The homeowner recalled purchasing the property at 14 Nutmeg Lane in Wilton back in the summer of 2012. It was the land that immediately compelled the acquisition. He described it as secluded and flat, with its own private pond on the property and another five acres of wetlands behind it. The lot measures in at a breathy, but manageable 3.39 acres.

“Nutmeg Lane is a small, quiet, private cul-de-sac lane with only seven homes on it,” the owner said. “The neighborhood has an annual block party consisting of the three adjacent private streets. [It is a] very close-knit group of streets, lanes, inside a close-knit town.”

The 1974 colonial home suited them just fine, too. The floor plan comprises 5,590 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms, five full baths and two partial baths. A porch sits prominently across the front of the home. It’s the perfect setting for rocking chairs, to be enjoyed at any time of the day or night.

There are hardwood floors throughout the home, and plenty of other examples of special architectural features, like the transom window above the front door and an open floor with rooms defined by columned archways.

The main level comprises a foyer, a formal dining room, a living room with a fireplace, a breakfast room and a sitting room — both, just off the eat-in kitchen.

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Address: 14 Nutmeg Lane, Wilton

Price: $1.34 million

Number of Rooms: 12

Features: Located on 3.39 acres with a private pond, this 5,590-square-foot colonial has five bedrooms, five full baths and two partial bathrooms. The floor plan also includes a foyer, formal dining room, formal living room and gourmet kitchen with a sitting room and breakfast room off the space. In addition to a prominent front porch, there’s a stone terrace off the rear of the home.

Schools: Miller-Driscoll, Cider-Mill, Middlebrook, Wilton High

The kitchen has a bright, fresh décor with a center island, white cabinetry and a farmhouse sink set before a wide span of windows overlooking the grounds.

The second level is were two of the seller’s favorite spaces are found — the master suite and a huge family room.

During their tenure as homeowners here, the sellers made a number of improvements to the property. The house got a new roof, a new boiler, water tank and central heating and air-conditioning systems. They painted both the exterior and interior spaces. Appliances have been updated and a new terrace was constructed out back. It offers plenty of space for a grill, dining furniture and casual seating.

All of these improvements will certainly be appreciated by the next residents, for the homeowners have listed the property for sale with Realtor Kim Luppino of Realty Seven in Wilton. The asking price is $1.34 million.

“The land has trails around the pond and through the woods, for walking, hiking or ATVing,” the seller suggested. “Fishing on the dock, boating and swimming in the pond is great fun with the kids.”

The house and grounds have served the family well, for daily life and special occasions. They’ve hosted a number of special events over the years, including a Thanksgiving holiday for 25 guests. They held a party here to celebrate the high school’s homecoming events. And when the seasons changed to winter, there was nighttime pond hockey.

The homeowner had high praise for the local public school system, which he said afforded his children “one of the best educations available in Connecticut.” It did the same for him. He’s a proud Wilton High School alumnus.

Listing Agent: Kim Luppino, Realty Seven, Inc.; (203) 762-5548 office; (203) 526-8062 cell; luppino@realtyseven.com