Privacy with a touch of whimsy
Updated 2:40 pm, Monday, August 10, 2015
A sun-filled contemporary tucked on nearly one acre of property on Five Mile River Road in Darien offers an easy floor plan and plenty of personality.
The house is at the end of a private drive shared with only a handful of properties.
The 3,400-square-foot home is filled with touches of retro and whimsy throughout its two levels of space from the funky Edison-bulb-style light fixtures to the Studio 54 archway in the gallery.
Inside a covered entry, a midcentury modern-style foyer laid with a hexagon-patterned tile leads up to main living spaces on the first floor.
A light-filled kitchen features pale gray cabinets with stainless appliances and a breakfast bar bathed in light from the oversized skylight and two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Just off the kitchen is a formal dining room space open to both the family and living rooms on either side.
The formal living room features a whitewashed brick fireplace, bow window and cozy recessed window bench perfect for afternoon reading.
A small powder room includes midnight blue walls, a brass faucet and custom industrial sconce.
ADDRESS: 18 Five Mile River Road, Darien
YEAR BUILT: 1954
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,449
ACREAGE: 0.87 acres
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FULL BATH: 2
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Deck, playroom, one fireplace, two car attached-garage
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
Sliding doors open to a bi-level Nantucket-style deck with enough space for a dining table and chairs just off the living room.
Undoubtedly the heart of the home, the sunken gallery-style family room features a brick-paver floor with a two-story wood-paneled ceiling with track lighting.
Double-height windows with an added transom add plenty of natural light and a second-floor hallway overlooks the space like a balcony creating an open and airy design.
A carpeted playroom just off the family room offers a convenient place for play with lacquered black wainscoting and chalkboard wall.
The second floor houses three guest bedrooms, each with a unique style choice from a black-painted ceiling to a grass-cloth covered recessed desk area.
The three guest bedrooms share a full hall bath with a Paris gray wainscoting and tumbled stone tile and tub.
A carpeted master is afforded plenty of natural light from its five windows and includes a full en suite with a step-in shower.
For more information or to see the property please contact Amanda Davenport of Halstead Property at 404-803-0989 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.