On the market: $4.9M Normandy-style home in New Canaan designed by celebrated architect

The house at 36 Hemlock Hill Road in New Canaan sprung from the creative mind of the late Richard Moisan, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning local architect.

Moisan, who designed residences throughout the east coast and the Caribbean from his Westport firm, custom-designed this 14-room stone and stucco French Normandy-style colonial house with a slate roof. It was among his last projects; the house was built in 2005, the year he died. He was the recipient of the 2004 Architect of the Year Award through the Connecticut Builder’s Association. According to his obituary published in the News-Times on Feb. 11, 2005, his work was featured in Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Fine Homebuilding and Country Living. 

The private, professionally landscaped estate comprises 2.14 acres less than two miles from the shops, restaurants and the train station.

The forecourt leads to the front door framed by decorative leaded glass sidelights. It opens into the two-story marble foyer with a dramatically curved butterfly staircase. French doors at the rear of this center hall open to a bluestone terrace, the first of several relaxing places outside. Listing Agent Christine Saxe called it “a perfect place to retreat to any time of the year.”

The lower level has a home theater with plush seating, billiard room, separate game room, exercise room and a wet bar with counter seating.

On the main level, there is a mural on the walls of the formal dining room. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features marble counters, a herringbone pattern in the hardwood flooring, an imported Lacanche range and a built-in window seat.

This house is on the market for $4,995,000.

For details contact Christine D Saxe of Compass Connecticut, LLC. at 203-273-1548 or christine.saxe@compass.com.