A 1902 Tudor surrounded by Sound
Published 12:45 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nestled between Long Island Sound and a Five Mile River estuary, the 7,800-square foot Tudor offers panoramic water views from nearly every room in the home.
Built in 1902, the home features the indelible charm of an American Tudor with steep gable roofs, tall and narrow casement style windows and the kind of timbering you might see in a children’s storybook.
Though it was built more than 100 years ago, the home has been continuously updated since 2004 with a new wood roof, copper gutters and renovated bathrooms.
Inside, the home features a coastal-Mediterranean design with tall European-style windows, 10-foot ceilings and plenty of craftsman touches.
A coastal-inspired living room features a coffered ceiling coated with a sky blue mirroring the home’s idyllic setting.
An oversized wood-burning fireplace features a black marble surround with a heavily detailed mantle.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 8 Butler’s Island Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 7,809
YEAR BUILT: 1902
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Expansive terraces, private beach , mooring, stonewalls, flowering trees, home gym, mudroom, Five Mile River
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary School, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.01
Just off the living room is a sitting room that directly faces the Sound. It is lined with a beachy seagrass carpet and offers access to two separate terraces.
An oversized formal dining room is wrapped in three-quarter height board and batten paneling showcasing the craftsmanship.
A spacious eat-in kitchen offers dual water views of the beach and Five Mile River. With granite counters, a commercial grade Garland six-burner range and griddle and Subzero fridge, the turn-of-the-century home offers plenty of turnkey appeal. The kitchen includes a center butcher-block island, industrial-style pendant lights and rubbed brass hardware.
Just off the kitchen is a cavernous family room with soaring ceilings two story windows and four sets of French doors opening to yet another terrace. A large wood-burning fireplace adds a touch of warmth to the large space.
The second floor opens to a sitting room with a white marble fireplace.
Just off the landing is a sunny exercise room, a welcome change from the traditional basement gym.
The second floor includes one en suite guest bedroom and two additional guest bedrooms sharing a nautically inspired bath with a skylight.
A master suite features a sitting area and a large picture window offering unobstructed views of the Sound. The Carrara en suite bath features a dual vanity, claw foot tub and steam shower.
The third floor offers additional space for guests with two bedrooms, a full bath and a playroom area with built-ins.
A lower level includes the mudroom with access to two garages, a mudroom and a wine cellar.