By modern standards, the Cape Cod at 93 Adams Lane is a pleasant, sensible suburban find in the top-notch commuter town of New Canaan. While it appears small from the street, the house is sizable, and is made even better by being balanced on a generous, flat 2-acre lot on a beautiful, quiet street.

Basement included, this house is more than 5,500 square feet, but deceives the eye on the approach up a long driveway and across a wide expanse of front lawn.

The entryway is unremarkable, but immediately to the left is a big den that features an entire wall of windows on one side and a big fireplace with an intricately hand-carved cherry wood mantelpiece on the other. The room has handsome wood floors, as well as a built-in bar and bookshelves.

A stylish door with frosted glass leads into the eat-in kitchen, which is ample is size. It features a row of windows looking out upon the back. The floor consists of large red ceramic tiles, circling a granite top island in the center. There is a handy walk-in pantry, as well as an enormous refrigerator and other updates.

French doors lead out onto a big screened-in porch, which has a ceiling fan and grand view of the back property. This room also connects with a dining room with another great view out the back, as well as some stylish light fixtures.

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The dining room circles back to a large living room, with more window view of the brick patio in back and a continuation of the oak hardwood floors. There is also a large fireplace.

The master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet and wall mirrors, along with a ceiling fan. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, as well as a skylight and an unusual exit to the back patio.

There are another three bedrooms in the roomy upstairs, making five in total. However, there are many opportunities to make other uses of some of these rooms as well, including an upstairs office or downstairs playroom or nursery.

The basement is extensive and partially finished, with one enormous playroom on the east side of the house with a walk-out exit to the yard.

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ADDRESS: 93 Adams Lane, New Canaan
PRICE: $1,595,000
STYLE: Cape Cod
ACRES: 2.01
FEATURES: Generator, sprinkler, terrace, whirlpool tub, wet bar, ceiling fans, security system, two-car garage
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $1,209,000
TAXES: $17,023

And the yard itself is lush and lovely. With woods framing the far back, most of the property is composed of flat, usable lawn. Great care has been taken to make the landscaping pleasant, and the quiet privacy that this place affords makes it a solid find both inside and out.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Kendall Sneddon of Halstead Property at 203-219-3769 or

Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.