On the market: Simple and pleasant
The Colonial at 165 Orchard in New Canaan is a simple house, and priced at what these days must be considered extremely affordable, given the market.
Not a small house, it's placed on a large lawn that's flat and usable. The back probably has too much space wasted on the driveway, but owing to the attached underground garage, it's necessary. But the back also has space, including some lawn, a shed and a deck.
Built in 1923, the house has quality that can be appreciated.
Entering directly into a family area with a fireplace, the walls and ceiling blend dark oak paneling and beams. The floor is pine.
To the right, stairs step up to a new addition, featuring a large living room with three walls of windows and tract lighting.
More InformationAbout this house
ADDRESS: 165 Orchard Drive, New Canaan
YEAR BUILT: 1923
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,344
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FULL BATHROOMS: 3
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Two-car attached garage, partially finished basement, walk-up attic, deck
SCHOOLS: South Elementary, Saxe Middle, New Canaan High
Back stairs lead to a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, sash windows and a fan suspended from a high ceiling. The private bath features handsome red floor tiles, separate bath and shower, and double sinks.
A short set of stairs leads out through a utility room, which has potential as an office. Then, at the top of the original stairs, is a small landing separating two bedrooms with separate bathrooms between them. There is more tract lighting and the floors are refinished pine.
The stairs lead back down to the main room, where a small bedroom is set immediately to the right. There's an attached half-bath.
On the other side of the main room is a long kitchen that ends with a bay window looking out into the yard. This corner has blue tiles, while the majority of the kitchen is done in polished granite. The kitchen is sizable, and has a pleasant layout that allows for practical use. There are many cabinets.
The partially furnished basement can be reached through the kitchen.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Lois Ann Krippene of Halstead Property at 203-536-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jarret Liotta is a freelance writer.