The sweet seaside cottage on Nickerson Lane offers an unmatched location on one of the town's most desirable cul-de-sacs minutes from downtown, the beach and area schools.

The property is just a quarter-mile down the road from Weed Beach, the larger of Darien's two picturesque beaches.

Though relatively modest from the exterior, the four-bedroom Cape is positioned for potential, with plenty of opportunity for expansion both over the garage and on the second floor.

A sunny first floor offers an easy floor plan, with hardwood flooring, skylights and French doors throughout.

A formal living room offers plenty of natural light and partial views of Holly Pond, a saltwater pond off Long Island Sound.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape
ADDRESS: 21 Nickerson Lane
PRICE: $1,535,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,407
ACREAGE: 0.54
YEAR BUILT: 1955
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
BEDROOMS: 4
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 1
FEATURES: gunnite heated pool, flagstone terrace, skylights, French doors, mudroom, two-car attached garage,
SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High schools
ASSESSMENT: $961,590
TAX RATE: 15.01 mills
TAXES: $14,433

Designed in an L-shape, the living room opens to the dining room, creating an easy flow for entertaining and everyday living.

The kitchen, though modest, offers causal elegance, featuring gray-painted cabinetry with polished nickel hardware, stainless appliances and ample pantry storage.

Three six-over-six windows look over the front of the property and a skylight floods the space with light.

A sunny step-down family room features cottage-inspired exposed beams painted in a shabby-chic white.

The space could easily accommodate an informal dining area and a family area with a built-in entertainment center.

Terra cotta tiles line the floor. An entire wall of windows and sliding doors accessing the stone terrace add warmth to the family space.

Just off the pool deck are a mud room and laundry room with rustic brick flooring, custom cabinets and a granite counter with farm sink.

The recently added full bath is perfect for pool guests, and features a marble tiled floor in a herringbone pattern, a frameless-glass marble step-in shower and a Carrara vanity.

Pretty French doors open to the heated gunite pool, offering easy access to the wet bar and second refrigerator inside, perfect for outdoor entertaining.

A large first-floor master suite features hardwood floors and a small sitting area. The en suite bath includes his-and-hers vanities, a sunken Jacuzzi tub and a step-in shower.

A small bedroom just off the master could be used as a nursery or small office.

On the second floor, a carpeted playroom features dormer ceilings and a skylight, bringing in plenty of natural light.

Two guest bedrooms share a jack-and-jill bath with a large custom shower and skylight.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Bruce Baker of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-912-7061 or email him at bbaker@williampitt.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Cape

ADDRESS: 21 Nickerson Lane

PRICE: $1,535,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,407

ACREAGE: 0.54

YEAR BUILT: 1955

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10

BEDROOMS: 4

FULL BATH: 3

HALF BATH: 1

FEATURES: gunite heated pool, flagstone terrace, skylights, French doors, mudroom, two-car attached garage,

SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High schools

ASSESSMENT: $961,590

TAX RATE: 15.01 mills

TAXES: $14,433