A Victorian home on West Avenue, tastefully renovated and preserved over the last century, now offers both charm and plenty of space for buyers.

Built in 1885, the house has been renovated by previous owners while preserving original trim work and detailed moldings throughout.

For late-19th-century construction, the home features surprisingly high ceilings, oversized windows with hand-crafted rosette casings and elegant French doors with glass knob hardware.

While the baths and kitchen have been renovated to meet the needs of 2015, previous owners have preserved period details like the cast iron radiators, the family room's floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and the double-entry doors.

A covered porch opens into a charming vestibule welcoming visitors into the traditional foyer serving as a great spot for a couple of upholstered chairs or armoire for coat storage.

The foyer includes a pre-war powder room with a classic pedestal sink.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Victorian
ADDRESS: 224 West Ave.
PRICE: $1,325,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,640
ACREAGE: 0.32
YEAR BUILT: 1885
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 1
BEDROOMS: 9
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: terrace, two fireplaces, covered porch
SCHOOLS: Royle Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High schools
ASSESSMENT: $802,200
TAX RATE: 15.01 mills
TAXES: $12,041

The formal living room off the foyer is bathed in light from its four front-facing windows and an angled wood-burning fireplace with a marble surround.

The cozy family room is centered around an original floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.

The completely renovated eat-in kitchen is wrapped in storage on three sides with glass cabinetry for displaying serve ware. It features granite countertops, a front apron farmhouse sink and a five-burner Miele cooktop with matching hood.

The second floor of the home features four guest bedrooms including the master suite.

Flooded with light, the master suite looks over the front of the property through five oversized windows. A decorative fireplace adds character to the room and a completely renovated master bath offers a luxurious retreat. The wainscoted bath features his-and-hers vanities with chrome fixtures, a frameless glass step-in steam shower with a Carrara marble hex tile design and a deep soaking tub with a hand shower.

The bath also includes a walk-in dressing room with custom storage featuring interior transom windows.

Three guest bedrooms share a full hall bath with classic subway tiles and a limestone floor.

The third guest bedroom features an attached sleeping porch that has been enclosed with windows offering a great spot for a play nook or perhaps a small office.

A fully finished third area could lend itself as its own private suite with a large living area, carpeted bedroom and full bath with a sunken tub, pedestal sink and access to a second enclosed sleeping porch.

Though modest in size, the property features a custom terrace framed by a sitting wall with a built-in grill and fire pit surrounded by mature fruit trees.

"This wonderful sun drenched renovated home combines old world charm with the convenience of today's lifestyle. Soaring ceilings abound in every room. I particularly love the master bath, which has been renovated with luxurious finishes and creates a spa like feel," said Casey Lange, with Halstead Property. "Because you can walk to the train, this home provides a little bit of city in the suburbs."

For more information or to see the property, contact Casey Lange of Halstead Property at 203-656-6585 or email her at clange@halstead.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Victorian

ADDRESS: 224 West Ave.

PRICE: $1,325,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,640

ACREAGE: 0.32

YEAR BUILT: 1885

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 1

BEDROOMS: 9

FULL BATH: 3

HALF BATH: 1

NOTABLE FEATURES: terrace, two fireplaces, covered porch

SCHOOLS: Royle Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High schools

ASSESSMENT: $802,200

TAX RATE: 15.01 mills

TAXES: $12,041