Real estate: Elegance and convenience
DARIEN — A sleek and sophisticated Cape on Overbrook Road offers a classic floor plan with plenty of modern updates.
Close to town, the train and local schools, the home sits on a corner lot ribboned with stonewalls and evergreens providing year-round privacy screening.
A portico-covered entry framed by two classic columns offers an elegant approach into the home.
Inside, a formal living room features oversized three eight-over-eight windows with plantation shutters, a wood-burning fireplace and recessed lighting.
A chic formal dining room is wrapped in with sueded striped wallpaper and classic white paneling that has been lacquered to offer a more modern touch.
Two sets of built-ins, also painted in a high-gloss, offer a space for displaying serve and stemware.
An updated kitchen features white cabinetry with nickel hardware, granite counters and a tumbled stone backsplash.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Cod
ADDRESS: 25 Overbrook Lane
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,218
YEAR BUILT: 1949
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FULL BATH: 3
NOTABLE FEATURES: Wood-burning fireplace, pantry, breakfast bar, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, two terraces, stonewalls, skylight, French doors, two-car attached garage
SCHOOLS: Royle, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
Appliances include a six-burner Thermador range, Subzero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher.
A walk-in pantry offers further storage for both food as well as serve ware with pretty glass doors.
A step-down breakfast room has vaulted shiplap paneled ceilings, tumbled stone flooring and French doors leading to an outdoor terrace.
The breakfast room includes a built-in work station or command center, two large closets housing two hidden mudrooms with customized storage and access to the two-car garage.
A sun-filled family room just off the kitchen features three walls of oversized windows and French doors leading to two separate stone patios.
The family room features a built-in media center, crown molding and recessed lighting.
A first floor en suite bedroom offers privacy for guests with vaulted ceilings, a built-in bookcase and desk area and French doors leading to the terrace.
The second floor of the home includes two guest bedrooms with plenty of storage space that share a full hall bath with a dual vanity and skylight.
An expanded master suite includes a walk-in dressing room with a built-in dresser and a luxurious master bath with marble hex-tile flooring, a dual vanity and frameless glass subway-tiled steam shower.
A lower level offers an additional 500 square feet of finished space lending itself as a playroom, family room or recreational space.