A rustic country retreat on Clapboard Hill Road offers plenty of charm minutes from town.

Faced in a blend of stone and charcoal gray vertical board, the Colonial is reminiscent of a French country cottage.

Inside, the first floor features antique wide-plank hardwood floors, a floating wood staircase and natural light.

As the heart of the home, a dramatic greatroom features a vaulted two-story ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows. Exposed hand-hewn beams have been whitewashed to add rustic charm, while the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace brings warmth into the space.

A cozy dining area with a crystal chandelier opens into the recently renovated kitchen.

The charming country kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances and terra cotta tiling. The kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space in addition to a large center island and a built-in desk area.

The sunny breakfast room features greenhouse-style windows, and opens to a sunroom. The sunroom is wrapped in a white-washed barn board and features two walls of windows that frame the property's private wooded 2.1 acres.

More Information

TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 19 Clapboard Hill Road
PRICE: $1,369,000
FEATURES: sunroom, deck, bluestone terrace, 2.1 acres, great room
SCHOOLS: East Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $943,180
TAXES: $14,657

A first-floor study features wood paneling with a wall of built-ins for plenty of storage. The room could also be used as a guest bedroom with its own full bath.

The second floor of the home includes two guest bedrooms that share a full bath with a dual vanity and skylight.

A private master features a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and French doors leading to a Juliet balcony.

The master bath features beadboard, a dual vanity with polished nickel hardware and skylights offering natural light.

A fully finished lower level could be used as a family room with cherrywood floors, an antique built-in bar and deep pantry closet that previous owners used as a kitchenette.

A full bath features an antique Lillian August wood vanity with dual sinks and a step-in slate shower.

With access to a large bluestone terrace through French doors, the lower level offers an easy flow for entertaining al fresco during warmer months.

The lower level also includes a newly carpeted exercise room and plenty of storage space.

For more information or to see the property, contact Mary Higgins of Halstead at 203-966-7800 or email her at mhiggins@halstead.com.