Gingerbread touches sweeten Victorian-style home
Updated 2:47 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
This Victorian-style home tucked on Fresh Meadows Lane offers private cul de sac living at the edge of town.
Built in the mid '90s, the five-bedroom house is one of five houses on Fresh Meadows Lane.
On the outside, the house features gingerbread touches, such as the filigree on the roof peaks and covered front porch, offering a nod to traditional Victorian style.
Inside, a large foyer opens into the sun-filled house, featuring nine-foot ceilings throughout with pretty interior transom windows above each door and atypical shaped rooms commonly found in Victorian-style homes.
The first floor formal living spaces include blond oak flooring and plenty of natural light.
A bright kitchen features white cabinetry and stainless appliances with an eat-in breakfast room with a contemporary drum pendant light.
Just off the kitchen is a family room with transom windows, recessed lighting and a wood-burning fireplace with a granite surround and detailed mantel.
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The first floor office, designed in a hexagonal shape, offers glimpses of the Noroton River and features a set of lower built-in shelves for storing books and collections.
On the second floor of the home, there are five bedrooms including a master suite with a Carrara marble master bath with a sunken spa tub, floor to ceiling Nantucket-style beadboard and his and hers vanities.
Two of the guest bedrooms include their own bath, while the remaining two share a full hall bath.
The rear stair opens to a large second-floor family room that could be used as a recreational space or playroom. The second floor also includes a second office space adjoining an en suite bedroom that would function nicely as a sitting room to create a private guest wing.
Though the home does not include a finished basement, the builder was resourceful in creating plenty of storage space throughout the home with an oversized three-car garage.
Outside the home, there are multiple terraces for al fresco entertaining in addition to a flat grassy area perfect for play.
"This is a lot of house for this price point in Darien," Patty Reis, a Realtor with Halstead Property said.
For more, contact Patty Reis of Halstead Property at 203-979-0150 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 7 Fresh Meadows Lane
PRICE: $ 1,545,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,619
YEAR BUILT: 1995
YEAR RENNOVATED: 1999
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: private cul de sac, covered front porch, attached three car garage, stone terrace, nine foot ceilings, rear stair,
TAX RATE: 15.01