Tucked in the private back country of Darien, the mini estate at 700 Hollow Tree Ridge Road is sited on nearly 2 acres of unrivaled serenity.

With beautiful flowering shrubs, mature dogwood and Japanese maple trees and endless perennial gardens surrounding a private pond with two footbridges, the property offers a tranquil retreat.

Recently expanded and renovated throughout, the house features clean and simple design work while paying attention to detail at every turn.

"They have kept the integrity of the home throughout construction. They've paid so much attention to detail with the top-of-the-line fixtures -- the Perrin & Rowe and Rohl bathroom fixtures and Waterworks bathrooms, plus the custom-made wall sconces by Olympia that are one-of-a-kind and the Baccarat hanging pendants over the kitchen island," Halstead Property real estate agent Nancy Dauk said.

The two-story entryway features herringbone floors and a sweeping paneled staircase to the second level. A first-floor office features wide-plank pine floors, a wood-burning fireplace with a hand-carved mantel and a wet bar.

Designed in an octagonal shape, the home features a unique take on a formal dining room, though featuring the traditional elements like chair rail, paneling and a built-in corner hutch.

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ADDRESS: 700 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien
PRICE: $3,695,000
STYLE: Colonial
ACRES: 1.98
FEATURES: Pond, terrace, French doors, whirlpool tub, perennial gardens, Carrera marble
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
ASSESSMENT: $2,264,570
TAXES: $29,825

To have a house featured, email Patricia Hines at phines@bcnnew.com

The gourmet kitchen sports a six-burner Wolf range, deep farmhouse sink, Miele steam oven and granite countertops. A center island was designed on an angle to allow for ample seating area and functionality, and sits on a glass mosaic base.

A sunny family area with built-ins, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors accessing the backyard is attached to the kitchen providing an easy and open floor plan.

The rear staircase off the kitchen leads to a large second-floor family room a featuring tray ceiling, handmade wall sconces and a built-in TV center.

A full bath is off the family room and has radiant marble floors, a Jacuzzi and a tiled step-in shower.

Adjacent to the family room is a second-floor office, offering a convenient and functional workspace.

It features architecturally designed cathedral ceilings, ample Mahogany built-in storage and double closets, lending itself as an additional bedroom if needed.

With one of the best views in the house, the master suite overlooks the perfectly manicured sweeping grounds through a large picture window.

The master bath features a Carrera marble double vanity as well as heated Carrera marble floors. It includes a steam shower and elegant claw-foot tub with a polished nickel hand shower.

There is an en suite bedroom and two additional guest bedrooms that share a hall bath with basket weave marble floors, a modern vanity and a linen closet.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Nancy Dauk of Halstead Property at 203-656-6501 or ndauk@halstead.com.

Makayla Silva is a freelance writer.