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On the market: Atypical Colonial

Published 9:34 am, Friday, July 25, 2014

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  • The stone-faced English cottage-like entryway leads to 11 Blueberry Lane in Darien, built in 2008 and includes more than 5,000 square feet of living space. It is on the market for $2,695,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    The stone-faced English cottage-like entryway leads to 11 Blueberry Lane in Darien, built in 2008 and includes more than 5,000 square feet of living space. It is on the market for $2,695,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 11 Blueberry Lane, Darien
PRICE: $2,695,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 2008
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,436
ACRES: 1.73
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, bonus room, open-concept layout, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
ASSESSMENT: $2,156,000
TAXES: $28,395

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From its stone-faced English cottage-like entryway, elegant peaks and pretty arched windows, 11 Blueberry Lane in Darien doesn't look like the typical Colonial.

Built in 2008, the custom home spans more than 5,000 square feet of living space featuring high ceilings, tall windows and sleek hardwood throughout its 12 rooms.

A gracious two-story foyer is flanked by a formal living room on the left with a gas fireplace and a dining room on the right.

Large enough to accommodate eight to 10 people at a full-sized table, the dining room has an attached butler's pantry with a GE Monogram wine cooler and plenty of glass cabinetry for displaying stemware.

At the heart of the home is a large gourmet kitchen with an oversized Carrara marble center island with polished nickel pendant lighting overhead, a six-burner Wolf range and double Dacor wall ovens. Above the deep under-mount sink, a large window looks out onto the back of the property, secluded by shrubbery and mature trees. A sunny eat-in area provides access to a deck through sliding doors, and a built-in work area with plenty of shelving allows a convenient spot for homework or catching up on daily emails.

With a desirable open-concept layout, the kitchen flows seamlessly into the home's bright and spacious family room, which has a built-in entertainment center and a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround. A separate, cozy den off the kitchen is made private by French doors allowing a quiet spot for reading or watching TV. It features plenty of built-ins for books or collections and an arched window facing the front of the property.

Also off the kitchen is a mudroom, with four built-in cubbies for storing everyday items, which accesses the attached three-car garage.

The first floor includes an en suite bedroom with a full bath.

On the second floor, there are four additional en suite bedrooms plus a bonus room that easily could become a sixth bedroom if needed.

The master bedroom features a full wall of windows allowing plenty of light to pour in with a luxurious Carrara marble master bathroom, which has a double vanity with polished nickel faucets, step-in shower and sunken tub. There's also a large walk-in dressing room.

The second floor also has a laundry room and a second family room that could lend itself as a playroom or game room.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Nancy Dauk of Halstead Property at 203-858-1146 or ndauk@halstead.com.

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.