1840-Built Brushy Ridge Road Home Sells for $2,175,000

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 and click on the ‘Sales’ tab. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

March 19

357 Jelliff Mill Road

$790,000
Charles Betz to Edward Steinborn 

401 Brushy Ridge Road

$2,175,000
Moya Saunders, trustee, to Conor McKenna

March 18

Old Stamford Road parcel as part of 570 Hoyt St. in Darien

$4,620
Joseph Baldizzi to Paul Roberts Derose

97 Old Kings Highway 

$650,000
Estate of Stephen J. Walsh Jr. to Sean Tower

60 Gower Road

$800,000
Laura Dolan to Cormac Rashada

March 17

86 South Ave.

Waveny LifeCare Network Buys Oenoke Ridge Property for $1.5 Million

One year after withdrawing its application to build a senior housing complex on Oenoke Ridge, Waveny LifeCare Network last week purchased a residential property there for $1.5 million. 

Waveny officials had said in the months leading up to applying in October 2019 to build a 70-unit residential retirement building that its purchase of the .88-acre property at 65 Oenoke Ridge was under contract pending approval for its project by the Planning & Zoning Commission. 

Ultimately, following several widely followed hearings before P&Z, the organization on March 18, 2020 withdrew its application, citing its focus on the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, Waveny purchased the parcel, which includes a 1929-built Colonial, from the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, tax records show. The acquisition “is purely a prudent business decision,” according to a press release issued by Waveny on Monday on behalf of the organization. “This parcel effectively ensures a contiguous connection of important real estate that protects and improves the sustainability of Waveny’s future,” it said. Russ Barksdale, Jr., Waveny’s president and CEO, said in the press release, “Exercising the purchase option now gives us time to evaluate all of our options through an inclusive process to which we remain committed.”

A letter dated Friday and attributed to Barksdale as well as Kathleen Corbet and Leo Karl III—chair and vice chair Waveny’s Board of Directors, respectively—says, in part, “Although there are no specific plans for the property at this time, exercising the purchase option gives Waveny time to evaluate all options.”

It adds, “As you may know, St.

New Construction Planned for Laurel Road

The New Canaan Building Department this month received an application for a new 8,550-square-foot home on Laurel Road. The six-bedroom house planned for 293 Laurel Road will include five full baths, two half-baths, three fireplaces, media, recreation, wine and exercise rooms, and a three-car garage, according to a building permit application filed March 11. It will cost about $985,000 to build, the application said. The contractor on the job is Jericho, N.Y.-based Woodcrest Homes LLC, the architect Dennis Peters Designs of Wilton. The 2.93-acre property was sold in February for $650,000, tax records show.

Summer Street Home Sells for $640,000

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 and click on the ‘Sales’ tab. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

March 11

48 Summer St. $640,000
Michael Discala, trustee, to Andrew McConnell

March 10

76 Oak St.

New Construction Planned for Pocconock Trail

Town officials on March 3 received an application to build a 3,800-square-foot home on a 2.1-acre property on Pocconock Trail. The single-family home planned for 15 Pocconock Trail will include three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one half-bath, according to a building permit application. 

It will include a three-car garage and no finished attic or basement, the application said. The house will include about $800,000 to build, it said. The contractor on the job is Weston-based Kaeser Development, the architect American Classic Architecture of New Canaan. According to the property’s field assessor card, the parcel includes a 1959-built ranch-style house.