The house at 182 Wahackme Road is an old-school Colonial with good updates set on a fair piece of property.

It's a wide-open house that breathes. And it's much more attractive and special once inside. From the time you enter on the short path up to a small Romanesque archway, there's a sense of space.

The entire house has been revamped from its 1942 construction. Inside, it has a new quality without falling into the trap of being too modern.

The wide, dark oak floors are a good choice. The ceilings are high. The broad windows give a sense of light and air.

To the left upon entry is a spacious living room with tract lighting and a fireplace. French doors lead out to a yard, with enough lawn to suit the house and the addition of surrounding private woods. A patio in the back is edged by a new stone wall.

Further left of the living room is an office with an octagonal window, a sink and wet bar area. Opposite this are another set of French doors. One wall of the room is a long window seat over built-in drawers.

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About this house
ADDRESS: 182 Wahackme Road, New Canaan
PRICE: $3,350,000
STYLE: Colonial
ACRES: 2.0
FEATURES: Wet bar, security system, bidet, terrace, lawn sprinkler, Murphy bed, two-car garage
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $1,868,930
TAXES: $27,260

Enjoy the unique lighting fixtures use throughout, as the sconces and chandelier in the dining room straight back on the south side of the house demonstrate. Here is a bright bay window, which brings in a lot of light and a woodsy view.

A somewhat off-beat bedroom is immediately to the right of the entrance, situated behind rolling doors that are covered with mirrors on each side. There is a bathroom in this room.

The kitchen is all-white marble and updated with beautiful cabinet work and more. The central island is, like other parts of the house, lit by a selection of fixtures.

From the kitchen is a sunken family room, off of which is a laundry area, with an expansive mudroom. The mudroom has a stone floor and lots of closet space.

Two sets of stairs lead up to a second floor, where the bedroom at the west side has French doors that lead out to its own balcony.

This room has built-in drawers and a window seat, along with a neat oval window.

There are two more bedrooms, and a great master bedroom suite on the east side. The symmetrical walk-in closet is packed with shoe shelves, drawers and a closet area times two. The main room also has closets and extra shoe racks.

The bathroom feels enormous with a vaulted ceiling, marble tub and shower, and more of the attractive design work seen throughout.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Mary Higgins of Halstead Property at 203-247-1625 or

Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.