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On the market: Endless water views

Published 11:25 am, Friday, May 9, 2014

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  • The Colonial at 47 Pear Tree Point Road in Darien overlooks Noroton Harbor and affords features water views and a private slice of prime waterfront real estate. It is on the market for $3,950,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    The Colonial at 47 Pear Tree Point Road in Darien overlooks Noroton Harbor and affords features water views and a private slice of prime waterfront real estate. It is on the market for $3,950,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 47 Pear Tree Point Road, Darien
PRICE: $3,950,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1856
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,114
ACRES: 0.78
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 3
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Teak dock, greenhouse, boat house, English perennial gardens, stone terrace, heated pool,
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
ASSESSMENT: $2,157,050
TAXES: $28,408

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To have a house featured on this page, contact Patricia Hines at phines@bcnnew.com.
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Overlooking Noroton Harbor and, beyond, Long Island Sound, the perfectly placed Colonial at 47 Pear Tree Point Road in Darien features endless water views year-round.

Tucked into the shelter of the harbor and the lee of Long Neck Point, the property offers a private slice of prime waterfront real estate.

Unlike many waterfront properties, the home's manicured lawn offers a level grassy area for play.

With English perennial gardens lush in climbing roses, peonies and lavender surrounding the pool area, the property is awash in color during the summer months.

The Wagner pool recently was refinished with a pebble-tech finish and is surrounded by a stone terrace, and a newly constructed teak dock and a stone fire pit area sit on the harbor's edge.

The home is accompanied by a boat house with ample storage.

"This home is an enclave for anyone who loves outdoor living," said Carolyn Brook, a real estate agent with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty.

Designed to maximize the captivating views, the home is abundant in windows on both levels, allowing light to pour in during most hours of the day.

The formal vestibule leads into a sunny living room with an oversized picture window with a cozy window seat that overlooks the home's pool area. The room includes a wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to a four-season sun porch, with surrounding sliding doors providing outdoor access.

A comfortable family room features built-ins, a half bath and French doors leading to the stone terrace surrounding the pool area.

The bright and airy kitchen off the family room has a built-in eating area and custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry engineered by the German company SieMatic.

There are Dutch hand-painted tiles throughout made by Makkum, a Northern Holland-based company.

Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Gaggenau stove top and double wall oven.

A formal dining room off the kitchen includes a wood-burning fireplace and bay window overlooking the meticulously kept English gardens.

Upstairs, the home's original wide-plank floors and wrapped beam ceilings have been preserved, capturing the old-world charm from centuries past.

The first en suite guest bedroom features three skylights, with built-in blackout shades, and an en suite bathroom with a frameless glass step-in shower.

A second en suite bedroom shares a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with a double vanity and walk-in shower with bedrooms four and five.

The south- and west-facing master bedroom has a private balcony offering endless views of the pristine waterfront. The master bath has a European flair with geometric tiling. There is a step-in shower, walk-in closet and sunk-in tub with a window offering a beautiful vista of Long Island Sound.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Carolyn Brook of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-550-0821 or Carolyn@brookfamily.com.

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.