Real Estate: A classic 5-room colonial
Published 12:00 am, Thursday, April 7, 2016
DARIEN — With its proximity to town, local beaches and Darien’s Blue Ribbon elementary school, the classic five-bedroom colonial on Harbor Road is all about location, location, location.
Sited on just over an acre of land, the property features a large patio for entertaining during the warmer months and manicured perennial gardens that surround the home.
Inside, the home offers 3,800 square feet of living space with detailed moldings, hardwood flooring and plenty of natural light.
A front-to-back entry hall offers a light-filled welcome, and is flanked on either side by a formal dining room and formal living room, in true center hall fashion.
The formal living room features crown molding, a wood-burning fireplace with a white marble surround and a simple white mantle.
A formal dining space features a beaded chair rail and an elegant walnut inlay in the flooring.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 11 Harbor Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,835
YEAR BUILT: 1977
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Two fireplaces, two car attached garage, stone terrace, one acre of flat property, five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, mudroom, lower level, skylights
SCHOOLS: Hindley, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
The adjacent butler’s pantry offers ample prep space for entertaining with granite counters, lighted glass upper cabinetry for displaying stemware, a Subzero wine refrigerator and a hammered brass vessel sink.
At the heart of the home is the Tuscan-inspired kitchen that is both warm and inviting. The lightfilled space features vaulted ceilings with skylights and exposed pine beams.
Creamy cabinetry outfitted with satin nickel hardware wraps around the room with a stainless undermount sink. The kitchen overlooks a grassy flat backyard through an arched window.
A large center island topped with a beveled granite counter offers plenty of space for easy, everyday dining.
Appliances include a Subzero refrigerator, dual Wolf wall oven and a six-burner-plus-griddle Wolf range with a hand-glazed tiled backsplash of a countryside scene.
The kitchen is open to both a breakfast nook as well as a step-down family room. It has vaulted ceilings and skylights, a stone fireplace, a wall of built-in bookcases and window seats with added storage.
Two powder rooms and a mudroom round out the first floor.
The second floor includes two family bedrooms that share a full-hall bath in addition to the master suite.
The master bedroom features two walk-in closets with custom organizational storage and a wainscotted bath with a clawfoot soaking tub, step-in shower and his and hers vanities.
A third level offers two generously sized guest bedrooms that share a large bath with a dual vanity and tub.
The lower level includes a carpeted playroom or media room as well as the laundry room.