Real Estate: A Colonial on a quiet Darien cul-de-sac
DARIEN — Tucked in the Ox Ridge section of town on the desirable Blueberry Lane, a classically elegant Colonial offers quiet cul-de-sac living on nearly two acres of property.
Designed in 1998 by Penny Glassmeyer of PG Properties, 6,500-square-foot home features detailed moldings, elegant inlays and the best of materials throughout its three levels of living space.
Even on its exterior, the clapboard-sided home is trimmed with hand-carved moldings. Inside, the sun-filled, two-story foyer is lined with floor-to-ceiling paneling and hardwood floors laid in a herringbone pattern.
Serving as a space for large gatherings, a built-in wet bar tucked away at the end of the foyer making for easy entertaining.
At left of entry, through a fluted doorway with an intricately designed interior transom window, is a formal living room with an oversized wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to a conservatory.
Lined with wall-to-wall windows, the sunroom is designed with classical columns between each set of windows, embellished by hand carved moldings that perfectly frame the panoramic views of its private woodsy setting.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 60 Blueberry Lane
YEAR BUILT: 1998
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,532
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 2
NOTABLE FEATURES: three car attached garage, five fireplaces, free form pool, conservatory, study, butler’s pantry
SCHOOLS: Ox Ridge, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
The conservatory has access to the backyard and footbridge through a set of French doors.
An oak-paneled library features built-ins with fluted moldings, a corner wood burning fireplace and a large picture window for plenty of natural life.
At the heart of the home is a French country inspired kitchen with fossilized limestone counters, creamy hand painted cabinetry and a stone fireplace. Appliances include a six-burner commercial grade Dynasty range with a built-in hood, dual Thermador wall ovens and a Subzero refrigerator.
A center island spanning eight feet serves both as a space for everyday dining and for entertaining guests and a well-equipped butler’s pantry offers prep space and a second Asko dishwasher.
A sun-filled breakfast nook overlooks the freeform pool surrounded by lush perennial gardens and evergreen screening creating a serene and private backyard setting.
Just off the kitchen is a step down family room wrapped in grass cloth wall paper and wainscoting. The family room features a stone fireplace and access to the pool and terrace equipped with a built-in Lynx grill.
There are two office spaces just off the family room lending themselves as a convenient homework station and lady’s office.
The second floor includes three en suite guest bedrooms, a second floor laundry room and a private master suite.
The master bedroom includes his and hers walk-in closets and a spacious en suite bath with his and hers vanities, a sunken tub and a frameless glass steam shower.
A third level offers a large carpeted playroom with a full bath and cedar closet.
And above the three car garage and mudroom, a large recreational space with an attached en suite guest bedroom lends itself as a billiard’s room, second family room or playroom.