Anything on Old Studio Road in New Canaan is worth seeing, as this quiet circular road is within walking distance to town and comprises a pleasant neighborhood that's centrally located. So 52 Old Studio Road, a large dwelling with a private driveway, is in a particularly good spot.

As Colonials go, this is a good example of handsome grandeur and modern amenities. It's a luxurious 1997 house that's been well cared for.

The pillared front entrance has a small balcony above it, with a pair of French doors that exit from the upstairs hall. The inside entrance includes a high ceiling, glass chandelier and marble floor tiling, as well as a set of stairs zigzagging up to the next story.

This is a five-bedroom house with more than 5,000 square feet of living space above the ground, and more in the basement. There are four full bathrooms and two half baths, and 13 rooms overall.

The kitchen is big and has a Wolf Range and oven, along with a Subzero freezer. An adjacent breakfast area includes ample lights, and the adjoining family room has a vaulted ceiling and two doors that lead out to the terrace and pergola.

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The backyard is bright and comprised of flat, usable space -- and lots of it.

Nearby, an office has plenty of built-in shelves and cabinets of cherry wood, along with its own bathroom.

The living room has hardwood floors and a gas fireplace with a marble mantel.

Upstairs, the master bedroom also has a gas fireplace, as well as large walk-in closets and a big, stylish bathroom featuring double sinks, tub and lots of space. All five bedrooms are upstairs, and each is cozy and well-suited. One back bedroom features a fun, tiny adjoining door that leads into an in-law suite.

There is also a walk-up attic, which is unfinished and offers a significant amount of storage.

The basement has been redone into a kind of clubhouse, and features a room that combines a 750-bottle wine cellar with a decorated wine-tasting area, as well as a wet bar. There's an Italian tile floor and lots of space for entertaining.

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ADDRESS: 52 Old Studio Road, New Canaan
PRICE: $1,799,000
STYLE: Colonial
ACRES: 1.66
FEATURES: Wine cellar and wine-tasting room, terrace, balcony, pergola, wet bar, three-car garage, security system
SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
ASSESSMENT: $1,351,140
TAXES: $19,024

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Robbie Blosio of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-249-7164 or

Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.