Real estate: A 19th century Noroton gem
Published 12:00 am, Friday, February 19, 2016
A charming 1897 Colonial on Relihan Road offers 19th century charm with modern updates.
Tucked in a quiet Noroton neighborhood, the gray shingled home offers a convenient location in walking distance to the train, the Noroton Heights plaza and Weed Beach.
On just over a quarter-acre of property, the home features a private backyard with gardens and mature plantings, a detached three-car garage with an added storage loft and a framed paver drive.
Inside the Pacific-blue hued front entry, the home features 1,700 square feet filled with great architectural details such as bay windows, built-ins and arched doorways.
At the heart of the home is a warm and inviting family room featuring crown molding and a wood-burning stone fireplace flanked by two sets of original built-ins offering space for displaying books and collections.
A charming dining room features classic chair rail, a nautical-inspired light fixture and a pretty bay window that houses a built-in window seat with storage below hidden behind bead board paneling.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 67 Relihan Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,773
YEAR BUILT: 1897
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FULL BATH: 2
HALF BATH: 0
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three-car detached garage, deck, paver driveway, wood burning fireplace, built-ins, wired for generator
SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
The eat-in kitchen was renovated by previous owners to include plenty of cherry cabinetry with satin nickel hardware, granite counters and stainless appliances.
A breakfast area, used currently as a cozy sitting room, has access to spacious deck offers space for barbecuing, dining and relaxing in warmer months
A first floor office space, that could also lend itself as an additional guest bedroom, features a wood paneled accent wall adding to the home’s rustic-nautical vibe.
The first floor also features a full bathroom painted with bold navy and red rugby stripes and features a pedestal sink and step-in shower.
The second floor of the home includes three family bedrooms, including the master suite, each with charming period details.
The master bedroom features antique cast iron radiators, aged brass wall sconces and a master closet featuring a French door with an antique glass doorknob.
The first of two guest bedrooms, used currently as an office space, features a walk-in closet with custom organizational storage and a window for added light.
A second guest bedroom overlooks the side of the property from a bay window with an alcove perfect for a couple of upholstered chairs.
The bedrooms share a wainscoted hall bath with radiant heated penny-tiled floors, a dual marble vanity with polished nickel fixtures and a subway-tiled shower.