New Construction Planned for Brinckerhoff Avenue

The town last week received an application to build a 3,210-square-foot house at the corner of Brinckerhoff Avenue and Route 106. 

The new four-bedroom home at 8 Brinckerhoff Ave., formerly 48 Bank St., will include a master bedroom and bath, according to the application, filed March 24 by a limited liability company whose principal is a New Canaan man, according to Connecticut Secretary of the State records. It will cost about $480,000 to build, the application said. The contractor on the job is New Canaan-based Sillo Construction LLC, and the architect is Steven Lecher of New Canaan, it said. According to tax records, 8 Brinckerhoff Ave. includes .2 acres, while an adjoining property at 46 Bank St., purchased one year ago by the same LLC, includes .21 acres.

Owner of 210-Year-Old Seminary Street Home Applies for Demolition Permit

The town on March 19 received an application to demolish a 210-year-old structure on Seminary Street. The 1,446-square-foot multifamily home at 70 Seminary St. dates to 1810, according to an assessor field card on file at Town Hall. Notices of intention to demolish antique structures often draw objections from preservationists seeking to find a way for property owners to incorporate the old buildings into development plans. As of Friday, no formal letter objecting to the demolition had been filed with New Canaan’s town building official.

Historic Park Street Home To Be Converted into Museum 

The town last week received a building permit application for an estimated $750,000 renovation that would convert a historic Park Street home into a museum. The application filed March 16 relates to the Greek Revival-style home at 63 Park St. that once was owned by Maxwell Perkins, the great Scribners editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and (the original) Tom Wolfe. “Convert existing single family dwelling with at home office into a museum with exhibit space, meeting space and offices,” said an application filed on behalf of the property’s owner, a limited liability company whose managing principal is listed in state records as a Manhattan man. He bought the 1836-built house in November 2018 for about $2.5 million.

New Construction Planned for Gower Road

The town on March 12 received an application to build a 3,900-square-foot house on a .32-acre Gower Road parcel. 

The new house at 57 Gower Road will include four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half-baths and an attached two-car garage, according to the application. 

It will cost about $650,000 to build, the application said. The contractor/architect on the job is Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Karl Nelson LLC. Nelson is the principal of the ownership company, state records show. The property had been purchased for $705,000 in August and a demolition permit was issued the next month for a 1,688-square-foot ranch-style house on the lot. 

Valley Lane Colonial Sells for $2,350,000

The following property transfers were recorded recently in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

March 18

2 Valley Lane

$2,350,000
Jeffrey Gould to Stacy Wilson

March 16

97 Southwood Drive

$889,000
Donald Hudson to Erica Devolpi

March 13

81 Cross Ridge Road

$4,995,000
81 Cross Ridge Road Trust to Zhen Refuge LLC

March 12

104 Heritage Hill Road, Unit D

$270,000
Lynn Durkin to Svitlana Fiorito