DARIEN — At the top of Lighthouse Way on the corner of Post Road (Route 1) stands a miniaturized, sculptural lighthouse; a beacon lighting the way home for the next residents of the Cape Cod-style house at the end of this cul-de-sac.

The half-acre direct waterfront property at 21 Lighthouse Way contains the 2,914-square-foot house, bluestone patio, in-ground swimming pool, a private dock and beach. The property sits on Holly Pond and it has tidal access to Long Island Sound. Ample parking in the paved driveway in front of the two-car attached garage coupled with the location of this house at the circular end of the cul-de-sac accommodates many vehicles, which will come in handy for entertaining.

Taking advantage of the open sky and the sun’s reflection bouncing off the water, this house features an active solar system so, even though it was originally built in 1965 it has been modernized. Technology and modern living aside, this property is really more about lifestyle, particularly the pleasure of living on the water. There are water views from almost every room. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets every day. Step out to the waterfront side and enjoy various water activities. During warm weather months chose from swimming in the pool or in the pond.

Inside, the foyer opens to the formal dining room, which has chair railing and bay windows. The formal living room has a wall of built-in cabinetry and bookshelves and sliding doors to the bluestone patio. The sizable family room features wall-to-wall carpeting and a wall of red brick that houses the fireplace. To one side of the fireplace is counter space and built-in shelving. On the opposite wall is a built-in window seat. This room also has sliding doors to the patio.

The family room is open to the kitchen, where there is a two-tiered and angled center island that is topped with terra cotta-colored ceramic tile, as are the other counters and the floor. The backsplash comprises white ceramic tile, some of which have decorative floral patterns. There is a built-in desk area. High-end appliances include a Bosch five-burner range top, Thermador double ovens, and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Off the kitchen there is a mudroom and laundry room, where there is a door to the side yard.

The opposite wing of the house has an office with a wall of built-in bookshelves and the first floor master suite. Both rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting. The master has a green and white ceramic tile bath, a large picture window looking over Holly Pond and Long Island Sound, and sliding doors to the patio.

On the second floor there are three more bedrooms and one full bath with a double vanity. There is also attic storage.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Cape

ADDRESS: 21 Lighthouse Way

PRICE: $2,590,000

ROOMS: 8

FEATURES: water community, direct waterfront on Holly Pond with tidal access to Long Island Sound, active solar system and oil heat, in-ground swimming pool, half-acre level property, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, patio, private dock/mooring, sprinkler system, Thermopane insulated windows, some window treatments, one fireplace, exterior lighting, attic fan, awnings, shed, attached two-car garage, four bedrooms, three full baths

SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,472,800

MILL RATE: 15.77 mills

TAXES: $23,226

This location is not just about the water. This house is in the neighborhood that includes the Blue Ribbon Hindley School district.

There will be an Open House on Sunday (April 2), 2-4 pm.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Kim Cannon Hyde or Nancy Winship at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty; Hyde at 203-722-6662 or khyde@williampitt.com and Winship at 203-536-2443 or nwinship@wpsir.com.