Colonial Farmhouse in Connecticut

Since 1827, this Colonial farmhouse has perched on its private knoll in New Canaan, Conn. Though the interior has been updated for a more modern lifestyle, the home retains much of its original character with a Dutch door, shiplap walls, painted fireplaces and a three-season porch.

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Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

1820s Colonial Farmhouse Boasts Double-Hung Windows, Pretty Portico

Part of the reason why this Colonial farmhouse is so pleasing to the eye? Double-hung windows on either side of the front door balance the facade and help it look even more symmetrical. Trimmed hedges and twin planters accentuate this detail.
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Stone Wall, Trimmed Hedges Create Formal Entrance to Colonial Farmhouse

A stone retaining wall and trimmed hedges make the entrance to this 1820s Colonial farmhouse look even more stately. As guests follow the brick walkway up to the front door, they'll be able to fully admire the double-hung windows, gabled roof and original chimneys.
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1820s Colonial Farmhouse Surrounded By Original Stone Walls

Thanks to its position on a private knoll, this 1820s Colonial farmhouse enjoys views of treetops as well as The Silvermine River. Original stone walls wrap around the property, too, and add to the home's fairytale charm.
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Aerial View of 1820s Colonial Farmhouse in New Canaan, Conn.

Though it seems secluded on its private knoll, this Colonial farmhouse in New Canaan, Conn. is actually only a few minutes drive from downtown and within walking distance to Graybarns, a historic inn. The property consists of a main house and a six-car garage.
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Modern Farmhouse Foyer Boasts Dutch Door, Shiplap Walls

Dutch doors have their perks; in addition to complementing the home's country setting, this one fills the foyer with fresh air and natural light. As guests walk in, they'll also pass a reclaimed wood console table and horse lamp on their way to the kitchen.
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Transitional Living Room Showcases Original Fireplace

As the heart of the home, this transitional living room needed plenty of seats for friends and family. The designers responded with two neutral sofas, a cushioned armchair and a plush recliner positioned around a large wooden coffee table. They then pulled in an oil painting of two dogs to complement the owners' hunting trophies displayed on the opposite wall.
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Transitional Living Room With Country Twist

Given the pastoral nature of the property, antlers and a few other hunting trophies feel right at home in this transitional living room. To complement these pieces, which lean a little country in style, the designers pulled in fawn-printed blankets for the sofas. These also make the space feel a lot cozier.
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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen With Distressed Blue Island

A modern farmhouse kitchen was a fitting choice for the home, as it speaks to both the exterior and the pastoral setting. By painting the cabinets white to match the subway tile backsplash, the design team ensured that all eyes would be on the distressed blue island in the center. Two industrial pendants, recessed lights and large windows keep the space as bright as possible.
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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Boasts Floor-to-Ceiling Storage

Style meets function in this modern farmhouse kitchen by way of a matte black range hood, a crisp white subway tile backsplash and wrap-around marble countertops. On the opposite wall, floor-to-ceiling cabinets frame the farmhouse sink and so make it even easier to put away dishes after dinner.
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Country-Style Breakfast Nook Complete With Lantern Pendant Light

With a comfy banquette, two cushioned chairs and a farmhouse-style dining table, this breakfast nook has plenty of room for the whole family to gather. A large pendant light illuminates the space from overhead, just in case the owners need to convert it into a homework corner after dinner.
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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Includes Cozy Breakfast Nook

On the other side of the island, a small banquette, two chairs and a farmhouse-style table create a breakfast nook for the owners. A large red area rug further defines this space and infuses it with warmth as well.
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Pink Chinoiserie Chairs, Area Rug Enliven Eclectic Dining Room

Let it be known that pink accents can work wonders in a formal dining room. Here, two pink chairs instantly brighten the neutral walls -- though their Chinoiserie-inspired print ensures that they still look sophisticated -- while a saturated pink area rug brings some warmth to the hardwood floors.
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Eclectic Dining Room With Antique China Cabinet

Though it features sensible gray walls and a traditional fireplace, this dining room uses a boho basket, pink Chinoiserie-inspired chairs and two colorful, contemporary rugs to avoid feeling too stiff or serious. A tall, antique cabinet adds height to the space and keeps entertaining essentials at the ready.
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Transitional Den Feels Extra Cozy With Large Wooden Fireplace

After dinner, the homeowners and their guests can retreat into this transitional den for drinks. A large wooden fireplace anchors the space and keeps it cozy year-round, while two armchairs and a large loveseat encourage everyone to sit back and relax. Since the space is so neutral, zebra-print pillows and a matching bench break the norm and offer a hint of visual interest.
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Transitional Master Bedroom Boasts Original Fireplace

With an original fireplace in the far corner, it's clear that this master bedroom is full of history and character. To complete the space and complement this elegant focal point, the designers then pulled in an antique wooden dresser, a traditional armchair and vintage artwork.
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Contemporary Double Vanity Bathroom With Gold Light Fixtures

This upstairs bathroom looks cool and contemporary thanks to a marble-topped vanity, golden light fixtures and a glass-enclosed tall shower. Two sinks give guests elbow room to enjoy while brushing their teeth or getting ready for bed.
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Teen Boy's Bedroom With Coastal Color Palette, Nautical Flag Art

Dark blue walls, a red armchair and nautical flag artwork give this teen boy's bedroom a cool, coastal touch. Because so much of the space features darker hues, the designers used a large, cream-colored area rug to lighten the look -- and evoke thoughts of sandy beaches, of course.
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Transitional Craft Room Includes Built-In Shelves for Supplies

When they have a project to work on, the owners can head upstairs and make use of this sophisticated craft room. In addition to a long wood desk and comfortable slipper chair, the space comes with built-in bookshelves that keep supplies -- like paint cans -- on hand.
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Transitional Guest Bathroom With Country Touches

In this small bathroom, neutral walls and light wood pieces -- like the mirror and vanity -- set a calming tone that guests are sure to enjoy. Meanwhile, to the right of the vessel sink, a collection of framed fishing tackles bring some country charm to the setting.
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Transitional Guest Room With Dark Wood Double Beds, Stacked Frames

One of the home's five bedrooms, this space features dark wood double beds dressed with white pillows and linens. Stacked frames draw the eye up, making the space seem larger, and complement the brown curtains that frame the window. If you look closely, you'll also see cheetah-print carpet adding interest to the floors.
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Three-Season Porch Decorated With Wicker Sofa, Plants

Just off the living room, the owners have access to a three-season porch, complete with a comfortable outdoor sofa and a variety of plants. French doors open to the backyard and showcase the property's terraced gardens.
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French Doors Fill Three-Season Porch With Natural Light

On the other side of this three-season porch, a large wood table becomes the perfect perch for some ferns. Just behind the plants, an oversized mirror reflects the natural light coming in through the French doors and makes the space feel even bigger and brighter.
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Romantic Back Patio Complete With Bistro Lights, Hydrangea Bushes

With its bistro lights, hydrangea bushes and views of the balcony above, this patio becomes a romantic retreat right in the owners' backyard. Here, a traditional wood table and set of chairs encourage dining al fresco, while the formal sitting area waits at the ready for drinks.
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Terraced Gardens Overflow With Hydrangea Bushes

The property's terraced gardens were designed by Agnes Clark and feature flowering trees, rich green ivy and beautiful hydrangea bushes. A stone walkway winds through the space so that the owners can soak up the views without disturbing the plants.
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1820s Colonial Farmhouse Complete With Private Balcony

From this side of the yard, guests can see that this 1820s Colonial farmhouse even has a private balcony. When they're standing out on the space, the owners can enjoy views of The Silvermine River in the distance.
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Romantic Back Patio Includes Elegant Sitting Area

With hydrangea bushes all around, this back patio feels especially serene and secluded. A tall umbrella helps shade the sitting area below, where the owners can take their pick of a comfortable, cushioned sofa and two armchairs.
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Traditional Backyard Includes Cozy Fire Pit Area

Just before the brick patio gives way to a grassy lawn, the owners will find a cozy sitting area complete with a small fire pit. Blue-and-white striped pillows enliven the space and make it extra comfortable in the evening.
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