I was looking through the New Canaan and Greenwich areas on Bing Maps and I stumbled across this monster. I absolutely LOVE this home. It is located at 266 Michigan Road in New Canaan, CT. It is situated on a large parcel of land that includes a separate guest house and a private pond/lake. This home contains 20,000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 8.3 bathrooms. I did a little more research and I found out that it was for sale not too long ago!  “As Is” the property was appraised at $9.5 million.  Finished it was appraised at over $13 million. It was officially listed for $6,975,000, which to me is quite a deal!

The home was bought by Emil F. & Mie Jachmann. They then sold it to 266 Michigan Road LLC for $5,500,000 on April 21st, 2009.

HERE ARE THE PLANNED INTERIOR SPACES:

MAIN LEVEL
Entry Hall: The main Entrance Hall has a 35 foot coffered ceiling with 32 glass panels streaming light from skylights above. Central columns support the bridge above, accessed by a grand staircase curving against the south wall. There are two adjourning spaces designed to serve social occasions: a Drawing Room with fireplace, and a Reception Room with Cloak and Powder Rooms

Living Room: The spacious sunken Living Room has 13 foot ceilings, a large fireplace, and four sets of French doors onto the patio. A Gallery with wet bar and a Powder Room are adjacent.

Dining Room: The Dining Room has twelve foot ceilings with large windows overlooking the pond. This room would accommodate a long table and two chandeliers. The Dining Room fireplace matches another fireplace in the opposite Drawing Room across the Main Hall, and two recessed breakfront alcoves frame the entrance from the Reception Room. Entry to the Dining Room from the Kitchen is through two doors – an “In” door from the Butler’s Pantry and Kitchen prep areas, and an “Out” door to the receiving and dishwashing areas of the kitchen.

Family Room: A sunken Family Room with 13 foot ceilings, large fireplace, and recessed wall for media – connects to the Kitchen and Entry Foyer. Four sets of French doors open to the patio with another set of French doors open to the adjacent conservatory with wet bar. A Vestibule connects the Family Room to the Spa.

Kitchen: The Kitchen has a separate Foyer and Entrance from the front courtyard. Six French Doors provide the kitchen with eastern light while the courtyard provides light from the west through another set of French Doors. Two kitchen islands, each with sink, provide both prep areas and seating. The large walk-in pantry entrance is flanked by two refrigerators. Stove and final prep areas are adjacent to the Dining Room entrance. A separate corridor entrance provides proximity to the elevator and Powder Room. The south end of the kitchen opens to the Family Room.

Breakfast Area: This area is integrated into the open Kitchen plan, adjacent to the Family Room and immediately opposite the Kitchen Foyer.  French Doors, flanked by large windows, fill the Breakfast Area with light and provide pond views. The Breakfast Area contains separate cabinetry and entrance to the patio through the French doors.

Parlor: Six south facing French Doors provide light from the Court Yard. This might be the room for the lady of the house – centrally located within the manor, with 12 foot ceilings, two walls of glass, and a desk alcove.

Home Office: Twelve fixed French doors provide northern and western light; another pair of French doors provides eastern light and access to the patio. There is a computer and communications equipment closet and an aquarium closet. This was designed as the room for the man of the house.

Library: The two story Library has a spiral staircase up to the mezzanine and down to the wine cellar. The Library is adjacent to Reading Room.

Den: The sunken Den provides an intimate space with fireplace and northern bay window, and connects to the Gallery and Bar.

Reading Room: Situated between the Office and the Library, this room provides a sitting area with fireplace and conference table area.

Fitness Room: The Fitness Room has adjoining Spa that includes sauna, shower, bath, tub, dual sink area, and enclosed toilet.

Mudroom: Located off the service (and kids) entrance, the Mud Room has a drip closet to hang rain and snow clothes, a shoe and boot closet, and adjacent washer/dryer room.

Conservatory: Measuring 30’ X 20’  there is a foundation in place for a conservatory, which would connect to the Family Room. Also in place for the Conservatory is a small sitting area flooring with a wet bar or tea station. Additional doors are in place to make the Conservatory accessible through both the Vestibule and Spa.
SECOND LEVEL
Master Bedroom Suite: The Master Bedroom has 10 foot ceilings, a fireplace, and eight French windows with pond views. There is an adjacent Sitting Room with wet bar. There is also a very large Lady’s Dressing & Closet Room, with a second story for out-of-season clothes. The suite also includes a vanity room, two separate cedar closets, and a large man’s closet.   The Master Bath has a terrace, sunken tub, fireplace, shower room, enclosed toilet with sink, and dual vanity sinks.

Bedroom # 2: This Bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the pond, a large walk-in closet, and private bath. There is also access to the Study Room, shared with Bedroom #3, that also provides additional closets.

Bathroom # 3: Bedroom #3 contains a private bath, huge walk-in closet, desk nook, and access to adjacent Study Room. Together with Bedroom #2, these rooms comprise a two bedroom suite with water views from every window.

Bedroom # 4: This room is an exceptionally large corner bedroom with four double French windows, bath, and large walk-in closet.

Guest Bedroom Suite: This suite includes Bedroom # 5, a Sitting Room, and a large bath with dual vanity sinks, enclosed toilet, large tub, and separate shower. A unique feature is a walk-in closet that enters into a second “in-law” closet for more permanent storage by frequent guests.

Bedroom # 6: may serve as a spacious Maid’s Room. It has a large bath, walk in closet, extra storage areas and adjacent closets, and separate access to the second floor Laundry Room.

LOWER LEVEL
Media Room: A second curved staircase leads down to an anteroom serving the lower level, which includes a Home Theater that seats twelve and is located adjacent to the bar.
Game & Billiard Rooms: Adjacent to the Billiard Room, the Recreation/Game Room has a fireplace.

Wine Cellar and Tasting Rooms: Accessed by spiral stair from the Gallery Bar and Library, the wine cellar and tasting room.

Other Lower Level Features: Heated floor, underground passage to parking for eight cars, car wash bay, large Bicycle Room, ample storage areas, and a Craft Room with sink.

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  • Patrick

    I DID like it until I saw the floorplan. I little contrived; looks like rooms were forced together. The entire design seems to be 1/2 scale.




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  • Kieran

    LOVE IT! I hope the new owner gets a good landscaper in




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  • potomac resident

    love the exterior. looks like a modern castle from behind




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  • Kyle

    Don’t like it.




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  • Sweet house. I like how in picture 8, you could literally draw a line down the middle and it would be symmetric




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    • admin

      that’s exactly what I thought. I love that!




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  • NC Guy

    I drive by this one all the time. It’s a huge white elephant, poorly situated with the road. There used to be a nice contemporary on the location, until the owners knocked it down to build this thing. But they never finished it, and ended up putting it up for auction. The current owner, 266 Michigan Road LLC, bought it for “just” $5.5 million a year ago (March 2009). It’s still unfinished, looking more than ever like a relic from a time of crazy, ostentatious giant suburban castles that has now passed. It looks like a luxury hotel or a country club that ran out of money. I’m not sure you can tell from these pictures just how odd the scale of this building is – it’s like a plan was blown up 1.5 times on the copier. Could this ever really be a home?




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  • Nick

    Exquisite mansion!!!The exterior is superb from every aspect, while the interior seems pretty interesting.

    The planned interior details in every room are extraordinary.




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