Of all of the cities in Fairfield County, New Canaan is thought for its multitude of authentic mid-century moderns, nevertheless it has no scarcity of older gems both. One such property, the Fitch-Ayres-Perkins Home, has simply been listed for $3.495 million.
Maxwell Perkins, the writer identified for serving to to information and launch authors equivalent to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway and for enhancing the work of others equivalent to Thomas Wolfe and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, lived till his dying 23 years within the Greek Revival. Based on a New York Instances article from 2004, Perkins wrote to Fitzgerald himself in 1924, saying, “I informed you we purchased a home in New Canaan. It has the face of a Greek temple and the physique of a spacious Connecticut ranch.” Inbuilt 1836 however fantastically redesigned in recent times, it has advanced since Perkins owned it, however remains to be simply as charming and distinctive in its stylistic combos.
Listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations, the property has quite a bit to supply a purchaser. Throughout the 5,700 sq. ft, authentic options equivalent to customized moldings, wood-burning fireplaces, and broad plank flooring stay intact. In the meantime, fashionable edits like glass railings and partitions of home windows add Twenty first-century aptitude. Although it is simply steps from downtown New Canaan, the stately grounds and exterior really feel worlds away.
Historic but contemporary, the three-bedroom home has had many chapters. In its almost 200 years, the New Canaan Advertiser reviews that it has been a boarding home and The New Canaan Nation College, in addition to attracting different inventive residents. Architect Richard Bergmann, whose work on New Canaan’s city gardens was featured within the Smithsonian’s Archives for American Gardens, lived right here for 45 years till 2018 and used it for his places of work on the similar time. For a purchaser on this concept, the property has a particular allow that even permits for a enterprise for 8 individuals with no residency requirement.
Inger Stringfellow of Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty has the particular itemizing.