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On the market: Uniquely designed

Updated 11:36 am, Friday, April 4, 2014

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  • The 1950 Colonial at 40 Hamilton Lane in Darien has undergone several renovations, with unique New York-style touches. It is on the market for $1,765,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    The 1950 Colonial at 40 Hamilton Lane in Darien has undergone several renovations, with unique New York-style touches. It is on the market for $1,765,000. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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About this house
ADDRESS: 40 Hamilton Lane, Darien
PRICE: $1,765,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1950
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,176
ACRES: 1.6
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
BEDROOMS: 5
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Atrium, two-car attached garage, patio, Liebherr three-piece refrigerator, skylights, Franklin wood-burning stove, soapstone countertops,
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
ASSESSMENT: $1,322,720
TAXES: $17,420
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Nestled at the end of one Darien's most desirable cul-de-sacs, the uniquely designed home at 40 Hamilton Lane adds little touches of New York throughout.

The sophisticated charmer is a modern, mid-century home on the preserved neighborhood street, minutes from downtown, the Darien train station and Cherry Lawn Park.

Built in 1950 as a one-floor ranch, the home has undergone several renovations, including the master suite in 2008 and the kitchen in 2012, to create a truly unique rendition of a Colonial.

The double-story entryway features a floating staircase with a Shaker-esque design, providing an architectural detail that is interesting to the house.

The first-floor master suite features French doors leading out to a bluestone terrace, custom closets and a window bench.

Separated by a bed wall, the master features an attached sitting room that could lend itself as additional living space or a nursery, as the remaining three bedrooms are located upstairs.

The master bathroom features a marble step-in shower, dual sinks and Waterworks fixtures.

"There's a lot of New York in here," Robert Munro, a real estate agent with Halstead Property, said. "You'd see this type of stuff in a penthouse suite in New York."

The kitchen features a 4.5-by-4.5-foot island with a Dacor five burner gas range and a popup Broan vent. Other focal points are the 48-inch three-piece Liebherr refrigerator with a built-in wine cooler and the custom Knight cabinetry made in Vermont.

Three sleek pendant lights hang over the island adding a touch of sophistication to the functional space.

With soapstone countertops and a staggered glass mosaic backsplash, the homeowners left out no detail in their design.

Off the kitchen is a multi-functional room that could be used as an additional bedroom or in-law suite as it has its own bath and separate entrance.

The dining room features mullioned windows and the home's original slate floors, which stand out from the natural oak wood flooring throughout the house.

Through the dining room is the family's great room with cathedral ceilings, exposed wooden beams, a Franklin wood-burning stove, floor-to-ceiling paneling and custom built-ins.

Upstairs there is creative space that could be used for an office or playroom. Down the hall there are two bedrooms, featuring new hardwood floors, that share a full bathroom plus a second master suite.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Becky Munro of Halstead Property at 203-656-6511 or bmunro@halstead.com

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.