In Darien: A Colonial inspired by the Cape
DARIEN — From its Nantucket-shingle siding to its large dormers and Gambrel gables, you would expect to see this type of home dotting the seaside communities along Cape Cod.
Luckily for Darien, MJM Construction designed this new construction Colonial for buyers looking for a transitional-style home with a healthy dose of coastal inspiration.
Set back from the road on Five Mile River, this private, transitional-style Colonial offers a new construction home with a direct waterfront parcel across the road with a one-year water slip on Five Mile River.
The one-acre property is enhanced with professional landscaping and lovely New England stonewalls ribboning the property.
Inside, a gracious two-story foyer lined with recessed paneling and deep walnut-stained flooring sets the tone for the three finished levels of living space.
At 6,750 square feet, the home includes six bedrooms plus a special bonus room designed from a pre-existing structure on the property.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 96 Five Mile River Road
PRICE: $ 4,250,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,750
YEAR BUILT: 2015
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 20
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: three fireplaces, three car attached garage, one year water slip on Five Mile River, detached guest cottage, possible pool site, wet bar, butler’s pantry, mudroom,
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
Just off the foyer, sliding pocket French doors create a feeling of intimacy in the formal dining room, which attaches to a well-equipped butler’s pantry that includes a wine refrigerator, Blanco vessel sink and LED lighted glass cabinetry.
At the heart of the home, a professionally equipped kitchen was designed with only the best of materials, including its honed, brushed white Calcutta marble counters and white-inset cabinetry handcrafted in Indiana.
Satin nickel fixtures and a white marble chevron-tiled backsplash create a contemporary look with timeless appeal.
State of the art appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a six-burner Wolf range and Wolf wall oven.
Perfect for entertaining on a grand scale or simply day-to-day living, a professional kitchen unfolds seamlessly into a generous breakfast room and family room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
Sliding pocket French doors off the family room turn the formal living room into quiet sitting room.
A connecting breezeway from the family room links to a pre-existing structure on the property transformed into a great room.
The great room lends itself as a wonderful entertaining space with cathedral ceilings and exposed wooden beams, a wood-burning stone fireplace and a bar area.
The great room includes two full bathrooms, one of which includes a sauna, and a second laundry room.
The first floor of the home also includes a powder room, mudroom with custom organizational storage and an office space that could also lend itself as a private guest suite with a full bath.
The second floor of the home includes four guest bedrooms, plus a private master suite.
The master bedroom includes a private balcony, a walk-in closet waiting to be customized by future buyers and a spa-worthy en suite bath with a deep soaking tub, frameless glass step-in shower and dual marble-topped vanity.
A third level offers a sixth bedroom with its own en suite bath.
The property also includes a possible pool site, and a detached one-bedroom guest cottage includes a living room, kitchen and en suite bedroom.