On the market: Spacious Cape in a great neighborhood
Published 7:55 am, Friday, March 27, 2015
Tucked on a quiet cul de sac in the heart of Tokeneke, a lovely Cape on Homewood Lane is a special place to call home.
Built on 1.36 acres backing up to a protected nature preserve, the property is lush in mature trees, a trickling stream and a grassy lawn perfect for play.
The expanded Cape features a surprising amount of entertaining both inside and out.
Designed in what could be called a horseshoe shape, many of the first-floor rooms feature French doors opening to the home's screened-in porch.
A traditional formal living room features a wood-burning fireplace with a marble surround and wall sconces with French doors leading to the porch.
The bright eat-in kitchen features creamy white cabinetry with a built-in pantry wall offering plenty of storage and a large center island for everyday seating.
On one side, the kitchen opens to a formal dining room with classic white paneling and on the other is sitting room with a wood-burning fireplace set against a white-painted brick wall.
More InformationABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Cod
ADDRESS: 7 Homewood Lane
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,659
YEAR BUILT: 1974
YEAR RENOVATED: 2009
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 1
FEATURES: screened-in porch, deck, two-car attached garage, first floor master suite, Tokeneke
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
TAX RATE: 15.01
Through French doors, the sitting room opens to a sunken family room, added by previous owners in 2009, that is drenched in light with a step-down powder room.
The family room features exposed wood beams, a large picture window with transoms and French doors accessing the porch.
A first-floor master suite offers privacy in its own wing of the home.
The master features nearly an entire wall of windows overlooking the property and a sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and arched window.
The master includes two walk-in closets and a wainscoted master bath with his-and-hers pedestal sinks, a frameless glass stone step-in shower with a built-in bench and a linen closet with mirrored French doors.
Adjacent to the master is a guest bedroom with a full bath that previous owners have used as an office but could easily be used as a nursery.
The second floor includes three additional guest bedrooms that share a full bath.
The community-oriented Tokeneke Association is a sought-after place for raising families, with its own beach, neighborhood police and community events.
As part of the association, the home's residents can enjoy neighborhood-wide activities like its holiday Christmas caroling, ladies' tea at high tide and Lobsterfest in the summer.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Eileen Hanford of Halstead Property at 203-253-0995 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.