The 1993 Colonial at 438 Country Club Road in New Canaan is large, rambling and convenient to town.
It makes eager use of its lot by offering a spacious driveway that circles around some centered birch trees. There's an attached two-car garage, and the front along the road is lined with forsythia bushes and trees. The back is separated with a white picket fence and garden archway.
There are two entrances. The first leads in by the garage to the kitchen area. It's a great space to start, as the sunken living area ahead is incredibly cozy, with its fireplace and lots of built-in shelves in the surrounding area. It also has twin sash windows that look down the hill in the back, giving a great sense of a view.
To the left, two sets of French doors open onto a long patio, half covered by an overhang, circled by a stone wall that separates a beautiful and substantial parcel of hillside yard. The patio also is viewable through a curving wall of sash windows from the dining room, which features dentil molding, French doors and two sets of sconces.
The main hall is dominated by an arching, open staircase. Left of this, more French doors lead to a smaller formal living room with additional open access and a fireplace. The ceilings are high and the floor is dark oak.
The landing at the top of the stairs is spacious. To the left, the master bedroom feels large, aided by many big windows, one of which offers a sitting area. The bathroom has a separate shower and spa tub with soaking capabilities.
ADDRESS: 438 Country Club Road, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1993
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,566
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Two-car attached garage, patio, security system, in-ground pool, landscaped gardens
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
Down the hall there's a bathroom to serve to the two nearby bedrooms. There's an adjacent laundry room with a sink. Another bedroom is farther down the hall, en suite.
A separating door down the hall leads into another spot on the north side, which has a whole desk area on the wide open landing of a second staircase. Below the vaulted ceiling, a long built-in desk offers a pleasant view out over the driveway, looking east.
Along with one smaller bedroom at the north end of the house is another grand bedroom with a high ceiling and ceiling fan, and its own bathroom with a glassed-in shower and an attached shower seat.
The stairs lead back down to the kitchen, with its bright veneer from the walls of glass doors that surround it. The room is centered around a large island, which is a cherry wood construction with space for seating and eating, as well as a built-in five burner gas stove. There's tract lighting here as well, along with about a million drawers.
The partially finished basement has a lot of room and gobs of storage.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Susan McClellan Valk of Halstead Property at 203-979-0999 or email@example.com.
Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.