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On the market: Private estate a 10-minute walk from town

Published 11:34 am, Friday, April 5, 2013

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  • The stately 18-room Colonial has four finished levels and sits on nearly 3.5 acres. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    The stately 18-room Colonial has four finished levels and sits on nearly 3.5 acres. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 28 Darbrook Road
PRICE: $4,695,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 18
AMENITIES: beach rights, private setting set well back from the road, minutes to downtown Westport and Saugatuck train station, walking distance to Town Farm Ball Complex, 3.49-acre level gated property, two home theaters, industrial gas generator, state-of-the-art electronics, six fireplaces, in-ground heated swimming pool, pool house, steam sauna in master suite, security system, interior and exterior audio system, butler's pantry, breakfast room, exterior lighting, arts and crafts room, exterior sprinkler system, covered porch, bluestone patios and walkways, new hot water heater, stone pillar entrance, professional landscaping, specimen plantings, more than 125 mature trees, central vacuum system
OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, four-car attached under house heated garage with vinyl-tiled flooring, hydro air oil heating system full finished walk-out basement, circular driveway, hardwood floors throughout most of house, central air conditioning, mudroom with a slate floor, cedar shingle roof, laundry room, septic system, city water
SCHOOL: Saugatuck Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: $2,525,500
TAX RATE: 17.91 mills
TAXES: $45,231
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A stone-pillared, gated entrance at 28 Darbrook Road provides access to an exceptional estate that has a wealth of privacy while it is only minutes away from downtown. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the Colonial house was built in 2004.

This house has enough of its own amenities, but another attractions is its proximity to several community commercial and recreational resources. Local retail stores and the Westport Country Playhouse are only a half mile or 10-minute walk from the house.

It is within walking distance to the Town Farm Ball Complex on Compo Road North.

The large athletic area features four all-weather asphalt tennis courts, three fenced Little League baseball fields, and one fenced Little League softball field and is open sunrise to sunset. Also an easy walk from the house is Winslow Park, which has walking trails, a bike path, picnic area, gardens, and off-leash dog area.

The house has four finished levels. The 10,461 square feet of living space includes an exercise room, not one but two home theaters, balconies, six fireplaces, a cherry wood-paneled office or library with extensive built-in bookshelves, front-to-back reception hall, a master bedroom suite with a three direction-exposure sitting room and a banquet-sized dining room with a tray ceiling. The formal living room has a coffered ceiling and a gas-fired fireplace with a limestone surround. The cherry office has a coffered ceiling and marble fireplace.

The two-story entrance foyer has custom paneling, oak flooring in a herringbone pattern with walnut inlay.

A spacious family room has a wet bar, wine refrigerator, and gas-fueled fieldstone fireplace. Pocket doors separate it from the living room. The family room adjoins the gourmet kitchen, which features granite counters and a backsplash, large center island with an additional prep sink, walk-in pantry and a custom desk area. Appliances include a six-burner Wolf range top and double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Asko dishwashers, which come in handy for entertaining, and a built-in Miele coffee center. The butler's pantry has a granite counter and a wine cooler.

On the second floor, the master bedroom suite features a limestone fireplace, his and hers dressing rooms and walk-in closets, vaulted tray ceiling, and a romantic covered balcony with mahogany decking that looks upon the park-like property. The sitting room has its own limestone fireplace. Although there is a separate laundry room, the master suite also has its own stackable washer and dryer.

The bath has a limestone radiant heat floor with rug-like areas created from patterned stone work, an over-sized steam shower with a bench, and a claw-foot whirlpool tub.

Four additional bedrooms on the second floor are all en suite and have their own walk-in closets. There is also a large playroom.

The cavernous lower level has a billiard or play room with a stone fireplace, bar, one of the home theaters -- this one with stadium seating, a large gym or exercise room with a rubberized floor, and arts and crafts room, a bedroom, full bath, and a space that could be converted into a wine cellar. From the playroom there is a door to a patio and slate stairs that lead to the backyard. The second home theater is on the finished third floor, which also has a large storage room, full bath and walk-in closet.

Outside, the pool house has a half bath and there is an outdoor shower. The pool has a spa and "play platform" staircase for children.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house call Sue Lieberman of Riverside Realty at 203-203-858-9411 (cell) or email her at suelieberman@yahoo.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 28 Darbrook Road

PRICE: $4,695,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 18

AMENITIES: beach rights, private setting set well back from the road, minutes to downtown Westport and Saugatuck train station, walking distance to Town Farm Ball Complex, 3.49-acre level gated property, two home theaters, industrial gas generator, state-of-the-art electronics, six fireplaces, in-ground heated swimming pool, pool house, steam sauna in master suite, security system, interior and exterior audio system, butler's pantry, breakfast room, exterior lighting, arts and crafts room, exterior sprinkler system, covered porch, bluestone patios and walkways, new hot water heater, stone pillar entrance, professional landscaping, specimen plantings, more than 125 mature trees, central vacuum system

OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, four-car attached under house heated garage with vinyl-tiled flooring, hydro air oil heating system full finished walk-out basement, circular driveway, hardwood floors throughout most of house, central air conditioning, mudroom with a slate floor, cedar shingle roof, laundry room, septic system, city water

SCHOOL: Saugatuck Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $2,525,500

TAX RATE: 17.91 mills

TAXES: $45,231