This carefully assembled Nature preserve on 217+ acres offers one of a kind privacy, southwest views, and varied terrain with pond, stream, orchard, rustic cabin, open fields, and elevated views. The 4 Bedroom home is part of a unique Recreational complex, including regulation softball, squash court, contemporary art studio, connected by an expansive patio with infinity pool, Wisteria covered pergola and Argentine Grill. Natural building materials, including custom-planed & native woodwork as well as custom finishes, join the home’s majestic setting with country elegance.

Nearby attractions include Norfolk, CT, Infinity Hall & Bistro, swimming at Tobey Pond, Great Mountain Forest, Umpachene Falls, Stockbridge Store, Yale School of Arts & Music, Berkshire Country Store, Ski Butternut, Catamount Ski Area & Aerial Park, Salisbury School, Berkshire School.

Residential Info


Post & Beam construction (60’x36’)

Entry Foyer: (16’x11’) oak floor, 9-ft. mahogany door, built-in storage, pine panel walls and ceiling, oak stairs to Upper Level, a doorway to Living Room, door to Kitchen, door to Media Room
Laundry Closet: Frigidaire stackable washer & dryer
Kitchen/Breakfast Area: (27’x15’) tile floor with radiant heat, pine paneled walls and ceiling, cherry cabinets, open shelving, breakfast bar with reclaimed beam and live edge cherry countertop, 12-ft exposed-beam ceiling, Mahogany exterior Barn doors over eyebrow window above countertop and stove area with eastern views, stainless steel sink,  Subzero Refrigerator, Bosch Dishwasher, Viking 6-Burner Oven Range, door to one-car attached Garage & Office, chair rail shelving to
Breakfast Area: Built-In Banquette, propane heating stove, French door to Dining Room
Dining Room: (41’x8’) carpet, western views, stone fireplace with stone mantle and two stone seating benches, full wall of western facing windows, wood panel walls and ceiling, cast iron baseboard radiators
Covered Porch: Off Dining Room
Game/Media Room: (16’x14’) carpet, double closet, built-in shelving, wood panel walls, and ceiling, off Front Entry Foyer
Living Room: (17’x15’) carpet, wood-paneled walls and, ceiling, 12-ft. ceiling, opens to Front Foyer and Corridor to Family Room & Recreation Barn, door to Half Bath
Half Bath: (8’x8’) rubber flooring, single vanity, door to Furnace Room (8’x6’)

SECOND FLOOR: Post & Beam construction

Master Bedroom: (15’x12’) red oak floor vaulted ceiling, western views,
Master Bath/Walk-In Closet: Red oak floor, subway tile shower, custom built wooden single vanity, soaking tub, towel warmer, exposed beams, custom built-in closet shelving
Bedroom: (13’x9’) carpet, double closet, vaulted ceiling
Full Bath: Oak floor, single vanity, shower, off Hall
Bedroom: (15’x13’) carpet, double closet, vaulted ceiling
Full Bath: Oak floor, pedestal sink, tub/shower
Bedroom: (14’x10’) carpet, double closet, vaulted ceiling


(42’x7’) year built: 2013, architect Wes Wyrick, two-steps down from Living Room, forced hot air & central a/c, recessed lighting

Half Bath: American ash floor (native to property), pedestal sink
Game Hall: American ash floor (native to property), chair rail wainscoting on walls, built-in cabinetry
Family Room: (16’x12’) American ash floor (native to property), elongated stone Fireplace with built-in wood storage (flue closure at top of the chimney for temperature efficiency), western views, surround sound, insulated drapes inset into the ceiling
Wet Bar: Tile floor, marble countertop, ice machine, sink, mini-fridge, custom-built cabinetry, leads to two Barn doors that access the Recreation Barn


Post & Beam construction, accessed through Workshop, Driveway, or Main Home Corridor  


Front Foyer: (32’x12’) ceramic tile floor with radiant heat, wine chiller, mini fridge, stairs to Upper Level, door to Sportsman Closets & Workshop
Full Bath: Ceramic tile floor with radiant heat, subway tile shower, marble vanity, towel warmer
Western Hall: (40’x7’) ceramic tile floor with radiant heat, French doors to Patio & Pool/Spa, opens to Squash Court
Regulation International Squash Court: Soft ball, glass doors overlooking expansive western views, viewing area above
Recreation Lounge: (31’x12’) ceramic tile floor with radiant heat, woodstove, wood panel walls, door to Work Shop, French door to covered Portico to Studio Building & Veranda with Outdoor Fireplace
Work Shop: (46’x22’) concrete floor, Nashua woodstove, propane heat, insulated, two sliding Barn Doors to the paved driveway, door to Recreation Lounge, door to Sportsman’s Closets
Sportsman’s Closets: Concrete floor, digital lock entry, two separate storage rooms (12’x6’ and 12’x9’) with built-in shelving and closet space, opens to Workshop and Recreation Barn Foyer


Viewing Balcony: (24’x7’) carpet, overlooks Squash Court, western views over front fields, opens to Children’s Bunk Room & Play Area
Children’s Bunk Room: (16’x11’) & Play Area (15’x12’): carpet, three built-in twin beds with storage loft above,
Theatre: (48’x22’) carpet, 13-ft. ceiling, 7-speaker surround sound system, projection screen, propane heating stove, pine panel walls and ceiling, ladder to Olympic Wobble Trap


Covered Dining Patio: (24’x13’) flamed granite patio, western views, accessed from the Western hall of Recreation Barn, abuts Gunite Hot Tub
Expansive Open-Air Patio: flamed gunite with stone wall enclosure, connects Main Home, Studio Building, & Recreation Barn
Heated Gunite Infinity Pool
Wisteria Covered Pergola with Argentine Grill: (30’x27’) flamed granite patio, off the western door of Studio Building and abutting pool, stonewall, surround sound
Covered Portico: Connects Recreation Barn & Studio Building, partitions Pool Patio and Grass Veranda
Grass Veranda with outdoor Stone Fireplace  


Post & Beam construction, built 2013, metal roof


Northlight (Brooklyn, NY) glass wall with inlaid entry door from Portico

Great Room: (33’x32’) limed white oak floor, 29-ft. ceiling, spiral staircase to storage balcony with metal banister, exposed beams, built-in shelving, storage drawers, and counter space, door with exterior Barn door storm to western patio, porcelain wash sink at top of stairs to the lower level


Great Room: (40’x33’) concrete floor, wine chiller, temperature-controlled storage, multiple closets
Half Bath: concrete floor, pedestal sink


From Kitchen: One-car attached with electric Carriage Door (18x15) with Office Area in the back (15’x8’)
From Recreation Barn: Workshop space with car storage and attached entry


Oak frame, Franklin wood stove, sleeping loft upstairs, views of Haystack Mountain


3-Bay Garage with concrete floor: 1,440 sq.ft. with workshop

Utility Barn

3 bays


Heated, Gunite Infinity Pool with dramatic views
Gunite Hot tub with dramatic views
Regulation International Squash Court (soft ball)
Expansive Southwestern Views

Property Details

Location: 34 Burton Lane, North Canaan, CT 06018
Land Size: 217.43 acres
Book/Page: 86/926
Zoning: Residential
Easements: refer to deed
Year Built: 2000 & 2013
Square Footage: 3,579 Main Home, 1276 Studio
Total Rooms: 11      BRs: 4      BAs: 5 Full, 2 Half
Foundation: Concrete/stone/slab
Laundry Location: Off front Foyer
Number of Fireplaces or Woodstoves: 4
Floors: Wood, carpet, tile
Windows: Mixed
Exterior: Wood clapboard on house, semi-rough sawn vertical board on Recreation Barn & Studio
Driveway: Paved & Gravel
Roof: Cedar shake on house & Recreation Barn, standing seam metal on Studio
Heat: 2013 propane hot air furnace, original oil hot water furnace (forced hot air, hot water, radiant)
Air-Conditioning: Mixed (central air in portion and split units)
Hot water: Off furnace
Plumbing: Mixed
Sewer: Septic
Water: Well
Electric: 400 amps
Cable/Satellite Dish: Frontier
Generator: Auto-testing
Appliances: Frigidaire stackable washer & dryer, Subzero Refrigerator, Bosch Dishwasher, Viking 6-Burner Oven Range, two freezer chests, two wine chillers, two mini-fridge units
Mil rate: North Canaan $27.5      Date: 2017
Taxes: $24,467      Date: 2018
Taxes change; please verify current taxes.
Listing Agent: Elyse Harney & Elyse Harney Morris
Listing Type: Exclusive

Address: 34 Burton Lane, North Canaan, CT 06018