92 Briscoe Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 – Smart Sustainable Sophisticated House
92 Briscoe Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 - Smart Sustainable Sophisticated House.
As the custom timber gates swing open, they reveal the Kensten Croft main house and Mid-Century Modern guest house that anchor the sweeping grounds of this 6-acre estate. Newly constructed in 2020, the main house was meticulously designed with not only the finest of finishes but is also technologically smart, sustainable, and solar-powered with every modern convenience included.
The fully fenced, professionally landscaped property features a 1/4 mile manicured running trail, swimming pool, organic vegetable gardens, perennial berry patches, perennial flower garden, custom chicken coop, and playhouse with picnic area. From an interior layout perspective, although every interior wall is insulated, none of the bedrooms share a common wall for privacy. The 1st-floor bedroom suite is situated away from any busy common areas and has its own HVAC zone and entrance, ideal for an office, separate au pair suite, or private guest quarters. The stairways are extra-wide and naturally lit and the 2nd-floor master suite was designed for views of both the sunrise and sunset, as well as a birds-eye view of the property. The basement is finished with a media room, sauna, and gym. The technology is inconspicuous with the hidden alarm panels, electrical outlets, in-wall speakers, and grills. Kersten Croft is full of bespoke details that speak volumes of an estate designed to focus on the needs of its owners with a flawless and worry-free lifestyle.
SUSTAINABILITY: • 4,000-gallon holding tank and 25 GPM pump providing unlimited water for irrigation • All pine used in cold roof framing was harvested and milled onsite • Quarter and live sawn oak flooring and stairways are all from standing trees on the property • All exposed beams and wood counters throughout the home are milled from trees on the property • All stone used to construct chimneys both inside and out as well as all exterior stonework was quarried from the property • Reclaimed heart pine custom vanities in bathrooms on first floor • Garage constructed from pine and oak from the property
SMART_TECH_FEATURES: • ELAN whole home automation controls with remote access • Wi-Fi controlled HVAC systems - NEXIA • Solar PV with Wi-Fi monitoring and Net Metering with Eversource - virtually no electric bills • Hook-Ups for Tesla super-chargers and battery back-up for off-grid use • Enterprise Ruckus managed Wi-Fi network throughout the property • In-wall Sonance speakers with multiple Sonos players throughout the home • Fiber optic network between the main house, guest house and entry gate panel • Hunter Hydrowise Irrigation smart system to manage water conservation • 25kW roof-mounted solar system • Sun Power360 panels and solar Edge inverters • Vantage lighting control system • WAC LED landscape lighting automated with Astronomic timers.
HEALTH FEATURES: • Low VOC free paints • All Formaldehyde-free materials • Natural stains and finishes • Trane Clean Effects air cleaners removing 99.98% dust particles and allergens • Aprilaire Steam humidification • Complete water filtration system for perfectly pH balanced water • Broan ERV - high-efficiency filtration for constant, fresh air throughout the home • Tilework installed with Schluter System to eliminate moisture behind tiles where mold would grow
SAFETY_FEATURES: • DoorBird IP video custom entry gate with remote viewing access and entry control • Hikvision IP HD cameras with remote viewing access • Elk Alarm System to detect: motion, glass break, water, low temp, gas - all with cellular backup • MyQ WiFi controlled garage openers for remote access • Whole house automatic generator to power the entire house, guest house and entry gate • Siemens whole house lightning surge protection • All six acres is fenced to keep out deer and pests, reducing tick population on site
Confidential Agent Remarks
MIDCENTURY_MODERN: • The Daine House is a noted Mid-Century Modern Guest Home designed by renowned architect Victor Christ-Janer originally built in 1953 and fully renovated by the current owners in 2015. Connected to the main house for solar energy, propane WiFi, and security systems, this 2 ½ bedroom single-story, legal accessory dwelling provides guests with an incomparable visit during their stay.