Classic Darien cul-de-sac in desired neighborhood
This wondrous 1956 Colonial in the heart of Darien hits the trifecta.
“The best feature of this house is the trifecta,” said listing agent Kelly Scallon of Halstead Connecticut. “The house is spacious; it’s close to town; and 1.25 acres is a lot for Darien. It is a flat lot. To get that kind of acreage, you usually have to go to north Darien.”
This grey home - which is 4,800 square feet and is a seven-minute drive to the popular Weed Beach - has had numerous updates and renovations. They include the kitchen, which was entirely gutted in 2014. That includes all new cabinetry, a huge 57-inch by 110-inch island, and new appliances. A second floor was added on in 2002.
The home has a main level, a second level and a huge attic for storage.
To the left of the spacious foyer on the main level is a living room with a brick fireplace. The living room, Scallon said, flows into the cozy dining room and out to the French doors where you will see one of two patios.
“The first patio is bluestone and is more formal.” Scallon said. “It creates a more formal entertaining area.”
The dining room, she said, is a “huge room with tons of sunlight and windows galore than brings in the outdoor light even on the rainiest of days.”
There is a pocket door that separates the dining room from the kitchen.
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The kitchen - which is the heart of the home - offers high-end appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and Wolf gas stove and double ovens. The huge soapstone island, Scallon said, “is perfect for all of your family entertaining or homework. I also love that the kitchen has lots of windows and is bright and sunny.”
The island, she said, can seat eight comfortably. There is also a lot of counterspace “enough to land a small plane,” Scallon said, only half-jokingly.
The kitchen is next to the open concept family room which has the home’s second fireplace.
That river stone fireplace, Scallon said, “reminds me of fireplaces you’d see at ski resorts.”
Address: 5 Stony Brook Road South, Darien
Price: $1.875 million
Features: Spacious foyer; two outdoor patios; backyard comes complete with stone walls.
Schools: Royle Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High School.
There is also another patio off the family room.
“This is the patio the family uses the most,” she said. “It is also where the gas grill resides. The grill is hooked up to the propane tank for the stove and makes grilling so easy.”
Still on the main level and down the hallway are three bedrooms, all 12 feet by 17 feet. They each have a nice-sized walk-in closet.
The second level has two bedrooms, including the 21-by-19 master suite, and the laundry.
The master, Scallon said, has his and her walk-in closets and offers plenty of space for a sitting room.
The crème colored bathroom has his and her vanities, a shower, bathtub and toilet.
The backyard is professionally landscaped and complete with stone walls which surround this idyllic property. And it all sits at the end of a coveted cul-de-sac.
Listing agent: Kelly Scallon, Halstead Connecticut; 646-552-9112, KScallon@Halstead.com