Real estate: A Tokeneke treasure
Tucked in the heart of Tokeneke, a nearly 8,000-square foot Colonial combines design, location and lifestyle.
The five-bedroom home offers plenty of living space for the 2015 buyer with six fireplaces, a home gym and two wine cellars.
Despite the size, the home does not feel overwhelming.
Inside, a gracious the two-story foyer is warmed by its own welcoming fireplace.
At left of entry, a more formal wing includes the living room, study and dining area, each with French doors leading to the outdoor terrace.
A formal living room features a wood-burning fireplace with a pretty white mantle, large floor-to-ceiling windows with transoms and three sets of French doors leading outside.
Just of the living room is a cozy library with wall-to-wall cherry built-ins, an additional wood-burning fireplace and two sets of French doors leading to a covered terrace.
The dining room is wrapped in a peacock-inspired black and white wallpaper adding some whimsy to a formal space; the dining room also has access to the outdoors through two sets of French doors with transoms that bring in plenty of light to the room.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 1 Searles Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 7994
YEAR BUILT: 2001
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14
FULL BATH: 5
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: Terrace, outdoor fireplace, built-in outdoor kitchen, six fireplaces, French doors, two wine cellars, home gym
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
A well-equipped butler’s pantry includes a Bosch dishwasher; wine refrigerator and a hammered copper vessel sink with a copper faucet.
At the heart of the home is a gourmet kitchen that is open to a family room with vaulted ceilings, a built-in media center and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
The family room has access to the outdoor terrace dining area that features an outdoor fireplace and built-in DCS grill.
The kitchen is separated from the family area by a peninsula with glass upper cabinetry.
With honed Jerusalem limestone counters, a Teak butcher-block center island and top-of-the-line appliances such as the six-burner Thermoform range and Subzero refrigerator, the kitchen would delight any chef.
Plus, a large walk-in pantry just off the kitchen offers plenty of additional storage.
The second floor of the home includes two en suite guest bedrooms and two additional guest bedrooms that share a full hall bath.
Each of the guest bedrooms includes closets that have been outfitted by California Closets.
A spacious master suite features a vaulted ceiling, brick wood-burning fireplace and its own private balcony overlooking the property and an adjacent pond.
An attached sitting room could double as an office or den if desired as it features a built-in media center.
The master includes his and hers walk-in closets as well as his and hers en suite baths. The lady’s en suite features a Carrara marble vanity, deep soaking tub with a Carrara marble surround and a frameless glass step-in shower.
The second floor also includes a laundry room, playroom with built-ins and a smaller room that could be used as an office or craft room.
The lower level of the home includes an oversized exercise room and two wine cellars that combined accommodate 6,000 bottles.