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Darien News-Review

Waterfront House Offers Slice Of Nature




DARIEN — With its panoramic open water views, private association dock and small boat launch, this seaside retreat in Seagate offers a prime slice of waterfront Darien real estate.

Built in 1991, this unique waterfront gem borders the Holly Pond, a coastal inlet of Long Island Sound harboring unique waterfowl, offering a haven for young sailors learning on their sunfish sailboats and catamarans and in the winter, providing an outdoor skating rink.

With it’s South-facing orientation looking out on Holly Pond and Long Island Sound beyond, this coastal Colonial offers spectacular views year round from nearly every room in the home.

Seaside perennial gardens that ribbon the property are lush in hydrangeas, roses and salvia and a large flat grassy area stretches all the way to water’s edge offering a lovely spot for a pair of Adirondack chairs.

Inside, the five-bedroom Nantucket-style Colonial offers an easy floor plan with free flowing spaces that transition seamlessly from room to room.

A formal dining room features lower paneling, clean crown molding and a wood burning fireplace with a white-washed brick surround.

More Information

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 9 Seagate Road

PRICE: $ 3,195,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,374

ACREAGE: 0.55

YEAR BUILT: 1991

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12

BEDROOMS: 5

FULL BATH: 4

NOTABLE FEATURES: two car attached garage, deck, brick terrace, sunroom, balcony, three fireplaces, mudroom, blue ribbon elementary school, Seagate Association, private dock, small boat launch, mooring rights

SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,660,890

TAX RATE: 15.77

TAXES: 26,192

Steps down from the dining room is a formal living room offering a second wood burning fireplace and opening into a special sunroom.

With a vaulted gazebo ceiling paneled in bead board left in a natural finish and five large windows with casement-style transoms, the sunroom offers a light-filled and breezy space to soak in water views.

The sunroom has access to a rear deck stretching the length of the home and a lower brick terrace offering plenty of outdoor entertaining space.

With nautical-inspired millwork and windows that perfectly frame water vistas, the family room is undoubtedly the heart of the home with cathedral ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and built-in bookcases and window seats.

A galley style kitchen with creamy sage cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances includes an adjacent wainscoted breakfast room with plenty of natural light, a built-in dining hutch and access to the backyard.

The first floor also includes his and hers offices, a well equipped mudroom with built-in organizational storage and a private first floor guest bedroom and a full bathroom with a shower.

The second floor features two guest bedrooms sharing a hall bath and a master suite with a vaulted ceiling and its own private balcony overlooking the pond.

A wainscoted master bathroom features a sunken Jacuzzi tub, dual vanity and shower.

A separate guest suite located over the garage features its own en suite bath.

For more information please contact the Hawes’ Team of Halstead Property at 203-858-5538 or email them at hawesteam@halstead.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016