Real estate: A storybook Cape in a cul-de-sac
Published 12:00 am, Friday, January 22, 2016
A charming Cape on Darien’s Great Hill Road is tucked on a lovely neighborhood cul-de-sac.
Just minutes from the downtown shopping district and a short walk to Tokeneke Elementary School, the home’s convenient location is a draw for many buyers.
The Cape sits on a 0.42-acre level parcel with mature plantings, shrub borders and gardens that afford homeowners plenty of privacy.
With white cedar shakes, green shutters and matching green flower boxes, the house would easily fit right into a storybook.
Inside the front entry a formal living room features a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround that has been painted black for a more modern touch.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Cod
ADDRESS: 24 Great Hill Road
YEAR BUILT: 1954
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,656
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7
FULL BATH: 1
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Fireplace, deck, terrace, screened porch, mature plantings, crown molding, three finished levels
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
Opposite the living room is a cozy den or family room that features a wall of built-ins, perfect for displaying photographs and collections.
An updated powder room features white paneling, coastal plantation shutters and a pebble floor reminiscent of Sheffield Island stones.
A galley style eat-in kitchen is bathed in natural light and offers access to a large deck and lower terrace, perfect for entertaining in the warmer months.
Just off the kitchen is a small dining space that features two sets of built-ins for displaying stem and serve ware and a crystal chandelier.
A three-season screened-in porch offers a lovely spot to enjoy coffee or tea and is surrounded by the meticulously cared-for perennial gardens on the property.
The second level of the home includes three guest bedrooms with built-in bookcases, plenty of storage and cozy sitting alcoves, perfect for a comfy upholstered chair and reading lamp.
The three bedrooms share an updated hall bath that features wainscoting, Carrara marble tiling and plantation shutters for added privacy.
A fully finished lower level is wrapped in nautically inspired wainscoting and includes a family room, home office space and a spacious laundry room.
For more information or to see the property please contact Lucy Oldrin of Halstead Property at 203-219-4757 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org