And it’s even prettier on the inside than outside.  This house is opposite the beautiful old red brick St. Aloysius Church and the lovely tudor they call “the Math House”. Sited back from the road, this house enjoys tranquility and peace not usually found in the downtown.

Many of us imagine ourselves one day downsizing from that big house in the country to the ease of condo living downtown in New Canaan where we can walk to the restaurants, shopping and the train.  But, most of the condos in New Canaan were built between 1968 and 1980 and so many of the condos in town lack the style and sophistication of some of the house we are leaving.

I think that is what makes this condo so special. This has all of the charm of a beautiful antique house, and the spacious gardens, but without the maintenance headaches of an older home.

Inside, note the arched doorways. Note the woodwork around the original French doors.

Note the U.S. Grant-style fireplace, the built-in bookcases and the wide-board floors.

All of these architectural details combine to give the feeling of refined elegance and hand-crafted detail not found in today’s condominiums.

Offered by John Engel and Susan Engel for $1.125 million. For more information and more photographs, please visit  

To arrange a showing call 203-247-5999 for Susan or 203-247-4700 for John.