Real estate: A water view from every angle
Artfully designed to maximize its serene setting on the postcard-perfect Gorham’s Pond in Darien, the stone and shingle Colonial on Goodwives River Road offers captivating views from nearly every room in the home.
Built in 1995, the four-bedroom home sits on an idyllic plot of waterfront property just a few minutes from town, the train and local beaches.
Through its English cottage-style arched front door, a two-story foyer opens into an elegant living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace and two sets of arched casement style windows.
A set of French doors lead from the living room to a screened-in porch that offers a quiet place for enjoying an afternoon breeze off the pond.
A second family room features a wood-burning fireplace flanked by two sets of French doors leading to one of the property’s many outdoor terraces allowing limitless space for relaxing and entertaining.
The gourmet Kitchen by Deane features a six-burner Dacor range with a built-in hood, Viking dishwasher and Subzero refrigerator.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 87 Goodwives River Road
PRICE: $ 3,395,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,128
YEAR BUILT: 1995
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Three fireplaces, two-car attached garage, screened-in porch, terrace, kayak launch, 2,000 bottle wine cellar
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary School, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
A granite center island offers space for everyday dining and a well-equipped walk-in pantry offers plenty of storage space.
The kitchen is open to a sun-filled breakfast room overlooking the pond and a cozy family room that features cathedral ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to an outdoor terrace. A large formal dining room is wrapped in grass cloth wallpaper and paneling and features two sets of French doors leading to the outdoor terraces.
The first floor also includes an elegant powder room with suede wall paper and a copper vessel sink as well as an en suite guest bedroom that includes an attached office space with a built-in desk.
On the second floor, the first of two guest bedrooms features a Carrara marble bath with polished nickel fixtures. The second guest bedroom includes an en suite with a frameless glass steam shower and a Duravit pedestal sink.
Both bedrooms offer beautiful water vistas of the pond. Still, the best view comes from the master suite that features a hexagonal sitting area that faces the historic Rings End Bridge.
The master en suite includes a frameless glass step-in shower, sunken whirlpool tub and two lovely Cesane pedestal sinks with turned legs.