NEW CANAAN — The colonial house at 559 Cheese Spring Road sits on a wide swath of lush green lawn surrounded by a thicket of trees. The quiet location can be enjoyed from several relaxing venues in the 4,348-square-foot house and on its two-acre level property.

Take in the peaceful setting from the raised wood deck, the slate terrace, and inside from the good-size sunroom, all of which look over the attractive backyard. At one end of that yard there is a fire pit. Beyond this property there are other recreational venues to take advantage of. The house is close to the Wild Duck Road Open Space in neighboring Wilton, and The Lake Club, which straddles New Canaan and Wilton. The municipal open space has hiking trails and the private membership club has 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, paddle tennis, swimming, diving, water polo, boating, and recreational and intra-club competitive teams.

The renovated house was built in 1967 and the current family has made many improvements over the last 16 years. The highlights of the two-page list of improvements include replacement of the semi-circular driveway lined in Belgium block, new generator hook-up, a new 30-year roof installed in 2011, and an upgrade of the electrical service. Bathrooms were updated, the kitchen was completely remodeled, windows were replaced, and the hardwood floors on the main level were refinished. More recently the exterior of the house was painted including the shutters and the window trim, which includes head casings with dentil molding.

Turn into the ample driveway and drive to the back of the house where the attached two-car garage is found. From the driveway a bluestone path leads to the covered front porch. The multi-paned door flanked by sidelights opens into the foyer, which has paneling on the lower walls. To the right the formal living room has a fireplace and built-in bookshelves on the wall that has a wide entryway into the large sunroom. The entryway is framed with elegant millwork including flush columns. The sunroom has a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, two skylights, and sliding doors to the wood deck.

The formal dining room, on the other side of the foyer, has paneling on the lower walls and chair railing. There are two café-style doors with beveled glass panes that access the eat-in kitchen. A third such door leads from the living room into the kitchen, which has a long counter, glass-front cabinets, white ceramic subway tile backsplash, an appliance garage, a breakfast bar, and Wolf four-burner range with a grill. The eat-in section has sliding doors to the deck.

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In the spacious family room there is a fireplace and a built-in desk area with drawers and bookshelves. The half bath between the kitchen and family room has bead board on the lower walls and a laundry closet.

Upstairs, there are five bedrooms; the large master and one other bedroom are en suite. The master features two walk-in closets with organizers and a deep tray ceiling. The master bath has a two-story vaulted ceiling, a long double vanity, honey comb tile floor, shower with a built-in bench and white ceramic subway tile backsplash, and a soaking tub.

On the finished lower level there is a flexible use space that can be used as a game or play room with a media room area. There are built-in shelves and cabinets on one side of the room and a wet bar with a beverage refrigerator on the other. French doors lead to a patio area under the deck. This level also has an exercise room and a full bath.

There will be an Open House on Sunday (Feb. 11), 1 pm - 3 pm.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 559 Cheese Spring Road

PRICE: $1,395,000

ROOMS: 9

FEATURES: 2.01-acre level property, wood deck, bluestone terrace, wet bar, two fireplaces, fire pit, porch, exercise area, thermal windows, well water, attached two-car under house garage, stone wall, semi-circular driveway, full finished walk-out lower level, pull-down attic stairs, proximity to New Canaan and Wilton centers, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High School

ASSESSMENT: $955,080

MILL RATE: 16.669 mills

TAXES: $15,921

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Melissa Jones of Houlihan Lawrence at 203-801-8059 or mjones@houlihanlawrence.com.