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French-Inspired 1890 House Mixes Old and New, Asks $2.7M

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All those arched doors are pretty dreamy!


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Location: New Canaan, Connecticut

Price: $2,695,000


In the late 1800s, two sisters were so inspired by a house they saw in the South of France that they built one a lot like it in the quiet—though certainly not dull—Connecticut town of New Canaan. The resulting home, referred to as "The House of One Hundred Windows" in the listing, is dreamy alright, with a charming terraced entrance, 10 sets of glassy French doors, and many more arched doors and cupboards across its main level living and dining areas.

Those original architectural features, plus the original carriage house (now a guest suite with a greenhouse and garage) and a 200-foot stone wall on the property, have been carefully maintained over the years. Current owners have, however, spruced the place up with modern conveniences, including a gut renovated kitchen with new granite counters and stainless steel appliances (its original floor to ceiling fireplace was saved in the process!) The five-bedroom, 5,046-square-foot home sits on a fully irrigated 1.3 acres and includes a rear patio and heated pool.