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Property of the Week: 59 Garrett Road, Canton

A 10-room colonial in Canton can be your own private oasis, indoors and outdoors. This stunning 6,392-square-foot, four-bedroom home also boasts a bonus room, a library and a finished lower level.

Built in 2005 and priced at $1.2 million, this custom-built David Stoner & Co. home in the Hoffman Farm neighborhood has been immaculately maintained. It is accented with high-end finishes including wainscoting, millwork, recessed lighting, tray and coffered ceilings, built-in shelving, solid oak flooring, ceramic tile, two fireplaces and a gourmet kitchen.


Located at 59 Garrett Road near the West Simsbury town line, this sprawling 2-plus acre property offers fantastic mountain views. The backyard retreat has a heated and saltwater in-ground pool with a hot tub and a waterfall.

“This is a vacation home,” says Caitlyn Cleary of William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty of Avon. “People are looking for that staycation. This is the perfect property for that.”


The open space floor plan provides an easy flow from room to room and allows for seamless entertaining throughout the main level. The interior displays perfection the second you walk through the front door into the two-story foyer. A formal living room on the left and a dining room on the right frame the two-story foyer. The dining room is stylish with a tray ceiling, oversize trim, wainscoting and triple windows that allow lots of natural light to shine in. The cozy living room features a coffered ceiling and a gas fireplace encased by marble.

Set in the quiet corner of the home is a handsome library, study or office, the perfect space for working or conducting business. Glass doors, built-in shelving, storage, an elegant chandelier and two walls of windows enhance the room.

The spacious chef’s eat-in kitchen, the heart of the home, overlooks the pool. It is adorned with warm cherry cabinets, spaces for displaying dishes and glassware, crown molding, granite counters, double wall ovens, a tile backsplash, upscale appliances, a beverage cooler, a wet bar, a pantry and an exhaust hood. The island, accented in white cabinets with pullout drawers, offers additional storage and seating. Enjoy your morning coffee in the oversize breakfast nook and take in views of the outdoors.

The kitchen opens to the family room, highlighted by a wood-burning fireplace and a custom mantel. French doors lead to a terraced bluestone patio. A separate mudroom area with hooks on the wall gives you a spot to take off your coats and jackets. Two half bathrooms are also located on the main level.

The grand staircase to the second level has a landing and overlooks the first floor from the top. The 21-by-16 primary suite with a walk-in closet is plenty big to create a seating area. Relax in the all-tile spa bath with a jetted tub, a seamless shower and double sinks. The additional three bedrooms are generous in size; one offers its own en suite and two bedrooms share a full bathroom. Also on this level is a bonus room, which can be used as a fifth bedroom or turned into a playroom, an office, a media room or an exercise space. A laundry room with cabinets rounds out the upstairs.

With more than 1,000 square feet, the finished walkout lower level affords overflow entertaining space. In the kitchen is a wet bar, two beverage coolers, an icemaker, a microwave and a tile backsplash. There is also a custom-built counter with four taps built in. The roomy space includes a combination living-and-dining room area. Unique millwork shapes the ceiling. A separate room can be converted into a bedroom.

“It is fantastic space,” Cleary says of the lower level.

Enjoy daybreak listening to the tranquil sounds of nature from your two-tier bluestone patio. You will love summer by the heated, saltwater Gunite pool with its own hot tub and luxurious waterfall. Or, light the propane Tiki torches around the pool and host evening get-togethers. The grounds also boast a large cabana with a ceiling fan.


“The home’s owners love hosting parties and pool parties,” Cleary says. “It is a fun, entertaining spot.”

The secluded and heavily wooded backyard with hiking trails close by has been professionally landscaped. An underground sprinkler system allows for easy upkeep of the yard.

The home has hot air fueled by oil for heat and central air conditioning for cooling. It is serviced by a septic system and a private well. Other amenities include a generator, a central home audio system, thermopane windows, ridge vents and a Lutron lighting system with its own panel for programming, inside and outside. The heated three-car garage has a hot water tap and an acrylic floor inside. The asphalt shingle roof is new.

A long driveway from the road opens to the home, which is situated in the middle of the property. A bluestone front walkway extends from the driveway to the front door.

According to Cleary, this home offers many features that today’s buyers are looking for -- an office, an open-concept floor plan, several bedrooms, a finished space in the lower level, a pool and a private backyard.

Individual showings of the home are underway. For property details, drone views, a short video of the property and photos inside and outside during daytime and nighttime hours, visit


“The owners have enjoyed living in this house and in this neighborhood,” Cleary adds.

Karen A. Avitabile is a freelance writer based in Plantsville.

59 Garrett Road, Canton

Built: 2005

Price: $1.2 million

Style: Colonial


Rooms: 10

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Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 4 full, 2 half

Square footage: 6,392 (includes 1,050 square feet in finished lower level)

Acreage: 2.37

Mill rate: 33.22


Best feature: Private and spacious outdoor space for entertaining.

Contact: Diane Barry Team, (860) 614-1569,,; Caitlyn Cleary, (860) 798-1589,