The location of the renovated Colonial at 45 Southwood Drive in New Canaan offers a short walk to South School, and the private circle is made for family living.

The house is deceptively large.

It's a unique Colonial composed with a symmetrical facade. There's a covered porch centered at the entrance, the right side being the attached two-car garage and the left the bulk of the living space.

The property has had a great deal of landscaping work done to it.

The backyard is small, but cozy and private, featuring a central dogwood tree, a raised terrace and surrounding spruce and hemlock trees.

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About this house
ADDRESS: 45 Southwood Drive, New Canaan
PRICE: $1,670,000
STYLE: Colonial
ACRES: 0.31
FEATURES: Generator, two-car attached garage, patio, security system, finished basement, pull-down attic
SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $1,017,380
TAXES: $15,488

The house is cozy inside, and owing to a unique layout, feels spacious and distinct.

The entrance comes in to the left of the room, with one bedroom en suite straight ahead.

But to the right of the entrance is a wide open living room, split by a staircase, with a hall to the left.

Just off this hall is a den or office space, with built-in shelves, a closet and a window seat.

The living room to the right features dentil molding and a large picture window, which looks out to the street in front.

Off this is a good-sized dining room with a bay window.

Farther back to the right is another den-like room with built-ins that run from the floor to the ceiling, along with a fireplace and a pleasant section of small-paned windows that look out to the back.

The kitchen is at the back of the house and has an eat-in section, with a curved wall of windows and door to the back patio.

The kitchen area also is open and light.

The countertops are a grey-green marble, while the wood cabinets combine glass and metal fixtures.

The finished basement has lots of room, including a separate bedroom, bathroom and recreation area.

The master bedroom is large and inviting, with tract lighting and a ceiling fan.

There is a lot of space, and it provides the opportunity to create dimensions and spaces within space.

The bathroom has a eagle-claw tub, as well as a glassed-in shower. There is a separate sitting room, and the walk-in closet is large.

There are two other bedrooms upstairs with ceiling fans and a bathroom in the hallway in between them.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Denise Gannalo of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-981-7927 or

Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.