VUE New Canaan, the recently completed residential community is a mix of luxury condominiums and apartments nestled in the heart of downtown New Canaan, CT. VUE New Canaan is designed to be its own charming village of forty condominiums and fifty-nine rental units, in four buildings, located above temperate parking. “We wanted to create a very vibrant, dynamic community that welcomes people from all ages and demographics,” says Carroll. Residents are already enjoying the amenities that this forward-thinking team envisioned, prompting compliments that VUE New Canaan offers the rare mix of quaint, neighborly atmosphere with high-end, luxury services.
Strolling along on the brick walkways that wind through the property and tie the buildings together, one is drawn to the communal features that give this development its very inclusive atmosphere. “The property is 50% green space,” says Carroll. “Once on the grounds, you notice all the beautiful communal areas. Residents can barbeque, gather around a fire pit, walk their dog, and have a picnic. There are multiple gathering spaces, including the community terrace, the natural playscape with landscape mounds, and three outdoor roof decks.” The roof decks have large screen TVs, barbeques, lounge areas, and expansive views of New Canaan. With Bristow Bird Sanctuary and Mead Park located across the street, there are also many opportunities for outdoor recreation beyond the VUE. Whether you’re gathering with friends at the VUE’s Zen Garden with the bubbling fountain, taking in the sunset on one of the rooftop terraces, or lounging on the grass, there’s plenty to enjoy outside.
Located within walking distance of downtown, residents of the VUE New Canaan are both removed from the hub of city life, but close to everything in the picture-postcard setting of a New England town. “One of the main attractions of the VUE is its close-proximity to over twenty amazing restaurants, high-end grocery stores, boutique shopping and a wide array entertainment options, from yoga classes to community theater productions. For those missing the bustle of city life, the train station is a three-minute walk away with trains going hourly to Grand Central Station.”
Visitors that arrive at each of the residences discover a lobby with its own unique aesthetic. Although this distinction presented a higher level of design coordination, Karp Associates thought it was essential that residents could see that every building and every unit were not identical copies of the other. “The condo building has a beautifully designed lobby that mirrors design standards of any high-end hotel, including a concierge desk to serve all the homeowners. “VUE’s concierges will make reservations for residents, sign for packages, receive groceries, and dry cleaning, or call for an Uber. VUE New Canaan’s many amenities create an exceptional level of distinction,” said Carroll.
Everywhere you look are signs of carefully thought-out interior design and architectural elements that create a comfortable and modern living experience at the VUE. The architecture of the building lends itself to creating dynamic interior spaces, with square and octagonal turrets that are ideal for creating intimate gathering spaces. “Each floor plan is unique because of the architectural design, so you won’t be walking into your neighbor’s unit to experience the same aesthetic. A variety of floorplans and interior finishes create a sense of individuality for residents. This variation creates a sense of customization similar to the high-end residences Karp typically builds.”
Within each single level living unit, you will find modern lighting, large windows and seating areas for entertaining and relaxing within the open floorplan. The bathrooms feature barn-style frameless shower doors, and LED mirrors positioned over elegant countertops, with adjustable lighting. In the kitchen, the paneled appliances seamlessly blend to create a formal look within the open-living space. Natural stone countertops with full stone backsplashes and under cabinet lighting complete the elegant design scheme.
The smallest details that make the biggest difference, and it’s no surprise that Karp Associates has received more than 48 HOBI awards from the Home Builder’s Association of Connecticut, as well as an array of other national and regional awards.
As Robin reflects on the VUE New Canaan,
We wanted to create a simplified lifestyle for people, where they could make connections with others and feel safe, comfortable and happy. Robin Carroll
In their ideas and execution to meet this goal, while providing all the modern amenities and features that you would typically only see in a large city, Karp Associates has delivered on all fronts.