Perched atop a knoll, the Colonial at 51 Brushy Hill Road is a well-loved family home on one of Darien's most desirable streets.
Boasting what the current homeowners claim is the "best sledding hill in town," the property is set high away from the road.
"Beautifully sited on 1.6 acres in one of Darien's most desirable areas where Halloween is a real neighborhood event," Halstead Property real estate Nancy Dauk said. "It's convenient to town, to schools, the train and shopping, yet it provides privacy and seclusion."
With yellow shingles and dark green shutters, the 1958 Colonial features a cheerful exterior and rooms that are filled with warmth and light no matter the time of day. Inside, the formal living room has a wood-burning fireplace and opens to a step-down sun porch.
Bathed in light, the sunroom features three walls of windows and a cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams. Sliding doors open to a blue stone patio screened by shade gardens and mature trees.
A cozy dining room has crown molding and a chair rail and opens into an eat-in kitchen. Loaded with storage, the kitchen has abundant pantry cabinets and a sunny breakfast room.
A rear half-stairway off the kitchen leads up to a large family room. The room is enhanced by a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and drenched with light through its picture windows and skylights.
With a full bath, the family room easily could lend itself as an in-law suite as it is accessed through a private stairway just off the mudroom and garage.
The second floor has three bedrooms that share a hall bath with bead board and plantation shutters and a pedestal sink. The master suite includes a full bath offering views of the property's meticulous landscaping.
A large flagstone terrace, home to countless dinners al fresco, is a great spot for dining outside in warmer months. Under the shade of old trees, the terrace is framed by perennial gardens lush in salvia and hydrangea plants, daisies and lilies. The house is decorated with window boxes spilling over with flowers and foliage.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Nancy Dauk of Halstead Property at 203-655-1418 or email@example.com.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.