A beautifully preserved antique house offers the spaciousness and conveniences of modern living in a well-loved, historic residence.

Sited on what was a 29-acre farm owned by Charles Grant, of New York City, the property was originally a 1,600-square-foot farmhouse built in 1852.

The home was updated in the late 1800s with turn-of-the century details, including the Queen Anne windows and trims, and formal pine flooring that has been meticulously preserved.

Current owners have studied the home's history and have lovingly renovated and added onto the home to maintain the original character of the 19th century farmhouse, while meeting modern needs.

The clapboard-sided home features two lovely covered porches, offering great entertaining space and Greek revival-inspired roof pitches and columns in keeping with the period the home was designed.

Inside, the original foyer of the home remains preserved with pretty French doors in each entryway.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 14 Harbor Road
PRICE: $2,895,000
STYLE: Colonial
YEAR BUILT: 1856
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,505
ACRES: 1.09
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
BEDROOMS: 6
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: sunroom, gunite pool and spa, exterior fountain, covered porch,
SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
ASSESSMENT: $1,968,820
TAXES: $25,929

Just off the foyer, a sunroom is bathed in light through French windows that open to the front porch.

The sunroom opens to a formal living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace with nautical Delft tiles set against a wall of built-ins.

A cozy library with a stained-glass pocket door was originally the home's formal living room and features two-over-two windows dating to the 1890s and an English-styled secret door with paneling to blend into the paneled walls of the library.

A generously sized formal dining room features a wood-burning fireplace, Queen Anne windows and two sets of French doors leading to a step-down kitchen and family room.

As part of the three-story addition, the kitchen features open shelving, a walk-in pantry with a pocket door and five six-over-six windows overlooking the lovingly designed formal gardens.

The family room features exposed white-washed beams and a wood-burning fireplace in keeping with the period of the home.

The second floor features four charming family bedrooms and a hall bath with an original clawfoot tub from the 1890s.

In addition, the second floor includes a convenient laundry room and a charming original bedroom used as a nursery or a craft room by current owners.

The master bedroom features original 1856 wide-plank floors, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and an attached sunroom used as an office.

The master bath features a built-in tub, dual vanity and a skylight providing plenty of natural light.

The third floor of the home offers a sixth bedroom with a bath featuring original unglazed 1890s hex tiles.

Both the second and third floors offer bonus rooms that could be used as office space, a second family room or recreational space.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Melinda Beardsley at 203-656-6534 or lbeardsley@halstead.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

ADDRESS: 14 Harbor Road

PRICE: $2,895,000

STYLE: Colonial

YEAR BUILT: 1856

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,505

ACRES: 1.09

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12

BEDROOMS: 6

FULL BATHROOMS: 4

HALF BATHS: 1

FEATURES: sunroom, gunnite pool and spa, exterior fountain, covered porch,

SCHOOLS: Hindley, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,968,820

TAXES: $25,929