Sunny, hilltop locale in Darien
Updated 3:10 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016
DARIEN — With its sunny hilltop locale complete with its own private sports court paradise, this custom built Colonial on Middlesex Road was completely reimagined and renovated for a 2016 lifestyle.
Featuring more than 6,500 square feet of light and bright living space, the home’s meticulous craftsmanship and intricate millwork is shown throughout its three finished levels of living space.
Sited on just over two acres of property, the home enjoys a Deco Turf sport and tennis court, oversized level back yard and expansive stone terrace for outdoor entertaining.
Designed with green construction, the home, completely renovated and reconstructed from top to bottom by its current owners, features geothermal heating and cooling with extraordinarily low energy costs.
Approached by a professionally engineered and graded drive, lined with beautifully crafted stone retaining walls, the home sits high above Middlesex Road.
ADDRESS: 480 Middlesex Road
PRICE: $ 3,995,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,574
YEAR BUILT: 2015
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three-car attached garage, home gym, Deco Turf sport and tennis court, sunporch, mudroom, geothermal heating and cooling
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
Inside, a front-to-back two-story foyer showcases the homes elegant woodworking, with wide baseboard molding and detailed door casings.
Just off the foyer, a large formal living room features a wood burning fireplace with a marble surround and an elegant mantle with dental molding.
The formal living room, like most of the rooms on the first floor of the home, features French doors leading out to the terrace for seamless entertaining or day-to-day living.
Just off the living room is one of two offices in the home with built-in bookcases and a full bath with its own access to the outdoors should a future homeowner should desire a pool.
A light-filled sunroom with slate flooring features a wet bar and two walls of windows and French doors nearly stretching from floor to ceiling.
An eat-in kitchen features a timeless design with ivory quartzite counters, floor-to-ceiling subway tile and glass cabinetry.
Appliances include a six burner Wolf range, a Wolf oven, a SubZero refrigerator and two SubZero freezer drawers.
Just off the kitchen is a comfortable family room with a stone fireplace and access to the outdoor terrace through French doors.
The first floor also includes a study room, a mudroom and powder room.
On the second floor, a sophisticated master suite wing features a gas fireplace, a lovely Juliet balcony overlooking the rear of the property and a second home office.
The master includes his and hers walk-in closets outfitted with custom organizational storage, and his and hers master bathrooms, his with Carrara marble and hers with white Thassos marble.
Two of the guest bedrooms on the second floor share a Jack and Jill bath and a third guest bedroom uses a hall bathroom.
A lower level features a home gym equipped with a rubber floor and a full bath with a shower as well as a recreational room or man cave and access to the oversized three-car attached garage.