On the market: Timeless appeal
Published 11:01 am, Friday, June 20, 2014
On the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac and on a prestigious street, the traditional center-hall Colonial at 450 Mansfield Ave. in Darien offers more than 5,200 square feet of timeless appeal.
Built in 2004, the six-bedroom home blends old-world details, like crown molding and walnut inlays, with new construction.
A classic two-story foyer, with paneling and a sweeping staircase, is flanked by a formal dining room on the left and a formal living room, which features a gas fireplace with a hand-carved mantel and granite hearth, on the right.
Through French doors, the living room opens to a cozy family room featuring a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace.
With an easy floor plan, the home is perfect for entertaining large crowds in its well-proportioned rooms and seamless flow.
The family room opens into a large gourmet kitchen, which features a tumbled marble backsplash, bronze pendant lighting and glass cabinetry.
Kitchen appliances include a six-burner Bosch range, double Bosch wall oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator. An oversized granite island includes built-in shelving perfect for storing recipes and cookbooks; a large pantry is just off the kitchen, providing endless storage. The sunny breakfast area includes French doors with transom windows leading to a stone patio with knee-wall surround and built-in fire pit.
More InformationABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 450 Mansfield Ave., Darien
YEAR BUILT: 2004
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,287
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
FULL BATHROOMS: 5
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Terrace, fire pit, detached shed, walk-out basement, three-car garage, stone wall, three fireplaces
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
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A swing door leads to the formal dining room, which has a vaulted ceiling with uplighting and traditional paneling.
Upstairs there are five bedrooms in addition to the master, as well as a desirable second-floor laundry room.
One bedroom is en suite and features plantation shutters and a Carrara marble vanity.
Two other bedrooms share a full hall bath with a double vanity, and the other two bedrooms also share a Jack-and-Jill bath with two separate Carrara marble vanities and a step-in shower.
A master suite has a fireplace with a marble hearth, crown molding and recessed lighting as well as his-and-hers walk-in closets allowing for plenty of storage.
The large master bath features a double vanity with brass fixtures and wall sconces, a sunken Jacuzzi and step-in shower.
A fully finished lower level, spanning almost the entire width of the home, has wainscoting, a full bath and recessed lighting. With plenty of space to meet the needs of the new owners, the lower level could lend itself as an office, game room or second family room.
Outside, a detached shed could be used as a play house or potting shed.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Jill Brannigan of Halstead Property at 203-656-6598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.