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Federal-style mansion in New Canaan on the market

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A candle closet and two-story library are just the beginning of what is found inside of one New Canaan home. (WFSB) A candle closet and two-story library are just the beginning of what is found inside of one New Canaan home. (WFSB)
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A candle closet and two-story library are just the beginning of what is found inside of one New Canaan home.

The mansion is a federal style masterpiece.

"You enter through a central core and off that are the formal rooms, the dining room and the living room,” said homeowner Mayling McCormick.

She and her husband named the home “Homewood” after a historic house with the same name in Maryland.

However, in the center of the home there is actually a European flair.

"We call this the family room. It's a very gracious, fancy family room - it's actually based on a library at Oxford,” McCormick said.

The family room has butternut wood imported from England that goes up to the second floor with an open balcony.

“This is our main living area - it's very cozy and it's nice when you open the front doors, you see straight out to the gardens and you'll notice this is very much an indoor outdoor house,” McCormick said.

Just like any other home, the kitchen is the heart of the home, but is just a little fancier.

"I call this my Georgio Armani kitchen because he's very clean, very streamlined,” McCormick said.

There's every amenity imaginable, most installed when the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home was renovated in 2013.

There is a china room near the formal dining room, all refurbished during the year-long overhaul of the 7,200 square foot home.

The basement was actually an old garage but now there is a wine cellar, large gym and a TV room.

Back upstairs there are two more sitting rooms, and one has something everyone needs.

“We made a candle cabinet. Look at that," McCormick said.

The master bedroom is on the main floor, flowing right into the “his and her” closets.

"There are two big bedrooms up here and more incredible storage,” McCormick said.

The home is on the market for $4.75 million.

The house is listed by Barbara Cleary's Realty Guild.

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