A charming mid-century cape on Wakeman Road offers one of the most desirable locations in town, particularly for young families.

From its annual block party complete with an outdoor movie screening to its Oktoberfest and visit from Santa on a fire truck at Christmas time, Wakeman Road offers countless neighborhood activities year-round.

Built in 1950, the cape maintains so much of its original charm from the set of French doors in the living room to the classic Heritage tile in the first-floor bath.

More than 2,100 square feet, the home includes three bedrooms, two baths and a fully renovated kitchen and family room.

Previous owners opened up the entry into a charming paneled sitting room with enough room for an upholstered bench or console table.

To the left of the entry is a cozy living room with antique French doors and a picture window overlooking the side of the property.

A tastefully designed family room featuring cathedral ceilings with exposed white-painted trusses is warmed by a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace.

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About this house

Type: Cape Cod

Address: 17 Wakeman Road

Price: $ 975,000

Square footage: 2,179

Acreage: 0.56

Year built: 1950

Number of rooms: 8

Bedrooms: 3

Full bath: 2

Half bath: 0

Notable features: Detached two-car garage, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, lower level with playroom and workshop, stone terrace, fieldstone fireplace

Schools: Tokeneke Elementary School, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

Assessment: $657,090

Tax rate: 15.01

Taxes: $10,086

The family room opens easily to a designer kitchen, separated only by a Carrara marble center island offering additional seating and plenty of prep space.

The kitchen, painted in a soft shade of gray, is outfitted with timeless materials like its butcher block counters, subway tile backsplash and Baldwin brass hardware.

State-of-the-art appliances include a Viking six-burner range with a Best by Broan custom hood and a Subzero refrigerator.

A Blanco under mount sink features a Danze pull-down faucet glass cabinetry to display serve and stemware.

French doors off the kitchen open to a small dining terrace surrounded by manicured perennial gardens.

The first floor also includes a guest bedroom with two closets that could easily lend itself as an office space.

An adjacent full bath features Heritage tile floors accented with a jade green that are original to the home. Previous owners updated the bath with a Carrara marble vanity and added plantation shutters offering both charm and privacy.

The second-floor master bedroom features a surprising amount of closet space for a cape with original built-in drawers, a built-in desk or vanity area and a cozy sitting nook.

A second guest bedroom with a large closet and small sitting room shares a full bath that features a deep soaking tub, two Kallista pedestal sinks and custom venetian plaster walls made with a hint of mica dust for iridescence.

The lower level of the home offers a finished space that could be a playroom or additional family room as well as a workshop and large laundry room.

For more information, contact Caroline Hanley of Halstead Property at 917-699-9713 or email chanley@halstead.com