oil
Cooling system
Central air, Zoned
Est. heated sqft.
Above Grade: 4,520 | Below Grade: 1,180
Fireplaces
5
Fuel tank location
in ground

Garage and Parking

Garage spaces
2
Parking
Detached garage

Lot Details and Water Access

Acres
0.33
Waterfront
No
Waterfront description
Not applicable
Zoning
600
Lot description
Corner lot

Amenities

Swimming pool
NO

Appliances

Compactor, Cook top, Disposal, Dryer, Freezer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wall oven, Washer

Financial Information

Financing used
withheld
Tax amount
$ 20,010
Tax year
July 2017-June 2018
MLS ID
99105414
Courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l

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Neighborhood

New Canaan Center

With many homes and condominiums the center is walking distance to a variety of restaurants, independent shops, and boutiqutes.

This home is 161% above the neighbourhood's $ 950K avg price
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Town & County

New Canaan, CT

With its vibrant Main Street, this charming town boasts many luxury homes. Rated one of the best places to live in Connecticut, it features an easy commute into New York City.

This home is 66% above the town's $ 1.50M avg price
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Fairfield County

Fairfield County is one of the wealthiest communities in Connecticut. Contact Dagny's Real Estate if you are looking to buy a home in Fairfield County CT.

This home is 327% above the county's $ 580K avg price
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