It’s as if the four-bedroom colonial at 411 Thayer Pond Road in Wilton presides over the land on which it resides.

The current owners are the Urbain family, who purchased the property in 1991. They’d lived in Wilton previously, but were relocating from sunny Sarasoata, Florida at the time.

“I tried to look for a house with a lot of light inside, big windows, open spaces, with fans on the ceiling like I Florida,” the matriarch, Bernadette Urbain, recalled. “We immediately got sponsors, so we could join The Lake Club close by on Thayer Pond Road, and that was a great find. … We also liked the fact that it was a private lane.”

The property is currently listed for sale at $1.135 million with Kathy Schmitt of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

The 4,390-square-foot home sits high up on the 2.88-acre parcel, in a “great, safe neighborhood on a peaceful cul-de-sac,” Urbain’s son, Andrew, said.

“It is super-convenient to both Wilton and New Canaan [town] centers. If we go out to dinner, shopping, or to the movies, we get to multiply our choices. Norwalk, Westport and Ridgefield are also so convenient. Hopping down to The Lake Club takes about three minutes,” he added. “It is a secret about this area most people don’t know.”

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Address: 411 Thayer Pond Road, Wilton

Price: $1.135 million

Number of Rooms: 10

Features: This 4,390-square-foot home has been recently remodeled and updated. Its interior rooms include a dramatic great room, family room, formal dining room, home office, mudroom and eat-in kitchen with breakfast room. There are four bedrooms, including a newly updated master suite, and five baths in total (four full, one partial). A finished lower level with a kitchenette walks out to the lawn, and an expansive deck is located at the rear of the home. The lot spans 2.88 acres and is close to both Wilton and New Canaan town centers.

Schools: Miller-Driscoll Elementary, Middlebrook Middle, Wilton High School

Inside the front door, steps lead both up and down. Four steps down bring guests to the foyer, while a curved staircase ascends up to the second level.

One of the many inviting spaces among the interiors is the great room, with double-height ceilings and big spans of windows, including Palladian windows at the crest. A fireplace sits at one end of the space, and a second-level balcony looks out and over the room. A more casual family room also has a fireplace — this one, made of brick — buttressed by built-in shelving and cabinetry. There’s also a formal dining room on the main level, as well as a more intimate space with built-in shelving, workstation and window seat, which makes for a nice home office or den.

Many of the rooms have been freshly painted in pale or neutral colors, to create an aesthetic that’s light, comfortable and peaceful, Urbain noted.

The sellers have recently made some other significant improvements to the home. Three years ago, they reimagined the master suite. Within the past two years, two of the home’s five bathrooms were remodeled. The family room was also redone, and the wall-to-wall carpeting was removed so the hardwood floors could be refinished to a shine. Even the driveway has been upgraded, from gravel to a paved surface that’s much easier to maintain during the inclement months.

“Finally, we decided to open up the kitchen by removing the separation wall between the breakfast room and the kitchen,” Urbain added.

The kitchen is professional chef-worthy. It’s bright and beautiful, with lots of task and cabinet space. A center island anchors the room and offers up seating for four, in addition to room for the dining table in the breakfast area. An electric cooktop is built into the design, making it easy for home cook’s to tend to simmering pots while being part of the conversation and activity around the kitchen. It’s equipped with high-end appliances in stainless and black finishes, that meld well with the neutral, grayscale color palette.

The floor plan affords four bedrooms, including the remodeled master suite.

The lower level walks out to the lawn, and offers bonus space that could be used for recreation space, media room or as a playroom. It was a smart space to build a secondary kitchen while the primary kitchen was undergoing renovation; plus, the lower level has a full bath of its own.

Off the rear of the home, an expansive deck is poised for the summer ahead, with plenty of room for grilling, spending time with the family or entertaining company.

“We just finished a complete replacement of the HVAC and water systems for the house, so the new homeowner will have peace of mind,” Andrew Urbain noted.

Listing Agent: Kathy Schmitt, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty; (203) 438-9531, ext. 333 office; (203) 952-4996 cell;