Situated at the far north of town on a quaint road, the Colonial at 40 Sheridan Drive in New Canaan, which was picked by Architectural Digest magazine as a 2013 "inspiring makeover," is enveloped in quiet.

In front of it is a good-sized flat, well-manicured front lawn, and behind it a large flat backyard. There's a slate patio in the back made for enjoying the enviable location.

Up the wide path to the front entrance there's a small covered porch with a door that connects to the two-bay attached garage. It's an inviting front edifice.

While there's a low-key, almost old-fashioned quality to the outside -- a typical 1965 Colonial -- the front area feels updated and fresh.

To the left is a dining area with a wonderful flowered globe fixture on the chandelier. The dark oak floor is a terrific match to the wallpaper and bright white paint job.

To the right is a wide open living room with a long bay window opposite a fireplace. There's tract lighting and a wall of built-in bookshelves that is split by an opening into a much larger sunken living room.

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About this house
ADDRESS: 40 Sheridan Drive, New Canaan
PRICE: $1,995,000
STYLE: Colonial
ACRES: 2.04
FEATURES: Generator, lawn sprinkler, shed, terrace, wine cooler
SCHOOLS: East Elementary School, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School
ASSESSMENT: $813,820
TAXES: $11,874

This space is unique, insofar as two full walls of built-in window seats extend throughout, blending perfectly with the stretch of low sash windows that surround the room and give 270 degrees worth of view outside.

There's a back door here out to a small garden area.

The room is carpeted, and at one time might have served as a porch.

From here leads into a combined kitchen-living room area that's huge. Immediately on the left is a distinctive stone fireplace.

To the right is the eat-in breakfast area near French doors that exit to the patio between two bay windows. Another grand light fixture adorns this space.

The angled island in the kitchen has an attractive wood top, while the long lengths of the counter surrounding the area are black and pink polished stone.

The six-burner Viking stove and its accompanying vent area are navy blue, matching the side paint of the island.

There's a built-in wine cooler and a refrigerator not noticed at first because it's so finely and cleverly covered by a faux cabinet door.

Another entrance leads down a hall to the garage, featuring an oddly placed bathroom with a shower. Another half bath is off the kitchen.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, three of which share a bathroom in the hall. The master has its own bathroom, which, while small by today's standards, is bright, clean and handsomely crafted. The bedroom itself features two walk-in closets.

There's more space in the basement, which has a finished playroom and lots of storage space.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Kelly DeFrancesco of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-966-3555 or

Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.