Author: Photographs by Peter Stuart

In nearby Norwalk is a cozy community called Village Creek, located on a peninsula that juts into Long Island Sound. While the circa-1949 planned community is just a 10-minute drive to the South Norwalk train station (and its 60-minute ride into Grand Central), Village Creek feels like—perhaps unsurprisingly, given its name—a waterfront village.

The listing of a New Canaan midcentury modern is always big news—and this one has the makings of a media darling. The home was built in 1956 by architect Willis Mills, who designed his then-modest dwelling to incorporate the steep and rocky terrain around it.