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On the market: Rich in details

Published 10:49 am, Friday, June 6, 2014

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  • Rich in architectural details, the Queen Ann Victorian at 46 Noroton Ave. in Darien is in a convenient location with an easy commute to town, nearby schools, trains, parks and shops. It is on the market $1,945,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    Rich in architectural details, the Queen Ann Victorian at 46 Noroton Ave. in Darien is in a convenient location with an easy commute to town, nearby schools, trains, parks and shops. It is on the market $1,945,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 46 Noroton Ave., Darien
PRICE: $1,945,000
STYLE: Victorian
YEAR BUILT: 1906
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,380
ACRES: 0.69
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
FEATURES: Porch, terrace, perennial gardens, pool
SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
ASSESSMENT: $932,540
TAXES: $12,282

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Rich in architectural details, the Queen Ann Victorian at 46 Noroton Ave. in Darien is as beautiful inside as it is out.

With mature beech trees and privet hedges ribboning the property, the home is nestled in a profesionally landscaped garden retreat.

The house also is an easy commute to town, nearby schools, trains, parks and shops.

"It's really been well maintained and well loved by its many owners throughout the years," said Julie Bauer, a real estate agent with Halstead Property. "And it's centrally located. I call it city living because it's so close to the beaches and the schools and the parks and I think that's really appealing to people to be centrally located."

A grand porch wraps around the front of the home, offering a perfect spot for an afternoon tea or outdoor dinner party.

The sunny formal living room features beautiful original windows and hardware, a fireplace with columns, and decorative tiling.

The formal dining room features chair rail and dentil molding and two built-ins, offering plenty of storage or display space.

The renovated kitchen includes an attached wainscoted breakfast area with window bench seating as well as an office and laundry room.

The kitchen features a Viking refrigerator, Dynasty four-burner range and Carrara marble island with an under-mount sink. Classic butcher block counters with a wainscot back splash and glass door cabinetry are in keeping with the period of the home and add special details to the cheerful kitchen.

A first-floor powder room features a step-in shower with blue tiling and a pedestal sink.

The comfortable family room is conveniently located off the kitchen and includes a built-in computer or homework station.

French doors provide access to the deck and meticulously landscaped gardens lush in perennials and shrubbery. The pool area is surrounded by a bluestone terrace and a detached garage includes a quiet office area.

The second level of the home features a stained-glass window in the stairway, original hardwood flooring and four charming bedrooms. The first of three guest bedrooms features a lovely window wrapped turret, a beautiful architectural detail found in the Victorian home. A second bedroom features a window bench framed by built-in shelving with a scalloped-edge detail and a third carpeted bedroom features three walls of windows allowing plenty of sunlight. A full hall bath features custom wainscoting and claw-foot bathtub with brass fixtures.

The master bedroom, just above the porch, features a rounded turret, which offers a light-filled sitting area. A fully renovated master bath features a custom vanity and step-in shower.

The third floor includes a cozy reading nook at the landing with built-in shelving and a window seat. A fifth bedroom with painted wide plank floors includes a full bath with a step-in shower and claw-foot bathtub.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Julie Bauer of Halstead Property at 203-656-6575 or jbauer@halstead.com.

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.