The home on 265 Dans Highway in New Canaan was only built in 1986, but it took design inspiration from a 1920s-era architect. According to information provided by William Pitt Sotheby\u2019s International, the owner of the brick manor home \u201cenvisioned a David Adler-style renovation from the first time she saw it.\u201d Adler was a 20th century residential architect who was trained in England and designed over 45 homes in a grand, Classical style, according to a documentary on the architect. At least 12 of Adler\u2019s homes are included on the National Register of Historic Places, the documentary profile notes, and his work is evocative of classic European nobility. To pull off the Adler-style renovation, the owner worked with Southport-based architecture firm, David Dumas Architect, to incorporate classic European design elements into the home\u2019s main rooms. The Adler-inspired design showed up in the French salon-style living room, according to details provided by Sotheby\u2019s, as well as the Mediterranean-style family room, an \u201cEnglish Regency Chinoiserie dining room\u201d and a classical Greek-style foyer. Listing agent Toni-Ann Vittoria told Sotheby\u2019s that \u201cmany of the architectural details were taken from the original architectural catalogs favored by Adler himself.\u201d After the renovation was completed, Sotheby\u2019s notes that the home and its seasonal holiday d\u00e9cor were featured in the December 2009 issue of \u201cConnecticut Cottages and Gardens\u201d magazine, in which it was described as \u201cGeorgian meets Art Deco meets David Adler.\u201d Thirteen years later, the Dans Highway home is on the market for $3.85 million. The seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom home spans 8,286 square feet and contains two office spaces, a kids\u2019 workspace and play area, a gym and a mirrored yoga\/dance studio, the listing notes. There\u2019s also an au-pair suite, two laundry rooms and a large primary suite with two closets and dressing rooms.\u00a0 The exterior of the home features a slate roof, copper gutters and and copper roofed dormers, the listing notes. Outside, there are just under 4.5 acres of land, and the entry to the property is lined with an \u201callee of London Plane trees,\u201d as well as circular gravel driveway. The backyard features a pool, a \u201clarge athletic field\u201d and an \u201can oversized, two-story barnlike shed\u201d that was designed for the property, the listing notes.\u00a0 While the Dans Highway home is listed for just under $4 million, national real estate brokerage Redfin reports that the median sale price in New Canaan\u2019s 06840 ZIP code is $1.65 million as of September 2022, up 2.8% from the same time last year. \u201cHot homes\u201d in the area, or homes expected to be among the most competitive on the market, tend to sell for about 9% above listing price, according to Redfin, and go pending in around 18 days. The 265 Dans Highway home is listed by William Pitt Sotheby\u2019s International Realty and is presented by Toni-Ann Vittoria (203-984-1507).