Real estate: A picture-book home on St. Nick’s road
Published 12:00 am, Friday, January 8, 2016
A gracious 1897 Colonial on picturesque St. Nicholas Road cul-de-sac in Darien has been lovingly renovated by previous owners to offer nearly 7,000 square feet of easy living space.
Set back from the road, the home enjoys one perfectly flat acre of property with well cared for gardens and professional exterior landscaping.
With clapboard siding and black shutters, the home enjoys plenty of curb appeal featuring a portico-covered entry.
Inside the 6,800-square foot home, a first floor lends itself to a casual everyday lifestyle that doubles as a great space for entertaining.
A welcoming foyer opens to a charming formal living room featuring the first of five fireplaces in the home and two sets of built-in bookcases for displaying photographs and collections.
A step-down library is wrapped in Mahogany built-ins and features a wet bar with a copper vessel sink and refrigerator.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 4 St. Nicholas Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,800
YEAR BUILT: 1897
YEAR RENOVATED: 2004
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Five fireplaces, three-car attached garage, stone terrace, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, cedar closet, balcony,
SCHOOLS: Royle, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
The formal dining room is quite generous in size, featuring original built-in corner hutches, a lovely crystal chandelier and crown molding.
Steps down from the dining room is a large beamed family room featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and plenty of natural light from its large windows with transoms.
The family room opens to the kitchen and breakfast room that includes a set of French doors leading to an outdoor stone fireplace and fully equipped outdoor kitchen.
Undoubtedly the heart of the home is the light-filled gourmet kitchen with an expansive center island offering seating for five guests.
The kitchen features plenty of custom white cabinetry, three skylights and recessed lighting.
Appliances include two Thermador ovens, three dishwashers, a built-in custom refrigerator and a six-burner DCS range.
The second floor of the home includes a home office, second family room or homework space, five generously sized bedrooms and a private master suite wing.
The master features vaulted ceilings with a gas fireplace, a private sitting room with its own wet bar and a private balcony.
Two master walk-in closets have been outfitted with custom organizational storage.
Overlooking the professionally landscaped gardens, the luxurious master bath includes a whirlpool tub, steam shower, radiant heated floors and a dual vanity.
The second floor includes a sun-filled laundry room with plenty of cabinetry and counter space, and five family bedrooms, two of which have their own en suite bath. The remaining share two full baths.
Occupying its own private wing of the second floor, the sixth en suite guest bedroom easily lends itself as an in-law suite or private space for house guests.