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On the market: Spectacular views

Published 11:14 am, Friday, April 11, 2014

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  • Placed on three acres of back-country oasis, the Colonial at 722 Hollow Tree Ridge Road in Darien is surrounded by meadowlands in a park-like setting in the Five Mile River area. It is on the market for  $2,495,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    Placed on three acres of back-country oasis, the Colonial at 722 Hollow Tree Ridge Road in Darien is surrounded by meadowlands in a park-like setting in the Five Mile River area. It is on the market for $2,495,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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About this house
ADDRESS: 722 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien
PRICE: $2,495,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1964
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,800
ACRES: 3.71
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Terrace, Thermador Freedom cooktop, Sub Zero refrigerator, three fireplaces, skylights,
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
ASSESSMENT: $1,546,860
TAXES: $28,211
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Perfectly placed on three rolling acres of back-country oasis, the private Colonial at 722 Hollow Tree Ridge Road in Darien enjoys lush meadowlands in a tranquil park-like setting.

Situated in the Five Mile River area, the home boasts impeccably manicured landscaping and its own private inlet.

Designed to maximize the sought-after views of Darien's back country, the home is abundant in windows, providing a light-filled interior.

The home is approached by a long private driveway leading to 4,800 square feet of dream living.

Outside, there is a generous stone patio offering ample entertaining space that is made private by the forest that lines the perimeter of the property.

Inside, the home features a front-to-back entry flanked by an elegant formal dining room and formal living room with a marble fireplace and French doors leading out to the bluestone terrace.

A beautiful sun-drenched garden room is steps down from the living room, offering outdoor views on three sides.

With light pouring in from the front and back, the bright and airy kitchen features a cathedral ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, exposed white wooden beams and granite countertops. A sunny corner with built-in window provides a comfortable everyday eating area.

A Thermador Freedom magnetized induction cooktop, Sub Zero refrigerator, double wall oven and built-in wine cooler make the kitchen as luxurious as it is family-friendly.

Opening to a great room with Palladium windows, the space offers desirable open-concept living. There is a laundry and mudroom off the great room and access to the two-car garage.

A den with a built-in office area and wood-burning fireplace off the kitchen provide a comfortable work area.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms looking out on the backyard. The rooms feature chair rail and crown molding that share a bathroom with custom paneling.

There are two additional guest bedrooms on this level. The step-up master suite features a high ceiling Palladium windows providing panoramic views of the home's spectacular countryside.

An oversized walk-through closet leads into the master bath, which includes a marble vanity with double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub positioned perfectly in underneath more Palladian windows and a step-in shower.

The carpeted lower level is complete with a playroom, study center and gym that includes its own full bath, ideal for showering right after a workout.

"It really is the best value in this location. The home is a rare find," Halstead Property real estate agent Eileen Hanford said.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Eileen Hanford of Halstead Property at 203-655-1418 or email her at Eileen@eileenhanford.com.

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.