A classic New England Colonial in one of Darien's most sought-after neighborhoods is a home to be treasured.

The well-designed floor plan, cared-for living spaces and park-like setting make the 5,000-square-foot house a solid match for anyone searching for a family home.

Previously home to a well-known New Canaan builder, the property was expanded and renovated in 2001 to include six bedrooms, five and a half baths and sophisticated shared living spaces.

A foyer wrapped in trellis-style wallpaper and featuring a crystal light fixture sets the moden-chic tone for the home's design.

Off the foyer is a quiet office space painted in robin's-egg blue.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 25 Driftway Lane
PRICE: $2,975,000
YEAR BUILT: 1954
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,086
ACREAGE: 1.2 acres
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
BEDROOMS: 6
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: screened-in porch, French doors, stone terrace, 1-acre flat lot, three-car attached garage, heated sports closet, finished basement.
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High schools
ASSESSMENT: $1,657,810
TAX RATE: 15.01 mills
TAXES: $24,884

A formal living room features a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-ins, offering a space for displaying photographs and collections.

The living room offers plenty of natural light and French doors leading to a screened-in porch to be enjoyed during warmer months.

A formal dining room features classic paneling and wood-burning fireplace that has been painted in pewter gray to create a modern take on a traditional space.

The dining room features a pretty crystal chandelier and French doors accessing a stone terrace.

A large custom kitchen features granite counters, plenty of soft gray-painted cabinetry with polished nickel hardware and recessed lighting to create a contemporary look.

Appliances include a six-burner Thermador range, double Thermador wall oven and Subzero refrigerator.

The kitchen opens into a sunny breakfast and family room with a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-ins and French doors accessing the expansive, flat backyard, which is well suited for play.

A hidden office nook off the family room is wrapped in seafoam-hued grass-cloth wallpaper and features a built-in desk with cabinetry.

Off the kitchen is a mudroom with built-in cubbies for storing everyday items, and a laundry room with a laundry chute.

The three-car attached garage features a heated closet for storing sports equipment.

A loft-style second-floor playroom just off the kitchen features a vaulted ceiling with skylights and custom cabinetry for organizing craft supplies, toys or office materials.

The second floor includes a master suite and five additional guest bedrooms sharing four baths.

The master suite features a vaulted ceiling and French doors accessing a private covered balcony. The room has a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in dressers and a large walk-in closet. Its bathroom features a recessed sunken tub, frameless glass step-in shower and dual vanity.

A fully finished lower level features a carpeted family room as well as a home gym area with its own full bath.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Holly Hawes at 203-656-6521 or email her at hhawes@halstead.com of Halstead Property.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 25 Driftway Lane

PRICE: $2,975,000

YEAR BUILT: 1954

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,086

ACREAGE: 1.2 acres

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12

BEDROOMS: 6

FULL BATH: 5

HALF BATH: 1

NOTABLE FEATURES: screened-in porch, French doors, stone terrace, 1-acre flat lot, three-car attached garage, heated sports closet, finished basement.

SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High schools

ASSESSMENT: $1,657,810

TAX RATE: 15.01 mills

TAXES: $24,884