Built more than a century ago, the renovated and expanded carriage house at 17 Edgehill Drive in Darien has kept its unique character and design, while meeting modern needs.
Though one of the smallest homes in the Tokeneke section of town on .22 of an acre, the house is full of both character and history.
A light-filled sun porch facing southeast features a bead-board ceiling, stone tile floors and three walls of windows offering partial water views.
French doors open into the home's great room, which boasts a 22-foot ceiling with hand-hewn exposed wooden beams. The room soaks in light through its 15-foot cathedral windows.
There is hardwood flooring and a wood-burning fireplace with a wood mantel and slate hearth, creating a comfortable seating area. A breakfast bar is tucked behind folding doors making the room a great space for entertaining.
Large enough to be a combined living and dining room, the great room is truly the heart of the home.
The sunny first-floor carpeted master suite includes two large walk-in cedar closets and a wall of windows offering views of the natural landscaping.
The adjacent master bath has a step-in shower, double vanity and custom tiling in keeping with the era of the home.
The updated kitchen features plenty of cabinet and counter space.
There is direct access to the oversized garage from the kitchen as well as a laundry area.
A cozy carpeted family room features large windows and opens to the kitchen with its polished wood breakfast bar.
A delightful second bedroom downstairs has a full bath and a private entrance to a stone patio.
Sliding doors provide access to the stone patio with steps leading to an additional sitting area that offers bucolic water views of Butler's Island and Long Island Sound inlet.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Bruce Baker of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-912-7061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.