On the Market: Tucked away on a Darien cul-de-sac
DARIEN — At the end of the quiet Arrowhead Way Extension cul-de-sac, an expanded five bedroom Colonial offers 4,400 square feet of turnkey living in the heart of Tokeneke.
Known for its community-wide Easter Egg Hunts, ladies’ “Tea at High Tide” and Christmas carol sing-a-long, Tokeneke is a beloved seaside neighborhood with plenty to offer.
With approximately 250 families, the Tokeneke Association has its own police service that not only patrols all roads but checks on your home bringing in mail and newspapers while you are away.
This particular home offers an easy floor plan that features a first floor and lower level guest suite, two fireplaces and plenty of sun-filled living space.
Inside, a foyer leads right into a beautifully designed living room with vaulted ceilings, exposed white beams and French doors with an arched transom window leading to a deck.
The living room features the first of two wood burning fireplaces and offers lovely views of the flowering perennial gardens lush in hydrangeas and specimen trees.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 36 Arrowhead Way Extension
PRICE: $ 2,350,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,406
YEAR BUILT: 1954
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: two fireplaces, two car attached garage, one-acre property, mudroom, walkout lower level, deck, flagstone terrace, French doors
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.77
A cozy library located just off the living room features a built in desk and shelving for displaying collections.
A charming powder room is wrapped in coastal bead board paneling and nautical chart wallpaper and features an antique vanity with brass Perrin and Rowe fixtures.
A first-floor bedroom is perfect for guests or for an in law suite featuring its own full wainscoted bath and French doors leading to a private deck.
An updated chef’s kitchen features white cabinetry, granite counters and top-of-the-line Viking appliances.
While the formal dining room, with its lovely crystal chandelier and wall of glass built-ins offers space for entertaining guests, every day dining is available at the kitchen island as well as in its attached breakfast room with a built-in wainscoted banquette.
The kitchen opens seamlessly into a light-filled family room with an entire wall of windows and French doors opening to a large stone terrace perfect for outdoor entertaining.
The second floor of the home includes three family bedrooms that share a full hall bath with a tub and marble vanity.
A private master suite features a vaulted ceiling, a separate sitting room with access to a balcony overlooking the property and a limestone master bath.
A lower level offers additional living space lending itself as a playroom or second family room with a wood burning fireplace and walkout access to a covered lower flagstone terrace through French doors.
The lower level includes a space for a craft room or office and a fifth en suite guest bedroom with a walk-in cedar closet.